A new way to pay for Jet2.com customers

Jet2.com has joined forces with PayPal, a global leader in online payments, to offer its customers the ability to pay for flights using their PayPal account.

The new partnership will give Jet2.com’s customers even more choice when it comes to paying for their flights. The deal means that in addition to debit and credit card transactions, customers can also now benefit from making payments via PayPal’s safe, simple and smart way to pay online.

PayPal offers a convenient way to pay online as well as protecting customers’ transactions and personal information. Once customers open an account, their financial details are securely stored, meaning that customers paying for Jet2.com flights through PayPal do not need to re-enter their financial details and enjoy a much faster booking.

Steve Lee, Commercial Director at Jet2.com said, “We are delighted to have teamed up with PayPal to offer our customers an extra, secure way to pay for their flights. At Jet2.com we are committed to providing our customers with the very best service and choice when booking flights with us and the introduction of the new PayPal service means that they now have even more ways to pay.

“The launch of the PayPal partnership is a further example of how we seek to innovate and provide our customers with even more. In November, we announced the launch of myJet2 – a brand new customer loyalty programme. This week, we also announced the launch of a brand new gift voucher facility.
“We are confident that PayPal will prove to be a very successful facility on our website and look forward to a long relationship with them.”

Also commenting on the partnership, Cameron McLean, General Manager of Merchant Services at PayPal UK, said, "We are delighted that Jet2.com is the latest big brand to offer its customers the chance to pay with PayPal, joining names like Boots, BHS, Topshop, Goldsmiths, BBC Shop, Stagecoach and eBay.”

PayPal is the UK’s preferred online payment brand* and has a customer base of over 20 million online shoppers, which represents two in every three British internet shoppers.** PayPal is a payment option on over 120,000 retailers’ sites across Europe.

Jet2.com is the north’s leading leisure airline serving 45 destinations across six regional bases – Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle, Blackpool, Belfast and Edinburgh. The airline is bucking the current downturn in the travel sector and has reported record load factors of more than 90 per cent and launched 22 brand new routes for Summer 2009 across its bases.

Recently Jet2.com has been voted the UK’s best short-haul airline by readers of the Guardian and Observer and UK’s best low cost airline by Daily and Sunday Telegraph readers.
For more information visit www.jet2.com or www.paypal.co.uk

* Forrester’s Online Media, Marketing and Retail Study survey
** UK Payments Market 2008, Payments Council


For further information
Contact the Jet2.com Press Office on 0113 243 1355. Email pressoffice@jet2.com
Contact the PayPal Press Office on 020 7566 9777. Email paypal@lansons.com

Notes to editors
1. Jet2.com is a subsidiary of Dart Group plc, the aviation services and distribution group, which has 30 years’ commercial aviation experience
2. Jet2.com has six UK bases, serving: 40 destinations from Leeds Bradford; 19 from Manchester; 13 from Newcastle; ten from Blackpool; 14 from Belfast International; and 12 from Edinburgh
3. Jet2.com has scooped a number of prestigious awards including: 2008 Best UK Short-Haul Airline; 2006 & 2007 ‘Best European Short-Haul Airline’; the world’s most punctual airline into Amsterdam Schiphol; the 2005 ‘Best Online Booking Service’ of any UK airline; and the favourite British low cost airline from both Holiday Which? and Wanderlust magazines.

About PayPal
PayPal is a secure online account that stores your card and bank details, enabling you to pay online and by mobile phone quickly and safely. There’s no need to enter your sensitive financial information every time you shop, and you can be confident that it is never shared with the seller. PayPal is the safer, easier way to pay and get paid online. With 65 million active accounts* (165 million total accounts) in 190 markets and 19 currencies around the world, PayPal enables global ecommerce. PayPal is an eBay company.
Thousands of merchants accept PayPal today from their websites, including leading e-commerce sites such as Boots, BHS, Topshop, Goldsmiths, Ted Baker, New Look and eBay. With PayPal, merchants can sell their goods to the tens of millions of proven online shoppers who prefer PayPal**, often seeing a reduction in shopping cart abandonment therefore increasing sales conversion.
PayPal Europe S.àr.l. et Cie S.C.A. is a Luxembourg-based limited liability partnership, which is regulated by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (‘CSSF') in Luxembourg. PayPal Inc is the ultimate parent of PayPal Europe S.àr.l. et Cie S.C.A. and is 100 per cent owned by eBay Inc. PayPal Inc was set up in the US in December 1998 and acquired by eBay Inc in 2002.

More information about the company can be found at www.paypal.co.uk or www.paypal.co.uk/press

* Active accounts are those that have had activity in the past 12 months.
** According to independent Forrester research, 23 per cent of European online shoppers prefer paying with PayPal.

Published on: 12:00AM on 11th December 2008