Festive Flights Take Off from Oxford – fly to the USA and Ireland this Christmas

Wednesday 5th October 2011

London Oxford Airport is delighted to announce two new first-ever destinations with flights to Dublin and New York going on sale today. Passengers can select to spend a five day trip in the Emerald isle's capital city, or choose to fly to New York (via Dublin) and enjoy shopping for Christmas in the Big Apple. These exclusive one-off trips will depart on Wednesday 07 December returning on Monday 12 December. The special packages have been organized by local Oxford tour operator "World of Experience Tours" which has teamed up with CityJet and Aer Lingus to provide the ground-breaking new service.

The Oxford to Dublin sectors will be flown by fast and comfortable 95 passenger Avro RJ85 regional jet of Air France carrier, Cityjet. US-bound passengers will enjoy a hassle-free transit at Dublin's brand new state-of-the-art Terminal 2, before boarding a wide bodied Aer Lingus flight for the onward journey to New York's JFK International Airport.

Five night packages with return flights from Oxford to New York, including all taxes and charges, airport transfers and assistance of a World of Experience Tours representative in New York, start from just £999 per person at the 4-star Le Blue Hotel in New York's trendy Brooklyn district. Luxury 5-star packages are also available with return flights, including all taxes and charges, transfers, starting from just £1,625 per person with accommodation at the award-winning W Hotel Times Square. Flight only prices, Oxford - New York JFK return are also on sale from only £795 per person including all taxes. Upgrades to Aer Lingus Business Class (Dublin-JFK-Dublin) can also be purchased subject to availability.

New York is renowned for its fabulous festive shopping with stores including Bloomingdales, Macy's and Saks Fifth Avenue with their famous Christmas window displays. Visitors will need to leave room in their suitcases to stock up on designer goodies and yuletide gifts for family and friends. Sightseeing is also a must while in the city that never sleeps, with a visit to the Empire State Building and festive ice skating at the Rockefeller centre. Central Park is another iconic New York attraction, along with the bustling areas of Times Square and Greenwich Village; festive night owls can make the most of the many star-studded and vibrant nightclubs of the hip Meat Packing district.

Trips to Dublin with its famous Guinness factory, Irish hospitality and Christmas markets including all taxes and charges, and airport transfers start from just £475 per person staying at the 3-star deluxe North Star Hotel in Dublin's fashionable and central financial district, in the heart of the city. Luxury 4-star packages with return flights, including all taxes and charges, transfers, start from just £595 per person staying at the elegant and central Gresham Hotel. Flight only prices begin from just £295 per person including all taxes.

Head of Route Development at London Oxford Airport , David Surley welcomed the new flights saying, "It has long been our wish to offer flights to the USA and this charter route - ideally timed for Christmas shopping - is a great start, and we hope this will be the beginning of more transatlantic services, for which there is definitely demand from the Thames Valley area.

World of Experience Tours Managing Director, David Gambier, commented, "We are truly excited to bring New York and Dublin within such easy reach for Christmas shoppers and city-breaks this December and plan to offer other such new destinations on specific date departures throughout 2012.

For more information and to book Christmas city-break trips to New York and Dublin, flying from Oxford, contact World of Experience Tours on 08444 119359, or book online at www.oxfordairporttravel.co.uk.

About London Oxford Airport:

London Oxford Airport is wholly owned by the Reuben Brothers. The Reuben Brothers' investment activities include private equity and real estate ownership and development. Investments are predominantly based in the United Kingdom and Europe. Businesses include shopping centres, mixed use commercial real estate, data centres, public houses, hotels and development projects.

London Oxford Airport is ideally positioned as a viable choice for London beyond Heathrow, primarily targeting the north-west of the capital and the Thames Valley region. Located just 40 miles (64km) from Greater London and with easy access via the M40 motorway, Oxford is served by the fastest and least congested of London's key arterial routes the M40. Chiltern Railways has also committed to a new rail link connecting Oxford and Marylebone Station, creating a new station for Kidlington (Oxford Airport's location) with regular services taking just 58 minutes.



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