Jet2 has just announced a Newcastle-Gatwick route, with one-way fares (including taxes!) starting at £26.99. Jet2′s decision to launch this route was driven by the recent abandonment of said stretch by British Airways, and the airline is operating three flights a day in both directions.
Best of all, when we tried to price the route, we came up with lots and lots of £29.99 one-way fares. This suggests to us that while the lowest fare may be limited, fares nearly as cheap are plentiful.
Note the special Newcastle-Gatwick craft above, which takes the low-cost airline strategy of assigning every last square centimeter of space to advertising to a new level. For some reason, when it comes to scrappy Jet2, we don’t quite mind…
Note: This post was accurate as of press time.