London Stansted announces exciting new flight routes for 2024

London Stansted Airport is set to enhance its route network with the introduction of 12 new services in 2024.

As one of the UK’s leading airports serving European destinations, Stansted continues to strengthen its reach, covering over 190 destinations across Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. The newly announced routes and services include:

Amman, Jordan – Royal Jordanian Airlines, a member of the oneworld Alliance, including British Airways, is set to launch a new route to Amman, Jordan’s capital, starting March 3. The airline will operate three weekly flights initially, increasing to four during peak summer. Fares from London start at £257, with flights departing mid-afternoon and arriving in Amman at 10.35 pm.

Nice, Florence, and Ibiza – British Airways will introduce weekend flights to three popular holiday destinations – Nice, Florence, and Ibiza – starting May 18. Operated by BA CityFlyer, flights will be available from £36 to Ibiza, £41 to Florence, and £43 to Nice. The services will use Embraer 190 aircraft with Club Europe and Euro Traveller cabins.

Antalya, Adana, and Gaziantep – Sun Express, a joint venture between Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines, will expand its services to major Turkish cities, including Antalya, Adana, and Gaziantep. The airline, already a popular choice for flights to Turkey from Stansted, continues to enhance its offerings with over 70 weekly flights to various Turkish destinations.

Agadir, Marrakech, and Tivat – Jet2 will introduce new flights and holiday packages to Morocco from October. The airline will operate twice-weekly flights to Agadir and Marrakech. Additionally, Tivat in Montenegro will become a new route for the airport starting this summer.

Dubrovnik and Sarajevo – Ryanair is expanding its network with the addition of Sarajevo and the opening of a new base at Dubrovnik. Starting in April, Ryanair will operate a six-times-a-week service to Sarajevo, while daily flights to Dubrovnik will commence in the same month.

The new routes aim to cater to diverse travel preferences, providing more options for passengers departing from London Stansted. Travelers can stay updated and book flights on the respective airline websites.

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.

Jet2 unveils Summer 2024 Manchester Airport holiday options

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, the UK-based leisure airline and tour operator, have announced a significant expansion of their Summer 2024 programme at Manchester Airport, introducing additional flights and holiday options to meet the rising demand for travel.

Covering popular destinations such as the Canary Islands, Mainland Spain, Bulgaria, Greece, and Italy, the expansion includes the addition of extra seats on flights to Lanzarote, Alicante, Bulgaria (Bourgas), Corfu, Crete (Chania and Heraklion), Kos, Sardinia, and Reus, providing travellers with a more extensive selection for their summer vacations. This strategic initiative is a direct response to growing enthusiasm among holidaymakers who are actively booking flights and ATOL-protected package holidays for the upcoming summer season.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘We are seeing strong and sustained demand for Summer 24 across the board, with flights and holidays proving very popular from Manchester Airport. As the UK’s largest tour operator, we have reacted quickly to that demand by adding extra capacity to a host of sunshine favourites from the airport. With even more choice and flexibility, we are giving holidaymakers plenty of opportunity to get away on our award-winning flights and holidays next summer. By adding additional services to popular summer destinations, we are giving customers exactly what they want, and we know just how much they will be jumping at the chance to get away.’

The expansion is set to offer customers and travel agents in the North West heightened flexibility and a broader range of options for planning their summer getaways. With over 340 weekly flights during peak periods and more than 3.8 million seats, Summer 2024 is the most extensive programme ever undertaken by Jet2.com and Jet2holidays at Manchester Airport. This signifies a substantial increase of nearly 100,000 seats compared to the previous summer.

Jet2 announces major expansion for Summer 2024

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, the UK’s leading leisure airline and tour operator, have revealed a substantial expansion for Summer 2024, responding to surging demand for late summer getaways.

Jet2 is set to offer additional flights and holidays to 24 popular destinations, spanning Mainland Spain, the Canaries, the Balearics, Portugal, Turkey, Croatia, and Greece. The additional flights and holidays, available between late September and early November 2024, aim to provide holidaymakers and independent travel agents with more flexibility and choices for their late summer vacations. This expansion will be facilitated through eight key UK airports.

To meet the increased demand for late summer travel, nearly 70,000 extra seats will be made available for destinations including Lanzarote, Dubrovnik, Fuerteventura, Heraklion (Crete), Ibiza, Kalamata, Costa de Almeria, Gran Canaria, Menorca, Palma (Majorca), Reus, Rhodes, Halkidiki, Tenerife, Zante, Izmir, Malaga, Alicante, Antalya, Corfu, Dalaman, Faro (Algarve), Girona, and Kos.

The extra capacity will be accessible from the following UK airports: Belfast International, Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, and Newcastle International Airports.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘We are seeing strong and sustained demand for Summer 24 across the board, with the late summer season proving very popular. As the UK’s largest tour operator, we have reacted quickly to that demand by adding extra capacity from September through to November for Summer 24. With even more choice and flexibility to 24 sun destinations, we are giving holidaymakers plenty of opportunity to get away on our award-winning flights and holidays. By adding additional services to a host of destinations for the late summer season, we are giving customers exactly what they want, and we know just how much they will be jumping at the chance to get away and enjoy a last slice of summer sun.’

easyJet unveils summer 2024 schedule

The UK-based budget airline, easyJet, has unveiled its summer 2024 schedule, making millions of seats available for booking across 83,000 easyJet flights to and from the UK running between June 3, 2024, and September 1, 2024.

Easyjet will provide services to 132 destinations spanning Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East, accessible from 21 UK airports.

Fares – one way per person including taxes – are now accessible for next summer across 493 routes from the UK, including:

* London Gatwick to Limoges, Bordeaux, Nantes, Zurich, and Paris, starting from £38.99.

* London Luton to Amsterdam, Paris, Lyon, Berlin, and Geneva, with fares beginning at £35.99.

* Bristol to Basel, Paris, Geneva, Toulouse, and Nantes, offering rates from £29.99.

* Manchester to Bordeaux, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Geneva, and Menorca, with prices starting at £29.99.

* Liverpool to Paris, Nice, Palma, Alicante, and Barcelona, with fares beginning at £26.99.

* Edinburgh to Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Dubrovnik, Alicante, and Dubrovnik, starting from £35.99.

* Glasgow to Palma, Faro, Berlin, and Bordeaux, with prices starting at £32.99.

* Belfast to Amsterdam, Palma, Paris, and Corfu, offering fares from £28.99.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, commented: ‘We’re delighted to be putting our flights for summer 2024 on sale today so customers can book early and enjoy great value fares on flights across our unrivalled network across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, providing even more choice to book a relaxing beach break or spending sunny days sightseeing some of Europe’s most charming cities. With fares available from just £26.99 and with a host of destinations to choose from like Palma, Faro, Paris and Dubrovnik, now is a great time to book with easyJet and we look forward to taking even more of our customers away in 2024.’

In addition to this, easyJet holidays has also released thousands of package holidays for the summer of 2024. These packages encompass flights, hotels, 23kg luggage, and transfers, and Ultimate Flexibility guarantee.

Jet2 announces record Summer 2024 sale from all ten UK bases

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, the UK-based leisure airline and holiday company, have announced that their Summer Sun programme is early and now on sale for 2024 from all ten UK bases, with it becoming the first airline and tour operator to put Summer 2024 on sale.

Flights and holidays are now available for 2024 from Birmingham, Manchester and London Stansted, after the launch of the programme from Belfast International, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford and Newcastle International last week.

With 46 summer sun destinations on sale from across the ten UK bases, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays are offering further choice to destinations such as the Canaries, Balearics, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Italy, Cyprus, Croatia, and Portugal.

Jet2’s Summer Sun programme represents more than 15 million seats on sale for 2024 and 346 routes, including nine brand-new routes. The programme includes over 200 weekly flights to the Canary Islands, over 200 weekly flights to the Balearic Islands, almost 300 weekly flights to 14 Greek destinations and almost 200 weekly flights to Turkey during peak times.

The new routes include:

* London Stansted – new twice-weekly services to Bulgaria (Bourgas)

* London Stansted – brand-new weekly services to Tivat

* Bristol – new weekly services to Izmir

* Bristol – brand-new weekly services to Bulgaria (Bourgas)

* Bristol – new weekly services to Costa de Almeria

* Bristol – brand-new twice weekly services to Naples

* East Midlands – brand-new weekly service to Crete (Chania)

* East Midlands – brand-new weekly services to Naples

* Newcastle International – brand-new weekly flights to Crete (Chania)

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: ‘We know that customers are looking to book in advance so that they can get the best choice of dates, rooms and resorts, as well as lock in their price now and spread the cost. In response to this demand, we have put a huge Summer 24 Sun programme on sale nice and early. With Summer 24 available to book, we are offering flights and holidays across four seasons, so whether their customers are looking to book ahead or last minute we have them covered.’

‘The scale and size of our programme, combined with our track record of looking after customers and getting them away on their holidays, means we are looking forward to a huge Summer 24, and we know that the programme will be enormously popular with independent travel agents. There are further exciting announcements in the pipeline too, so holidaymakers can expect yet more good news about our Summer 24 operations very soon.’

To support this expanded programme, Jet2.com has invested in additional aircraft coming into operation at Bristol, East Midlands, Glasgow and Leeds Bradford Airports for Summer 2024. The companies expect to make further Summer 2024 announcements over the coming weeks, including the launch of leisure city destinations for Summer 2024.