Jet2 fast-tracks introduction of Porto programme to meet surging demand

Following significant surge in demand for city breaks and flights, Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks have decided to bring forward the launch of their holiday trips to Porto.

Originally scheduled for Summer 2025, the new Porto programme will now commence from Manchester Airport on July 4, 2024, offering holidaymakers and independent travel agents an earlier opportunity to explore the dynamic Portuguese city. The launch of flights and city breaks to Porto from Manchester Airport for Summer 24 means that Jet2 now has 59 destinations on sale from the airport this coming summer.

With operations running twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays until November 3, 2024, this accelerated programme allows travellers to immerse themselves in Porto’s rich history, culinary delights, and vibrant nightlife. Nestled along the picturesque Douro River, Porto’s unique blend of city life and coastal beauty caters to a diverse range of visitors, including couples, families, and groups of friends. From world-class museums to charming streets and beautiful beaches like Foz do Douro, Porto promises a multifaceted experience.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘Since announcing the launch of the brand-new city destination of Porto, we have experienced phenomenal demand. We always listen to what our customers and independent travel agent partners are telling us so we have acted quickly to bring forward the launch of Porto by a whole year, meaning flights and city breaks to Porto are now available from Manchester Airport for Summer 24. As the largest operator of European city breaks this expands our programme are even further, and we know this news will be a huge hit with customers looking to travel to this superb city.’

Despite the early introduction of Porto from Manchester, Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks will continue operations from Birmingham and Manchester Airports, maintaining two weekly services (Thursday and Sunday) to Porto during Summer 2025.