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Growing budget airline was voted in the top two best airlines for value for money at the inaugural Holiday Extras Customers' Awards, a significant accolade that came from 18,000 UK travellers surveyed during the summer of 2009.

Known for their 'friendly low fares', joined the low-cost air travel revolution in February 2003 flying daily between Leeds Bradford International airport and Amsterdam. has operated commercial aircraft for 30 years, exclusively under the name Channel Express (Air Services) for the first 20 years.

During its first year as, the airline offered scheduled flights to seven European business, city break and sun destinations and carried 360,000 passengers. Since then, has carried more than eight million travellers. now flies from Leeds Bradford, Newcastle, East Midlands, Belfast, Edinburgh, Manchester and Blackpool in the UK to 90 popular destinations across Europe, Egypt and the USA.'s retail director, Paul Humphreys, said: "We are delighted to have received this award by Holiday Extras customers, which recognises our success as a friendly low cost airline. We have been fortunate enough to gain a number of awards within the travel sector, but accolades like this carry particular weight as they demonstrate the real views of holiday makers and also gives us further motivation to build on this success. I would personally like to thank everyone who voted for us and look forward to offering a great value service to even more destinations over the coming year."