September 10, 2004
|“Throughout the booking and planning of this trip Jet2.com has been superb and their group booking service is second to none.”
Low cost airline welcomes on board passenger
Jet2.com, the North’s low cost airline, passed a major milestone yesterday as it welcomed on board its one-millionth passenger. A group booking of 40 people to Venice saw the airline burst past the magic number, only 18 months after its first flight took off.
Managing director of Leeds-based business Ravenheat, Louis Pickersgill, was officially named passenger number one million as he checked in for the flight. The firm, which is one of the European market leaders in Combination Central Heating Boilers, was flying out clients and customers to inspect its Verona-based factory on a three-day trip.
Mr Pickersgill will now receive two return tickets to a Jet2.com destination of his choice. He said he was shocked and delighted to be the one-millionth passenger:
“It’s a terrific surprise. I’ve flown with Jet2.com a number of times before personally, but this is the first time Ravenheat has taken so many clients and customers to see the factory.
“Throughout the booking and planning of this trip Jet2.com has been superb and their group booking service is second to none. Being named the millionth passenger is just the icing on the cake of what we know will be a very successful trip.”
Philip Meeson, boss of Jet2.com, said:
“This is a wonderful achievement for Jet2.com and I’d like to thank everyone for the hard work that has contributed to our success. Our staff put in every effort to ensure the best possible service for our passengers and that’s why they come back time and time again.
“The one millionth passenger is truly a fantastic milestone, and it’s great to be celebrating that with a successful local business. An increasing number of businesses are making group bookings like this and I’m sure Ravenheat and its customers will enjoy our quality service.
“Now we’ll look forward to taking care of the next million passengers that fly with Jet2.com.”
Source: Dart Group PLC