London Stansted offers last-minute Valentine’s Day getaways across Europe

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, London Stansted Airport invites lovers to embark on spontaneous romantic adventures across Europe.

Whether craving a city break steeped in history or a tranquil retreat by the sea, there’s a destination to fulfil every couple’s dreams. With fares starting from £34 one way, there is still time to book an unforgettable Valentine’s Day celebration.

From the charming streets of Barcelona to the majestic views of Budapest, Europe offers an array of romantic destinations waiting to be explored. Couples can immerse themselves in the vibrant culture of Barcelona, with one-way fares starting at £57, or indulge in the thermal baths and scenic riverfront of Budapest, with flights from Stansted beginning at £63.

For those seeking a more exotic escape, Istanbul beckons with its iconic landmarks and enchanting ambiance. Direct flights from Stansted to Istanbul start at £66, offering couples the chance to create timeless memories in this captivating city.

Alternatively, adventurous souls can venture to Madeira, where breathtaking sunsets and tropical landscapes await. Direct flights from Stansted to Madeira start at £100, promising a romantic getaway filled with adventure and relaxation.

From the historic streets of Rome to the picturesque canals of Venice, Europe boasts an array of romantic cities waiting to be explored. With fares starting at £52 and £86 respectively, Rome and Venice offer couples the chance to immerse themselves in the romance of these iconic destinations.

Jet2.com announces half-price ski carriage for Winter 23/24

Jet2.com has announced a ski carriage promotion for the Winter 2023/2024 season, allowing skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts to enjoy a significant discount on their winter adventures in eight premier ski destinations.

The UK-based airline is currently offering a limited-time deal of 50 percent off return ski carriage, amounting to savings of £30 (usually priced at £60 return). This offer is applicable to new ski flight bookings made between now and September 25, 2023, for travel from November 1, 2023, to April 30, 2024.

Jet2.com’s selection of ski flights for the Winter 2023/2024 season is available from ten UK bases. The airline will be operating flights to eight ski locations: Chambery, Geneva, Grenoble, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Lyon, Barcelona (Andorra), and Turin. These flights are strategically scheduled to cater to skiers and snowboarders seeking weekend getaways, extended weekends, or mid-week breaks in the snow.

For Winter 2023/2024, the ski destinations accessible from Jet2.com’s UK bases are:

* Belfast International: Salzburg

* Birmingham: Chambery, Geneva, Grenoble, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Barcelona (Andorra), and Turin

* Bristol: Chambery, Innsbruck, and Geneva

* East Midlands: Geneva and Salzburg

* Edinburgh: Chambery, Geneva, Salzburg, Innsbruck, and Turin

* Glasgow: Geneva

* Leeds Bradford: Chambery, Geneva, Barcelona (Andorra), and Salzburg

* London Stansted: Chambery, Geneva, Grenoble, Innsbruck, and Salzburg

* Manchester: Chambery, Geneva, Grenoble, Innsbruck, Lyon, Salzburg, Barcelona (Andorra), and Turin

* Newcastle International: Geneva, Grenoble, and Salzburg

Corendon Airlines announces extra routes following ‘50% campaign’

Corendon Airlines has announced additional summer 2023 capacity, following the success of its Summer 2023 ‘up to 50% off campaign.’

Corendon summer 2023 programme features flights from the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland and Poland to a range of European holiday destinations.

From the UK, for Summer 2023, Corendon Airlines will operate flights to Antalya and Dalaman from Birmingham Airport. More information and tickets are available to book at address corendonairlines.com or through local travel agencies.

Mine Aslan, Corendon Commercial Director, Corendon Airlines, commented, ‘Following the success of our first full programme from the UK in 2022, we wanted to build on our success by launching a strong early booking offer for summer 2023.’

‘The up to 50% off offer has been received very well amongst our trade partners and so we have decided to add additional capacity and routes to strengthen the offer,’ Aslan added.

Launched earlier this month, under the campaign offer, customers will receive up to 50 percent reduction on all flights purchased to travel between the April 1 and October 3, 2023.

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays add over 45,000 seats for October 2023 half-term holidays

Jet2 and Jet2holidays, the UK-based leisure airline and tour operator, have announced the addition of 45,000 seats for next October half-term.

Jet2 said that the addition was in response to the ‘strong and sustained demand’ for summer 2023 to destinations including mainland Spain, Portugal, Greece, the Balearic Islands, Italy, Cyprus and Croatia.

The extra capacity has been put on sale from nine of Jet2.com and Jet2holiday’s UK bases – Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, East Midlands, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle International and London Stansted Airports, and are perfectly timed for the October half-term.

More than 50 extra weekly flights have been added to Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Tenerife in the Canary Islands and Izmir, Bodrum, Antalya and Dalaman in Turkey.

Chief executive Steve Heapy said: ‘We are seeing strong demand throughout summer ’23, with the October half-term period proving to be an extremely popular time for families to enjoy a holiday.

‘In response to that, we have added additional capacity across popular destinations in the Canary Islands and Turkey, as well as to other sunshine favourites in the Mediterranean. As families are increasingly looking for great value holidays, booking a half-term holiday for next year now allows them to get the price locked in.

‘While the size and scale of our summer ’23 programme means we are already offering unrivalled choice, we are expanding this even further and giving customers and independent travel agents even more flexibility to book or enjoy a holiday.’

easyJet puts flights on sale for Summer 2023 from Scotland

easyJet has announced its summer 2023 schedule on sale from Scotland, with seats on over a quarter of a million flights available for travel between May 9, 2023 and September 30, 2023.

Flights are now available to book including: Glasgow to Berlin and Paris from £29.99; Glasgow to Malaga and Alicante from £34.99; Edinburgh to Munich and Keflavik from £31.99; Edinburgh to Lisbon and Naples from £34.99. The fares are one way per person including taxes.

easyJet also said that will introduce an additional aircraft to its Edinburgh base from next summer, to meet the increased demand for holiday travel. With the addition, starting summer 2023 easyJet will base a total of nine aircraft at Edinburgh, operating on 39 routes across the UK, Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. The ninth aircraft will be based in Edinburgh throughout the year, and will join two 156-seat Airbus A319 and six 186-seat A320 aircraft already serving the airline’s customers in Edinburgh.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, commented: ‘Nearly three decades ago we launched the airline with services from London Luton to Edinburgh and Glasgow. Twenty-seven years on, Scotland remains an important focus for easyJet and we continue to see opportunity in Scotland, which is why we are delighted to be adding an additional aircraft to our Edinburgh airport base to serve even more customers in Scotland next summer.

‘We are also delighted to be putting our flights for summer 2023 on sale today, so customers can book early to snap up the best fares across our network and find a great-value summer getaway in the most fantastic beach and city destinations Europe has to offer.

‘With seats now available across thousands of flights serving four Scottish airports on over 70 routes to Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, now is a great time to book for next summer with easyJet.’

Kate Sherry, Aviation Director at Edinburgh Airport added, ‘The continued expansion of easyJet at Edinburgh Airport shows the strength that the Edinburgh market has, as well as the confidence that one of our closest airline partners has in Scotland’s busiest airport. The industry’s recovery is still ongoing and this additional based aircraft will sustain the positive trajectory that we have seen at Edinburgh.

‘The launch of the summer programme comes at a great time as we move into the winter and we begin to think about that summer holiday and dream about the sunshine and the beach, something this programme delivers in buckets and spades! Whether it’s discovering a new city or returning to a favourite spot, the variety of destinations provides passengers with plenty of choice and something to really look forward to next year.’

Jet2 launches City Breaks programme for Winter 23/24 from Newcastle International Airport

Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks, the UK-based airline and largest operator of city breaks to Europe, has announced the launch of the Winter City Breaks programme for 23/24 from Newcastle International Airport.

Jet2 is offering a choice of three leisure city break destinations for Winter 23/24 from Newcastle International Airport, with up to two weekly flights and city breaks on sale to Krakow, Prague and Rome. With weekend and mid-week services available from Newcastle International Airport to these city break favourites, it will provide increased choice and flexibility throughout the winter, Christmas and the February half-term.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘There is a lot of demand for city breaks next winter, as we know people are looking to book further ahead. As always, we want to deliver what our customers and independent travel agent partners in the North East want, so have put on sale a fantastic selection of city break destinations to choose from in Winter 23/24 from Newcastle International Airport. The programme offers fantastic choice when accessing popular city break destinations from the base and provides customers and independent travel agents with fantastic flexibility, whether it is a weekend break or longer. We know that these flights and city breaks will be as popular as ever, as people look for a magical winter escape with all the reassurance that booking with Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks provides.’

Besides booking and travelling on premium flights and ATOL protected city breaks to these destinations, customers can also avail the company’s VIP customer service should they choose.

When booking a city break, customers can choose from a flight-only option with Jet2.com or an ATOL protected package holiday with Jet2CityBreaks available from £60 per person deposit.

The package options with Jet2CityBreaks include flights with Jet2.com, including 22kg free hold luggage and 10kg of free cabin baggage, as well as a choice of 2-5-star hotels in central locations, providing a base to explore and experience Europe.

Ryanair launches summer schedule from new base at Newcastle

Ryanair has announced the opening of its new base at Newcastle, with two based aircraft, and as a result has also launched its biggest ever schedule at Newcastle for summer 2022.

Ryanair’s Newcastle Summer 22 schedule will deliver a total of 19 routes operating over 130 weekly flights – over 40 more than pre-pandemic Summer 2019 – to give Newcastle’s holidaymakers more choice to much-needed breaks at European destinations in Italy, Spain and England. Newcastle customers can now book am affordable getaway, flying to 10 destinations newly covered: Chania, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Krakow, Menorca, Milan, Paphos, Riga, and Zadar.

From Newcastle, Ryanair’s Director of Marketing, Dara Brady, said: ‘Ryanair is thrilled to announce its largest Newcastle schedule that offers 130 weekly flights across 19 routes, including 10 new routes to fantastic destinations as Chania, Milan, and Zadar. The opening of this base and introduction of these new routes from Newcastle reinforces our commitment to increasing connectivity, travel options and inbound tourism to the area as Ryanair will now offer 40% more capacity than it did pre-pandemic.

We are delighted to open this new base and strengthen our relationship with Newcastle Airport, which will now host a fleet of two Ryanair aircraft.’

To allow our customers and visitors to/from Newcastle to book their Summer getaway at the best possible fare, we are launching a seat sale with fares available from £19,99 for travel from March to October, which must be booked by Thursday 31st March. Since these amazing low fares will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com to avoid missing out.’

Newcastle International Airport’s Chief Executive, Nick Jones said: ‘Today sees a significant investment and commitment from Ryanair at Newcastle International Airport which will also benefit the wider North East, creating hundreds of new jobs and providing an even bigger choice of destinations.

From today, Ryanair will operate a total of 19 routes from our Airport, including the brand-new destinations of Zadar in Croatia, Chania in Crete, Milan in Italy and Riga in Latvia. We look forward to welcoming even more Ryanair passengers through our doors this summer.’

Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks restarts European city break programme from Newcastle Airport

Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks, the UK-based leisure operator, are restarting the cities programme to a range of major city break destinations in Europe from Newcastle Airport this week.

On Friday February 11, Jet2 will operate flights to Rome, Krakow, and Prague from Newcastle Airport, marking the return of Jet2CityBreaks to a range of city break favourites. Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks will operate twice weekly services (Monday and Friday) to Rome, Krakow, and Prague from Newcastle Airport.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘We are delighted to be resuming our popular city breaks programme to a number of favourite city break destinations from Newcastle Airport.

‘With travel starting to return to normal, the demand for city breaks is coming back very strongly and the restart of our award-winning cities programme to key city break destinations comes at the perfect time to get away and explore a new capital or cultural centre.

‘Our city breaks programme offers customers and independent travel agents lots of choice and flexibility to choose from for a memorable getaway.

‘We are looking ahead with real confidence and optimism, and we expect the return of our cities programme to a number of major city break destinations from Newcastle Airport to be very popular, as we know how much customers in the region want to discover their dream city break in 2022.’

Customers can choose from a flight-only option with Jet2.com or an ATOL protected package holiday with Jet2CityBreaks available for £60 per person booking deposit. Package options with Jet2CityBreaks include flights with Jet2.com including 22kg hold luggage, transfers to and from the airport, a choice of 2-5 star hotels in central locations, providing a base from which to explore and experience the cultural destinations in Europe.

Following increased demand, Jet2CityBreaks is offering customers £50 off per person on all city break packages booked through Jet2CityBreaks, while Jet2.com is also offering 10% off flights.

British Airways City Flyer offers new European routes for summer 2022

British Airways is launching four new routes across Europe for the coming summer season.

Operating from London City Airport, customers can now book to fly to Barcelona, Luxembourg, Milan and Thessaloniki – adding to BA CityFlyer’s network. Flights to all destinations will operate on BA CityFlyer’s Embraer E190 aircraft. Luxembourg and Milan will operate from March 27, every day of the week. On 18 June, Thessaloniki will launch, operating once a week on Saturday, while on 19 June, Barcelona will operate six times a week – every day apart from Saturday.

A limited number of tickets start from the below fares, based on a return ticket in Euro Traveller to Barcelona with fares from £82; to Luxembourg from £82; to Milan from £104 and to Thessaloniki from £126. Routes to Jersey and Guernsey are also returning following their launch in Summer 2021. Flights will operate on Monday and Friday from June 20 to September 2.

Tom Stoddart, Managing Director of BA CityFlyer, which will operate the new services, said: ‘As customers start to plan their next summer getaway, we wanted to offer new routes to some of the most popular European destinations. Conveniently accessible from London City airport, they are a great addition to our extensive network.’

British Airways has introduced a flexible booking policy allowing customers to exchange their booking for a voucher or move their dates without incurring a change fee if their plans change. British Airways Holidays’ customers also have access to a range of additional flexible booking options, as part of the company’s Customer Promise, including securing a holiday with a deposit from £60pp.

Ryanair launches winter 2011-22 ski schedule from UK airports

Ryanair, the Ireland-based budget airline, has said that it has released its winter 2021/22 ski schedule from UK airports.

Celebrating the start of ski season, Ryanair has launched a £29.99 seat sale for travel from January 1 to the end of March 2022. The schedule includes flights to top ski destinations across Europe, including Grenoble, Salzburg, Sofia, Plovdiv and Turin from London Stansted, Birmingham, London Luton, Bristol Manchester, Edinburgh and Liverpool.

Whether skiing or not, European mountain ranges offer spectacular scenery and change of pace for a relaxing escape with panoramic views of the snowy mountain tops. To benefit from the offered fares, tickets must be booked by midnight 30th November 2021, on www.Ryanair.com.

A city seeped in history and culture, Grenoble tops the list with avid skiers year after year. Its proximity to the Alps, big resorts and traditional villages that cater for all levels and styles of ski trips makes it an ideal ski destination. Meanwhile, Salzburg boasts some of Europe’s most picturesque alpine scenery and people flock to this cultural capital year after year for its beautiful slopes and apres ski alike. Another prominent location is Turin, considered the gateway to the Italian Alps with over 600km of slopes, which offers amazing snow conditions throughout the season. Its laid-back Italian style appeals to many and is a more chilled out ski experience compared to the French Alps.

Ryanair’s Director of Marketing, Dara Brady, said: ‘As Europe’s No.1 airline, we are delighted to announce our winter 2021/22 ski schedule with fares starting at just £29.99. As many missed out on last year’s ski season, we are looking forward to getting our customers back on the scenic mountains of France, Austria and Italy this winter, with flights to Europe’s most popular ski destinations running from now right up to the end of March ’22.

To make the ski season even better this year, we are launching a seat sale with fares from just £29.99, which must be booked by midnight 30th November 2021 on the Ryanair.com website.’