Island welcomes UK sunseekers

, the “friendly low fares” airline, has announced plans to connect the Scottish city of Glasgow to the largest Canary Island, Tenerife. The expansion will take place on April 1. Flights will operate twice a week until November 4 2011.

Alongside Dalaman in Turkey, and Alicante, Spain, Tenerife is one of the most popular ‘sun and sea’ destinations available from UK airports, accessible from London Gatwick, Manchester, and Bristol, among others.

Tenerife is famed for its mountainous central regions, as well as its violent geological history, which includes the tantrums of the third largest active volcano in the world, Mount Teide. The island’s pleasant climate, controlled by the trade winds, provides an ideal holiday destination for sun seekers and explorers alike.

Commenting on Jet2’s latest expansion, Pia Louw, Director at the Tenerife Tourism Corporation said, “We are delighted that Jet2 has recognised Tenerife’s ever-growing popularity in the UK market, and we look forward to welcoming even more tourists to our shores.”

The airline’s latest offering will operate on Tuesdays and Fridays, costing in the region of £57, one-way. The flight complements the Abbotsinch hub’s existing routes to the Canary Islands of Fuerteventura and La Palma, operated by Thomas Cook.

, the carrier’s package holiday arm, is also offering new options for travellers. Staying at Playa de Las Américas, a popular holiday resort in the south of the island, travellers can expect to pay around £200 for a self-catered apartment with Jet2holidays, and £263 for half-board.

The company does not have any all-inclusive holidays available at Playa de Las Américas, but there are plenty of B&Bs scattered around the resort.

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