Love is in the air: Speed dating flights to take off from UK to Paris



Calling all singletons! TOWIE stars Mario Falcone and Lucy Mecklenburgh have rekindled their romance and are celebrating by launching Britain's first ever speed dating flights with Jet2.com.

The pair are searching for eligible men and women to join them on two VIP flights from Leeds to Paris on Saturday 17 November and Manchester to Paris on Saturday 24 November.

Once in the romantic city, the singletons will put their chat-up skills to the test in a speed dating session on the specially-chartered Bateaux Mouches on the River Seine.

The most popular male and female will win a luxury five-star getaway with Jet2holidays for themselves and maybe their perfect speed dating match.

Mario and Lucy will be on-board to give the men and women their flirty tips.

Steve Heapy, Chief Commercial Officer of Jet2.com said: 'We're absolutely thrilled to be the first airline in the UK to launch exclusive dating flights.

'With the help of Mario and Lucy, they promise to be spectacular trips and I'd urge single people to get on board today. Who knows they may just be lucky enough to find that love is in the air!'

Excited at the prospect of bringing Britain's singletons together, Mario said: 'What better setting is there potentially to meet the love of your life than in the ultimate city of romance! We can't wait to jet off to Paris and help some of the nation's singletons find their dream partner.'

Lucy added: 'This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to find love so I'd urge all single men and women who think they are irresistible to put themselves forward for these trips today!'

If you're single or would like to nominate and eligible friend for Jet2.com's speedy dating flight, email hottie@jet2.com, stating why you think you deserve to be on the special 'love planes' including a current image of yourself. The closing date for entries is midnight on Sunday 4 November.

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