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New Flights From Dublin and Blackpool

Wednesday July 11, 2012

New Flights From Dublin and Blackpool

Ireland’s national carrier Aer Lingus has announced that it will be increasing its services to Lanzarote from Dublin this coming winter, whilst budget carrier Jet2 has unveiled plans to operate an all new route to Lanzarote from Blackpool airport from May 2013.

Lanzarote’s tourist sector received a welcome boost this week with the announcement of the addition of new flight services to the island from Eire and the North West of England.

From November this year Aer Lingus will increase the number of flights from its Dublin airport hub from four to five, with a new service scheduled each Thursday across the winter months. Eire is Lanzarote’s third largest tourist market and over 172,000 holidaymakers from the Republic touched down at Arrecife airport last year alone, so the announcement was warmly received by local tourist ahorities who described it as great news for the island.

Lanzarote will also be welcoming its first flight from Blackpool airport in May 2013 as the low cost carrier Jet2 has just announced the creation of a new route next year. The service will start on Wednesday 29th May 2013 with flights available from £55.99 plus taxes and increases the flight options for holidaymakers based in the North West of England.

Jet2 spokesperson Steve Heapy stated:“We are very proud to be the airline offering even more choice to people in the region – as with Dalaman earlier in the month, Lanzarote will be the area’s first direct route to the destination. Lanzarote offers a great deal of variety from stunning beaches and volcanic plains to caves formed more than 3,000 years ago. It continues to be one of our most popular holiday resorts and we are delighted to add it to our growing list of sun destinations from Blackpool.”

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