Bonjour Mickey, Minnie and Nemo… is all ears!

Published on : Saturday, April 5, 2014, East Midland’s fastest growing airline, marked the first ever flight to Paris from East Midlands today with a fun-filled morning of Disney themed celebrations as passengers arrived for the inaugural flight.




And to mark the first flight and the start of package breaks by sister company Jet2holidays to the fairy-tale world of Disneyland® Paris, the airline has found that Disney themed names are more common than you’d think!




In terms of the most famous characters, last year in the UK, there were 18 babies named Mickey, 17 named Donald and an amazing 104 newborns named Minnie*. More popular were Daisy (2,209), Elsa (286) and Woody (85). On the other end of the scale there were three Bambis, three Genies and four fantastically named Nemos born! Even celebs got in on the act with Fearne Cotton naming her son Rex, Kate Winslet introducing Bear and Penelope Cruz choosing Luna for her daughter.




Unfortunately there were no Nemos or Genies on the passenger list today, but everyone onboard was treated to a taste of Disneyland Paris and presented with a set of iconic Mickey and Minnie Mouse ears to mark’s special first flight.




Steve Heapy, Chief Executive Officer of, said: “We are very excited with our new East Midlands to Paris route; it’s great news for customers. The addition of these flights and also our Jet2holidays Disneyland® Paris packages is a further demonstration of our commitment to expanding our choice of top European city destinations from East Midlands Airport.”




Andy Cliffe, Managing Director East Midlands Airport, said: “We are incredibly pleased to see the inaugural flight to Paris take off with today. Paris has always been a popular destination from the East Midlands with both business and leisure passengers and with Jet2holidays offering packages to Disneyland® Paris, we are sure that this route will prove to be a huge success.”
 flights from East Midlands to Paris Charles de Gaulle (Terminal 3) start at just £34 one way including taxes. There are four flights per week on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays – perfect timings for a long or short weekend break to the romantic city or Disneyland Paris.




Disneyland Paris offers with Jet2holidays are:
– Up to 25% off Disney hotel and park tickets plus free half board meal plan including restaurants in Disney Parks – on bookings made by 28th April 2014 and valid for arrivals until 12th November 2014.


– Kids under seven get free hotel and park tickets – valid on arrivals until 12th November 2014 inclusive.


– Up to two days and two nights free – on bookings made by 15th April 2014 on selected dates on bookings of 4 nights.





Source:- Eastmidlands Airport


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