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17th March 2011 Print

Leading leisure airline with friendly low fares,, has just announced an exciting new route to Alicante, direct from Belfast International Airport.

Alicante airport is in close proximity to the great holiday hot-spots of Benidorm, Torrevieja, Calpe and Denia.

Families looking for great value package breaks during the peak school holiday period can book with sister company Jet2holidays and choose from a wide range of hotels and apartments on the famous ‘White Coast’. Jet2holidays combine flights, transfers, two to five star hotels, ATOL protection and 22kg baggage allowance – from just £369 per person for seven nights.

The new flights and Jet2holidays breaks will depart every Monday for the peak summer period of 27 June to 29 August. Alicante will be the airline’s 13th destination available from Belfast International Airport and flights are now on sale from just £39.99 one way including taxes.

Managing director for Jet2holidays, Steve Heapy, is confident that this route will be extremely popular with Northern Irish tourists.  He commented: “Alicante is perfect for families, as well as for couples looking for a romantic break or groups looking for fun in the sun. It has proven to be one of our most popular holiday destinations from our other bases and we are delighted to be able to now offer great value package holidays and flights to Alicante from Northern Ireland.

“All of our Jet2holidays customers will benefit from allocated seats and friendly flight times offered by, meaning they arrive in Alicante at lunchtime ready to hit the beach and return back to Belfast by mid-afternoon so there are no late night transport issues. Plus with a generous baggage allowance of 22kg you can easily stock up on your duty free and bring your favourite holiday wardrobe. Also, because we deal directly with our accommodation providers we are able to offer our customers the very best price. To help people get away, we offer a low deposit of £60. We are also ATOL protected giving holidaymakers complete peace of mind.”

Uel Hoey, Belfast International Airport’s business development director, said,  “Alicante is a popular destination for travellers from Northern Ireland and we are pleased to note’s continued commitment to the local market in adding to their expanding destination list from Belfast International Airport.”

Alicante is the gateway to the Costa Blanca which is famous for fine white sand beaches – 470 of which have been awarded the quality Blue Flag. Alicante also offers a perfect mixture of first class shopping, mouth-watering local cuisine, world-class golf courses and beautiful Spanish scenery. Alicante’s mountain-top castle is well worth a visit and thrill-seekers should head to the amusement park Terra Mítica on the outskirts of Benidorm, or the Aqualand water park, perfect for daredevils who can ride the famous Kamikaze slides or the Black Hole ride. now flies to 13 destinations from Belfast: Alicante, Blackpool, Dubrovnik, Geneva, Ibiza, Jersey, Leeds Bradford, Majorca, Menorca, Murcia, Pisa, Tenerife and Toulouse.

For more information about or for bookings, visit for flights or for package holidays.