Neapolitan Riviera holidays launch from Cambridge Airport


24-09-2012

Cambridge Airport has announced it will be launching direct holidays to the Neapolitan Riviera in October 2013, in conjunction with independent tour operator Newmarket Holidays. The holidays have been introduced for next year due to popular demand, following the success of the operator’s sell-out packages from Cambridge Airport to the Italian Lakes this year.

Departing in October next year,  travellers will be able to choose from a selection of seven-night packages to Sorrento and the Bay of Naples or the Amalfi Coast, just a stone’s throw away from some of Europe’s most fascinating attractions including Pompeii and the towering Mount Vesuvius. Plus, savvy holidaymakers can take advantage of a fantastic “early bird” discount and save up to £150 per couple on all bookings made before 31 October 2012, with discounted prices for a week-long break in Sorrento, including flights and accommodation, starting from as little as £554 per person*.

David Surley, the head of business and route development at Cambridge Airport, says, “We are delighted that tour operator Newmarket Holidays has chosen Cambridge Airport for another new destination in 2013. From experience, we know that the Bay of Naples and Amalfi Coast will be popular with our passengers, who have clearly indicated they really want to visit this beautiful and fascinating part of Italy. We cannot wait to strengthen our ties with Italy and new, wonderful destinations in the Mediterranean”.

Alison Keeble, Regional Charter Director at Newmarket Holidays says, “Our debut tour programme to Lake Garda from Cambridge this summer was a runaway success and departed fully booked.  It took no time at all to decide we’d offer another Italian gem for next summer and a direct flight from Cambridge to Naples allows us to offer a choice of holidays in Sorrento and fantastic touring options around the Neapolitan Riviera, to Capri and even Florence, Siena and Tuscany.  We’re thrilled that Cambridge travellers are enjoying our specialist trips and look forward already to our Naples departure from Cambridge Airport in 2013.”

Ideally located only three miles from the centre of Cambridge, Cambridge Airport offers direct access from London by rail in just 45 minutes and provides a gateway for the East of England.

For more information or to book, visit www.newmarketholidays.co.uk
or call 0843 316 1148 during October 2012, and use promotional code XKMJ7B before 31 October 2012 to take advantage of the £75 per person discount



About Cambridge Airport

Cambridge Airport is part of the Marshall Group of Companies, a privately owned family business, employing over 4,000 people with a turnover exceeding £1B, managed by the Marshall family. The business was founded in Cambridge in 1909, and entered aviation in 1929. There are 2,500 employees in Cambridge and the Marshall Group activities, which take place at the Airport, include Marshall Aerospace (www.marshallaerospace.com), the United Kingdom’s leading aerospace company, specialising in the conversion, modification, maintenance and support of military, civil and business aircraft; Marshall Executive Aviation, offering jet charter and management (www.marshallexecair.com); The Cambridge Aeroclub (www.cambridgeaeroclub.co.uk), providing a wide range of flying training and GA Maintenance.

Although Cambridge Airport is an important gateway for the East of England, with a strong focus on Cambridge and its business, academic and industrial sectors, the Airport is also ideally positioned for easy access to London with just under an hour’s drive to Canary Wharf and East London.  Cambridge Airport also provides strong support to the equine community as it is just 10 miles from Newmarket and offers regular services for the transportation of horses.

The Airport is currently experiencing growth in the Executive Jet and Passenger airline sectors and recent new airline and tour operator services have included France, the Channel Islands and Italy.

With a 1965m/6447ft runway accepting aircraft up to Boeing 757 or Airbus 320 and all regional jet types, it is suitable for short to medium haul passenger airline services, with 24/7 capability.  It boasts CAA Category 7 Fire & Air Traffic Control status and has full navigational aids and communications, which include radar approach coverage up to 30nm and GPS approaches, which complement an ILS system.


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Founded in 1909, the Marshall Group has a turnover of £2.5bn and over 5,700 employees. Headquartered on a 900-acre site in Cambridge, Marshall has three principal arms to the business: Aerospace and Defence; Property; and Ventures.

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