Leisure airline and package holiday company, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, have recently announced the launch of their flights and holidays from Birmingham Airport, their eighth UK airport base.
The airline has announced 15 popular sun destinations for summer 2017 giving UK holidaymakers improved choice for their sunshine breaks next year. The destinations include Alicante, Crete (Heraklion), Faro, Fuerteventura, Girona (Costa Brava), Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Lanzarote, Majorca, Malaga, Menorca, Paphos, Reus, Rhodes and Tenerife.
A total of 57 weekly flights will operate to these destinations, with daily services to popular destinations like Alicante, Faro and Majorca. 590,000 seats will be available for summer 2017 and the flights will operate on four of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays’ new Boeing 737-800 next generation aircraft. The first flights from Birmingham Airport will take off on Thursday March 30, 2017 to Faro and Malaga, the Airport said in a release.
Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘This is an incredibly exciting day for us as we announce our expansion into our eighth UK airport base, providing further growth and investment for the region. It’s fantastic to be bringing our friendly low fares, great value package holidays, plus our brand new aircraft to Birmingham Airport.
‘This is our most significant programme launch for some time, giving people a choice of 15 of the most popular sunshine destinations, including eleven Spanish hotspots, two Greek islands, plus Paphos and the sunny Algarve. We’re thrilled that even more customers can now experience our award winning flights and holidays and we look forward to our first flights taking off next year!’
Paul Kehoe, CEO Birmingham Airport, added: ‘It’s great news that today we welcome Jet2.com and Jet2holidays as partners of Birmingham Airport. This new addition to the family here at Birmingham Airport means new jobs in our region and even more choice for travellers, with 15 routes to popular and affordable sun destinations. This friendly leisure airline is in response to customer demand offering great value deals to some of the most popular sunshine routes on a fleet of brand new 737-800 aircraft.’
Customers can take their pick from a range of 2-5 star hotels with Jet2.com flights, a 22kg baggage allowance and 24-hour in-resort service included. Thousands of free child places are also available plus all infants go free, the company said.
Jet2.com and Jet2holidays’ arrival in Birmingham is also expected to create more than 200 new jobs, including flight and cabin crew, engineers and ground operations staff, it added.