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Jet2 start flights from Birmingham Airport

Jet2 aeroplane Credit: PA

Jet2 have started new flights from Birmingham Airport, creating 200 new jobs.

The first flight left for Malaga this morning. The budget airline will offer 23 destinations from Birmingham Airport, which will see around 57 weekly flights.

Flights will operate from Birmingham Airport this summer to:

  • Alicante (Costa Blanca, Benidorm and Calpe)
  • Crete
  • Faro (The Algarve and Albufeira)
  • Fuerteventura
  • Girona (Costa Brava, Tossa de Mar and Lloret de Mar)
  • Gran Canaria
  • Ibiza
  • Lanzarote
  • Majorca
  • Malaga (Costa Del Sol, Torremolinos and Merja)
  • Menorca
  • Paphos
  • Reus (Costa Dorada and Salou)
  • Rhodes
  • Tenerife

Paul Kehoe, Chief Executive of Birmingham Airport, said:

This is a significant day for Birmingham Airport as we welcome our newest partner to the West Midlands.Customers from the region will have access to more choice than ever.

– Birmingham Airport, Paul Kehoe
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New push for more people to visit Northamptonshire

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A new campaign to attract more people to Northamptonshire is being launched.

It's being backed the former Saatchi advertising supremo James Lowther.

As part of the push, bosses will promote the county's credentials as having more stately homes than any other.

The beautiful village of Oundle in Northants. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The new tourism campaign - Northamptonshire: Britain's Best Surprise! - will be launched at Boughton House.

Figures show tourism brings in around 2 billion pounds a year to Cambridgeshire while Hertfordshire earns around the same but trailling behind is Northamptonshire with 1 billion generated by tourism.

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