Leeds-based Jet2 is named Britain's best airline by travellers

Budget airline Jet2 has been voted one of the world's top 10 carriers by passengers.

Monday, 9th April 2018, 4:35 pm
Updated Monday, 9th April 2018, 4:41 pm

The brand - which launched from Leeds Bradford Airport in 2003 and is still primarily based in the city - had a successful night at the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards.

Jet2 was named the seventh best airline in the world behind the likes of Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand and Emirates - all premium national carriers. It was the highest-ranked British airline on the list and also won the award for Europe's best economy carrier.

Jet2 launched 15 years ago with its first flight - a trip to city break staple Amsterdam. By the end of 2003, there were seven destination on the roster.

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The company's head office later relocated to Leeds, and it now operates out of Low Fare Finder House on the airport site. There is also a city centre office in The Mint and a training academy in Bradford.

Jet2 now has 73 aircraft in its fleet, serving 58 destinations.