Jet2 launches new interiors as it celebrates 5 years at Manchester has revealed a new interior design for its aircraft during the celebration of its 5th anniversary at Manchester which included welcoming its 20 millionth passenger from the north of England airport.

In 2010 the airline will operate ten new routes from Manchester and will also be basing two new aircraft there. It will deliver more than 200 flights a week, with a projected one million passengers flying from the base over the year and total capacity up 27% on last year. As a consequence, Jet2 will be Manchester’s biggest leisure low-fare airline, offering more scheduled leisure destinations than any other operator.

Ian Doubtfire, managing director of, remarked, “Welcoming our 20 millionth passenger on board gives us a huge cause for celebration and really is a significant step in the history of the airline which launched only eight years ago. It has been a tough couple of years for the travel industry but I am proud to say that we have continued to go from strength to strength.

As mentioned, the carrier is also unveiling a radical transformation of its fleet, helping to improve passenger comfort and reduce fuel consumption with innovative ergonomically designed seating. Specially commissioned to make the in-seat experience more comfortable and accommodating, whilst saving weight, the new seats mean that less fuel is needed, helping the airline to keep its fares as low as possible.

Increasing passenger comfort and style further, the new seating is made from a leather material known as e-Leather and will feature’s trademark red and silver colours. The new look fleet also features an updated interior colour scheme, bringing the silver, red and white of the outside of the aircraft into the interior design.

“The new-look fleet is extremely impressive and I am convinced that our customers will be thrilled with the results. The brand new look really sets to the scene for our future growth and expansion and is a great testament to how far we have come over the years,” Doubtfire added.

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