Jet2 commences holiday flights to sun destinations

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, the leisure airline and package holiday specialist, has said that it has recommenced its flights and holidays programme to four sunny hotspots, following the latest UK Government advice on international travel.

Jet2 has commenced the service of 22 flights from Belfast International, Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, London Stansted, Manchester, and Newcastle Airports, with customers travelling to Green List destinations, including the Balearic Islands (Majorca, Menorca and Ibiza) and Madeira. This is in addition to the company’s programme of flights and holidays already operating to Jersey. Starting July 2, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays will also start operations from its tenth UK base, Bristol Airport, flying customers to Majorca and Menorca on their first ever flights from the base.

Following reports that the Balearic Islands (Majorca, Menorca and Ibiza), Malta and Madeira have been put onto the Green List, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays reported a huge increase in bookings to these destinations, with customers booking for July and August holidays. Jet2.com and Jet2holidays has also put additional flights on sale to Madeira, representing thousands of extra seats on sale in July and August from Birmingham and Leeds Bradford Airports.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘We are delighted to see our flights take off again today and to be resuming our award-winning flights and holidays programme to the Balearic Islands (Majorca, Menorca and Ibiza) and Madeira. We have seen 22 flights depart from Belfast International, Birmingham, Glasgow, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Manchester, Newcastle and London Stansted today, and we have been filling those flights up thanks to a surge in bookings for flights and holidays in July and August.

‘We know how much pent-up demand there is from our customers and independent travel agents to enjoy our award-winning flights and real package holidays once again, and we have already added extra flights to Madeira to cope with demand. It is fantastic to be back in the air and doing what we do best – delivering award winning customer service and package holidays you can trust! We look forward to more destinations being added to the UK’s Green List very soon and taking more customers away on their much-needed holidays.’

Jet2holidays announces extended summer season in Menorca

Following the announcement of extended summer seasons in Ibiza, Jet2holidays has also announced additional flights to the Balearic Island destination of Menorca between September and November this year, with additional services from five UK bases.

The extra services have been introduced after increased demand from holidaymakers for Menorca’s stunning natural beauty, secret beaches, and historic architecture beyond the main summer holiday season. The extra flight services are from Birmingham, East Midlands, Leeds Bradford, Manchester and Newcastle airports.

For this extended season, Jet2holidays has record number of 2-5 star hotels on sale on the island, and also offers the freedom of a villa with all the benefits of a package holiday through Jet2Villas. This along the scenic coastline and resorts such as Cala Galdana, Son Bou, Cala’n Bosch and Punta Prima, will offer customers more choice and flexibility with their summer holiday plans. Bookings can be made online at www.jet2.com or www.jet2holidays.com.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: ‘We are working with our partners in Menorca to fill hotels, not just in the busy summer season, but in shoulder seasons too. Our award-winning flights and holidays mean we are attracting more and more customers, and we will continue to stick to these principles so that we can continue flying happy holidaymakers to Menorca on a package holiday they can trust.’

Maite Salord, Councillor of Tourist Promotion of Menorca said: ‘Jet2.com and Jet2holidays’ decision to increase its commitment to Menorca by increasing the number of seats on sale in the months of September, October and November is very good news indeed. The company demonstrates its confidence and commitment to the destination whilst aligning strategies with Menorca Tourism Development Foundation. Our aim is to extend the tourist season, and we hope to continue working closely with Jet2.com and Jet2holidays in order to strengthen the link between Menorca and the UK.’