Jet2.com announces new summer flights to Innsbruck from Birmingham

The UK-based Leisure airline Jet2.com has announced summer flights to Innsbruck for the first time, with services on sale from Birmingham Airport for Summer 20.

The airline will operate flights to the Tyrolean capital between June and September for the first time. The announcement comes after the company’s first ever programme of ski services to Innsbruck, which start in December this year.

With the announcement, Jet2 has put 10,000 seats on sale from Birmingham Airport for its first programme of summer services to Innsbruck. This includes weekly Wednesday services which run from June 3 through to September 16.

Innsbruck is a beautiful Austrian city surrounded by high mountain ranges, alpine meadows stunning glittery lakes, and is popular among holidaymakers looking for wellness, adventure and sport. Medieval Innsbruck is also an attractive city break option, small enough to get around on foot, with a blend of modern cosmopolitan with tradition. The key attractions include museums such as Audioversum and the Grassmayr Bell Foundry, cafes serving traditional fare such as schnitzel and strudel, and the cobbled streets lined with bars and restaurants.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘Innsbruck is the perfect fit for the growing number of people who are looking for adventure, scenery, and wellness on their holidays. Located in the heart of the Austrian Alps, local holidaymakers can choose from a whole host of activities from mountain biking and paragliding through to hiking, whilst being able to enjoy the unique blend of modern and old in Innsbruck itself. With perfectly timed flights and our award-winning service, we are expecting this programme to be hugely popular with holidaymakers from Birmingham Airport.’

Tom Screen, Aviation Director at Birmingham Airport, said, ‘It’s great that Jet2.com will be offering flights to Innsbruck throughout the summer months as well as winter, recognising the many wonderful things that customers can experience in this city in the Alps all year round. Once again, we applaud Jet2.com for growing the choice available for Midlands travellers.’

Jet2.com announces new ski destination from Birmingham Airport for winter 19/20

UK airline Jet2.com has announced a new ski destination to Innsbruck, giving skiers and snowboarders travelling from Birmingham Airport more choice for this winter.

Jet2.com has put a weekly Saturday service on sale to the capital city of the Tyrol region from December 21 until April 11, 2020.

Innsbruck – the host of the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics – provides access to ski resorts such as Nordkette, Mutteralm, Axamer, Obergugl, Igls and Seefeld.

With the addition, Jet2.com will operate to five ski destinations in winter, the other four being Geneva, Grenoble, Salzburg and Turin, providing direct access to the French, Austrian, Swiss and Italian Alps.

Skiers and snowboarders will now have increased choice and flexibility, with over 55,000 ski seats on sale for winter 19/20 from Birmingham Airport.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘We enjoyed another successful ski programme from Birmingham Airport last winter, and with skiers and snowboarders already looking ahead to Winter 19/20 so are we. With a brand new ski destination in Innsbruck, and more perfectly timed flights at the most popular times, we are putting on our best-ever ski programme. 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.’

Tom Screen, Aviation Director at Birmingham Airport, said: ‘Jet2.com in Birmingham is going from strength to strength and we welcome the announcement of another new route with the airline to Innsbruck, starting in December. I’m sure this will be welcomed by many thrill seekers looking to hit the slopes this winter, and we thank Jet2.com for continuing to invest in Birmingham to provide the connectivity to popular leisure destinations for our region.’ For the school holidays in February, the airline added more flights to Salzburg, and the company has added a second Saturday service to Geneva from early February until the end of March, Jet2.com said.

British Airways announces new service to Innsbruck

British Airways has announced plans to offer skiers and other holidaymakers a chance to enjoy Austria with flights to Innsbruck from Heathrow starting on December 4.

The airline will operate a four-times-a-week service from Heathrow to Innsbruck during winter and twice-per-week during the summer season, with return fares starting from £88 in Euro Traveller and £338 in Club Europe. With the new service, skiers will now be able to fly to Innsbruck – the former Winter Olympic city – from two UK airports. The airline already operates direct flights from Gatwick to the Tyrolean capital, it said.

Neil Cottrell, British Airways’ head of planning, said: ‘We’ve launched 15 new routes already this year but now it’s time to turn our attention to the ski season.

‘We are sure the new route from Heathrow to Innsbruck will prove popular with those looking to hit the slopes this winter as it offers ideal access to some of the very best ski resorts in Europe, including Mayrhofen, Alpbach and Niederau.

‘Innsbruck is also a popular tourist destination for non-skiers and the service will launch just in time for the picture-perfect Christmas markets.’

During winter, starting December 4, the Innsbruck service from Heathrow will operate on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The winter-only Innsbruck service from Gatwick operates on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. During summer, starting March 29, 2017 the Innsbruck service from Heathrow will operate on Saturdays and Wednesdays.

Flights will depart from Terminal 5 and the route will be served by a two-class cabin A320 aircraft. Customers choosing a ‘Plus’ or ‘Plus Flex’ fare can check their ski equipment in for free as part of their 23kg baggage allowance, as well as the hand luggage allowance of one cabin bag and a handbag or laptop bag per person. 

The other routes launched by British Airways this year include San Jose in California, Palermo, Biarritz and Kalamata from Heathrow and San Jose in Costa Rica, Lima and JFK from Gatwick. Flights to Cape Town from Gatwick will operate from November 24 and services to Santiago from Heathrow will start from January 3, 2017, the airline said.