Jet2.com launches ski programme for winter 2019/20

Jet2.com, the UK-based flight and holiday company, has announced an expanded ski programme for winter 19/20, including ski flights from all UK bases.

In winter 2019, Jet2 will operate to seven top ski destinations: Geneva, Grenoble, Salzburg, Turin, Lyon, Verona and Barcelona (Andorra), giving skiers and snowboarders’ direct access to the French, Austrian, Swiss and Italian Alps as well as the Pyrenees.

With almost 400,000 departing seats on sale, the key ski programme for winter 19/20 includes: weekly Saturday services from Belfast International to Salzburg, with over 4,000 ski seats on sale; nearly 50,000 ski seats on sale with services from Birmingham to Geneva (three per week), Grenoble (two per week), Salzburg (one per week) and Turin (one per week); almost 20,000 seats available with weekly Saturday services from Edinburgh to Geneva, Salzburg and Turin; over 12,000 seats on sale with weekly Saturday services from East Midlands to Geneva and Salzburg; one weekly Saturday service from Glasgow to Grenoble and two weekly flights to Andorra (Barcelona), totally over 25,000 seats.

In addition, Jet2 will offer a total of over 80,000 seats from Leeds Bradford, operating seven services per week to Geneva, four to Andorra (Barcelona) as well as weekly services to Grenoble, Salzburg and Turin; a total of over 60,000 ski seats from London Stansted, offering up to seven weekly services to Geneva, two weekly services to Turin, and weekly Saturday services to Grenoble, Salzburg and Lyon. Further, the airline will offer 130,000 ski seats from Manchester to six ski destinations, including up to seven weekly flights to Geneva, four to Andorra (Barcelona), three to Grenoble and Turin, two to Salzburg and one to Lyon; and a weekly Saturday service from Newcastle to Grenoble, offering over 6,000 seats.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: ‘This exciting programme means we have more seats on sale to the snow, with perfectly timed flights departing to seven fantastic ski destinations from across our nine UK bases. With more choice and flexibility, skiers and snowboarders can hit the slopes for a weekend, a short break or for longer, whilst flying with our award-winning airline and benefitting from 22kg of baggage and ski allowance.’

Jet2 commences inaugural ski flight to Grenoble from London Stansted

Jet2 has commenced its inaugural ski flight from London Stansted to Grenoble, offering skiers and snowboarders more choice and flexibility.

Jet2’s ski programme includes weekly flights and over 6,000 seats to Grenoble, where skiers and snowboarders have access to over 170 ski resorts, including Morzine, Chamrousse, Chamonix, Avoriaz, Prapoutel, Autrans, all accessible from the city. With the introduction of Grenoble, Jet2 will operate four ski destinations from London Stansted this winter, providing skiers access to some of the finest slopes in the French and Austrian Alps.

Jet2’s flights from London Stansted to Grenoble will operate weekly and start at £37 per person including taxes. Tickets are available to book at www.Jet2.com.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘We are thrilled to be launching our new London Stansted to Grenoble route. We know that skiers want choice and flexibility, so that’s exactly what we are providing from London Stansted, with weekly flights to Grenoble now in operation alongside three other top ski destinations. On top of that, customers can take advantage of our friendly low fares and 22kg of baggage and ski allowance, whilst enjoying our award winning service as they head to the snow.’

Martin Jones, London Stansted’s Commercial Director, said: ‘The launch of Jet2.com’s new service to Grenoble from London Stansted is fantastic news for skiers and snowboarders from across the region looking to hit the slopes early this season as well as providing even more choice for passengers wanting a fantastic winter city break with the added convenience of flying from their local airport.’

Basma Jarbouai, Grenoble Airport Director, said: ‘We are very pleased to continue our collaboration with Jet2.com and to welcome this new flight from London Stansted, offering our passengers more flexibility to join the Alps ski resorts through Grenoble Airport. We are the first step of their holidays and it is really important for us to offer them an excellent quality of services. Celebrating this first flight and offering them chocolates at arrival is a little gift before Christmas!’

Doncaster Sheffield Airport announces new winter destination, Chambery

Doncaster Sheffield Airport has announced the Chambery in the Rhone-Alps region of south eastern France as the latest route in its Flybe winter programme, starting from December 17, 2016.

Given its proximity to Mont Blanc, Chambery – the gateway to a number of Alpine ski resorts – offers easy access to some of the finest slopes and facilities for the winter-sports lovers of Yorkshire. Chambery also offers increased tourism options being next to Lake Bourget, offering scenic views through walking routes as well being a historical city centre.

Steve Gill, managing director of Doncaster Sheffield Airport, said: ‘We are delighted to be adding a further destination to our Flybe winter programme in Chambery, coming swiftly on the back of announcing Dusseldorf to our new routes with Flybe. Being able to offer a winter sports destination as part of our winter programme is a great addition to our offer to customers alongside traditional getaway favourites like Alicante, Tenerife and Malaga.’

‘The new Flybe routes will offer an additional 500,000 seats and with growth from our incumbent airlines, we are predicting double-digit growth in 2016 with passenger figures rising to 1.35 million this year,’ added Gill.

Flybe’s chief revenue officer, Vincent Hodder, commented: ‘As Europe’s largest regional airline, we specialise in connecting the UK regions to Europe so we are pleased to add to our already extensive winter schedule from Doncaster Sheffield, these two additional routes to Dusseldorf and Chambery. We see them as a natural addition to our network from our new base and are confident that they will prove attractive options both for business travel and for winter getaways.’

With the new Chambery route and the recently announced Dusseldorf route, Flybe’s new base in Yorkshire at Doncaster Sheffield Airport will serve 10 winter destinations.

Starting December 17, 2016, flights to Chambery will operate once a week on Saturdays. Tickets are now available for booking, with one way fares available for booking at www.flybe.com from £44.99 including taxes and charges.

The new Dusseldorf service will operate four times a week with Amsterdam, Paris, Alicante and Malaga remaining unchanged for the winter and Berlin increasing to daily. Faro and Newquay will be replaced with the two new popular winter routes, while capacity to Jersey will reduce to three times weekly in winter, the airport said in its release.

Norwich International Airport announces new Swiss ski programme this winter

Norwich International Airport has announced the launch of a new Swiss ski programme this winter, offering UK holidaymakers a VIP style ski holiday in Switzerland.

Offered by OSKA Travel in the trade name of TOPSKISWISS.COM, the first flight is scheduled for Saturday January 17, 2015 with six weekly departures running through to February 21, 2015 including a direct charter to Berne Airport in Switzerland, the gateway to the Swiss Alps mountain ranges.

Flights will be operated by InterSky airlines with the newly designed 70 seat ATR aircraft, which includes catering. Accommodation will be arranged in high class hostels to five- star hotels in Interlaken and Grindelwald, part of the Jungfrau ski region – a ski destination in Switzerland.

Offering some of the most spectacular scenery of the Alps, with over 214km of slopes, featuring the world famous downhill tracks – the Lauberhorn course – and two lakes, the region offers unique skiing experiences for both beginners and experienced skiers. For non-Skiers the region has over 100km of winter footpaths for visitors to explore.

Andreas F. Forsthuber, director of OSKA Travel, said, ‘with these new offers we give our UK clientele the once in a lifetime chance to experience a VIP style ski holiday in Switzerland at affordable costs – and this with all comfort, even free transfer between airport and hotel included and, of course, fully ATOL protected.’

Andrew Bell, chief executive of Norwich International Airport, said, ‘Our objective is to provide an ever increasing range of top quality destinations and product to the holidaymakers in our region. The addition of ski holidays in Switzerland this winter is fantastic news for local holidaymakers and provides further choice from their local airport.’

 

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