LOW-cost airline Jet2.com has launched two new services from its base at Newcastle International Airport.

The airline, which now flies to 16 destinations from the North-East, has added services to two popular locations in the Canary Islands to the list.

The inaugural flights to Gran Canaria and Lanzarote will leave Newcastle on October 29 and November 1 respectively, in time for the beginning of the winter 2007-8 season, and tickets are now on sale, priced from £54.99 one way, including taxes.

Philip Meeson, boss of Jet2.com, said: "Our Canaries programme from Newcastle offers everything people want, flexibility and low-cost prices. There is no more need to be tied in to prescribed travel dates.

"We are proud to yet again be pushing the boundaries when it comes to offering our passengers the latest routes at the lowest possible fares.

"Gran Canaria and Lanzarote are wonderful destinations and our new services ideally suit those wanting to go a little further afield but still wanting to enjoy low-cost fares and award-winning service."

For more information, visit www.jet2.com