Jet2holidays introduce ‘Free Child Place’ on every flight for summer 2022

Jet2holidays, a UK tour operator to many destinations across Europe, the Mediterranean and Canary Islands, has launched a campaign which has seen a Free Child Place added onto every single flight departing from the UK in June, July and August 2022.

Under the campaign, tens of thousands of extra Free Child Places are on offer from across ten UK bases this summer. The offer is open to Jet2holidays bookings returning on or before August 31, 2022. Bookings must have at least two passengers paying the full adult price.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘We are all about getting people away on their well-deserved holidays this summer and there is no better feeling than heading to the sunshine knowing you have grabbed a Free Child Place too. This is our biggest ever giveaway of Free Child Places and although there are thousands of places available, we know that they will be enormously popular with families and family groups looking to get away so people will need to act quick to secure one. With more seats on sale than ever this summer, we are already looking ahead to a busy and successful summer, and this campaign will only help us deliver that.’

Besides securing a Free Child Place by visiting www.jet2holidays.com/free-child-place-finder, families booking with Jet2holidays also get customer service such as in-resort Customer Helpers, transfers, and ATOL protection, as well as a wide choice of 2-5 star hotels and villas.

Despite international travel making headlines recently, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have not as yet cancelled any flights due to staff shortages and have received positive feedback from customers and independent travel agents, the company said.

Jet2 adds Verona as new city break destination from Newcastle Airport for summer 23

Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks, the leisure airline and operator of European city breaks, has announced the addition of a new city break destination on sale for Summer 23 from Newcastle Airport – Verona.

With this addition, customers and independent travel agents in the North East can now book flights and city breaks to four city break destinations from the base next summer. The other destinations for Summer 23 from Newcastle Airport are Rome, Krakow and Prague.

Jet2 will operate flights and city breaks to the Italian city of Verona from Newcastle Airport from May 10 to September 27, 2023. The weekly services to Verona will gives holidaymakers easy access to Lake Garda and comes in response to strong demand from local customers and independent travel agents for Summer 23 city breaks.

The largest of the freshwater lakes in Italy, Lake Garda in the country’s north is within easy reach of the popular tourist city of Verona. Surrounded by small, picturesque villages, majestic mountains and shorelines stretching over 90 miles, Lake Garda’s coves and clear waters is an ideal spot for windsurfing and swimming.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘Customers and independent travel agents in the North East have been telling us that people are looking ahead and booking a much-needed City Break in the diary. As such, we are seeing a lot of demand for city breaks for Summer 23 from Newcastle Airport and have responded to that by adding a brand-new city break destination for Summer 23, as well as expanding our City Breaks programme on sale from the base. As the UK’s largest operator of European city breaks, our selection of city breaks for Summer 23 from Newcastle Airport offers fantastic choice and flexibility. We are anticipating a very successful summer, as the appeal of booking with a trusted company that customers can rely on is proving extremely important.’

The City Breaks programme from Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks offers a choice of four leisure city destinations for Summer 23 from Newcastle Airport, including the brand-new Verona (weekly flights), Rome (up to two weekly flights), Krakow (up to two weekly flights) and Prague (up to two weekly flights). Customers can choose from a flight-only option with Jet2.com or an ATOL protected package holiday with Jet2CityBreaks available for £60 per person deposit.

Package options with Jet2CityBreaks include flights with Jet2.com including 22kg hold luggage, transfers to and from the airport, as well as a choice of 2-5 star hotels in central locations.

Jet2 to commence new summer services to Innsbruck

Jet2.com is set to commence its new summer services to Innsbruck on Saturday, May 28, when the UK-based leisure airline operates its first summer flights to the Tyrolean capital from Birmingham, Manchester and Bristol Airports.

The introduction of summer flights to Innsbruck comes in response from strong and sustained demand for Summer 22 holidays and adds to the company’s existing winter ski programme. Jet2.com will operate up to two weekly services (Wednesday and Saturday) from Manchester Airport to Innsbruck and weekly Saturday services from Birmingham and Bristol Airports from May 28 through to September 17 for Summer 22. It gives holidaymakers access to the Tyrol region as well as the city of Innsbruck in the summer for the first time.

Conveniently located near the airport, Innsbruck appeals to holidaymakers throughout the year and is fast becoming a popular summer holiday destination for British holidaymakers. In the city, holidaymakers can enjoy the sights, shops, and restaurants, stroll through the historic old town, home to the famous Goldenes Dachl (Golden Roof) that was built for Emperor Maximilian I, jump on the Hungerburg funicular railway designed by the late Zaha Hadid, and enjoy the beautiful views from the top of the Nordkette.

Situated in the Austrian Tyrol, the city of Innsbruck features snowy peaks offering holidaymakers a range of sporting activities, including hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, cycling and swimming in the clear mountain lakes. Innsbruck is also known as the gateway to Tyrol region, the heart of the Alps, with many other resorts less than one hour’s drive away. Overall, Tyrol offers an epic 24,000 km of hiking trails, providing plenty of adventure.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘It is fantastic to be operating summer services to Innsbruck for the first time and seeing our first flights for summer take off from Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol Airports. We are continuing to see strong and sustained demand from British holidaymakers looking to get away this summer and the start of our summer programme to Innsbruck offers holidaymakers even more choice. As such, the appeal of the destination, coupled with our perfectly timed flights and award-winning customer service, means these new services are proving extremely popular. Combining medieval architecture, stunning scenery, plenty of action and tasty cuisine, the Austrian city offers it all, whether holidaymakers are looking for adventure, scenery, wellness or simply enjoying the blend of modern and old in Innsbruck.’

The start of summer flights to Innsbruck is part of Jet2.com’s expanded programme for Summer 22. In addition to offering summer services to Innsbruck for the first time, Jet2 is also operating to three other brand-new destinations this summer – Sardinia (Manchester and London Stansted), Sicily (Leeds Bradford, Manchester and London Stansted) and Athens (Birmingham and Manchester).

Jet2 announces major summer expansion

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, the leading leisure airline and UK’s leading tour operator, have announced a significantly expanded programme for Summer 23 from three of their biggest UK bases.

The companies have announced more flights, more holidays and brand-new destinations for next summer from Birmingham, London Stansted and Manchester Airports, with an additional aircraft coming into operation at Jet2’s three biggest bases to support the extension.

Following strong demand for flights and ATOL protected package holidays, Jet2 has added brand-new Sicily and Sardinia from Birmingham Airport and Tivat from Manchester Airport. The introduction of two world famous capitals, Athens and Rome from London Stansted will also see Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks operate city breaks to these destinations from the base.

With the addition, Jet2 is offering customers and independent travel agents a choice of 57 sun and city leisure destinations from across their network of ten UK bases for Summer 23. Detailed schedule of destinations on offer is available at: https://bit.ly/3z0jdK0

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: ‘Hot on the heels of being recognised as Which? Travel Brand of the Year, we are announcing more award-winning flights and holidays for customers and independent travel agents to choose from. The addition of more destinations and extra capacity from three bases comes on the back of enormous demand for our award-winning flights and holidays from Birmingham, London Stansted and Manchester Airports and, as always, we are quick to respond. Summer 23 will see an additional aircraft come into our fleet at each of these bases, meaning local holidaymakers and independent travel agents have even more choice and flexibility. The addition of new destinations from Birmingham, London Stansted and Manchester Airports really expands our offering. In addition to flying customers to their favourite holiday destinations from these bases, we continue to have a laser focus on delivering the very best experience so that customers choose us time and time again.’

Jet2 to launch record Summer for Crete holidays

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have added more flights and holidays to Crete this summer, as customer demand increases to the popular Greek island.

The UK’s largest carrier to Crete has added over 7,500 seats to the island with additional services to Heraklion from Leeds Bradford and Birmingham, as well as additional services to Chania from Manchester and London Stansted. This expanded programme means that Jet2.com and Jet2holidays will operate over 50 weekly services to Crete from across ten UK bases during peak periods, more than any other airline. It also makes Jet2.com the UK’s largest airline to Heraklion in terms of frequency this summer.

The additional services include a second Monday service from Leeds Bradford to Heraklion, operating between July 25 and September 26, adding up to six weekly departures; the addition of a second Tuesday service from Birmingham to Heraklion, operating between July 26 and September 27, adding up to seven weekly departures; additional Thursday services from Manchester to Chania: operating between July 14 and September 1, adding up to three weekly services; London Stansted – Chania: additional Monday services operating between July 18 and September 19 adding up to three weekly services.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: ‘Our Greece programme has expanded significantly for Summer 22, making us the UK’s leading airline and tour operator to the country. Crete is one of the key destinations driving this fantastic growth, thanks to its enormous popularity with holidaymakers. We have an unrivalled programme on sale to Crete this summer and our teams in Heraklion and Chania are ready and raring. After missing out for two consecutive summers, Crete looks set to be one of the success stories of 2022 and we are adding more flights and holidays in response to the continued demand.’

As part of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays’ Summer 22 programme to Crete, flights and holidays are on sale from 10 UK bases to Heraklion, including from Belfast International (weekly services), Birmingham (up to seven weekly services), Bristol (two weekly services), Edinburgh (up to two weekly services), East Midlands (two weekly services), Glasgow (up to three weekly services), Leeds Bradford (six weekly services), Manchester (nine weekly services), Newcastle (three weekly services) and London Stansted (nine weekly services). In addition, flights and holidays on sale from four UK bases to Chania, including from Birmingham (two weekly services), Leeds Bradford (weekly services), Manchester (three weekly services) and London Stansted (three weekly services).

As well as operating 14 routes from ten UK bases to Crete this summer, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have an expanded portfolio of 2-5 star hotels and villas on sale. It has almost 200 hotels on sale in Crete this Summer, a significant increase on its Summer 19 programme.

Jet2 starts flights to Izmir for the first time from Bristol Airport

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, the UK-based airline and tour operator, has said that it has launched a brand new route to Izmir from Bristol Airport for Summer 22.

Jet2 will operate weekly Tuesday services to the Turkish city of Izmir from Bristol Airport this summer from May 3 to November 1. In addition, the companies will launch their new route to Bodrum from Bristol Airport on May 5. Jet2.com and Jet2holidays will operate weekly Thursday services to the popular Turkish destination from May 5 to 19, increasing to up to two weekly services (Monday and Thursday) from May 30 to October 31.

The addition of Izmir and Bodrum to Jet2’s Summer 22 programme means the companies are operating to four Turkish destinations from the base this summer – Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman and Izmir. The company’s inaugural flights to Girona (Costa Brava), Larnaca, Costa de Almeria, Reus, Halkidiki, Malta and Verona from Bristol Airport will also depart for the first time this month and in early June. Jet2.com and Jet2holidays launched a new route to Alicante on April 1 too.

In addition to Izmir and Bodrum, the full breakdown of the Summer 22 programme to these new routes from Bristol Airport include: weekly Saturday services to Girona (Costa Brava) operating from May 28 to October 29; up to two weekly services (Monday and Friday) to Larnaca, operating from May 27 to October 31; weekly Wednesday services to Costa de Almeria, operating from June 1 to October 26; and up to two weekly services (Monday and Thursday) to Reus, operating from May 12 to October 31.

Jet2 will also operate up to three weekly services (Monday, Friday and Saturday) to Alicante, operating until November 19, increasing to up to four weekly services (Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday) from May 29 to November 5. The company will also operate weekly Wednesday services to Halkidiki, operating from June 1 to October 5; weekly Tuesday services to Malta, operating from 31 May to November 1; and weekly Wednesday services to Verona operating from May 11 to September 28.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘We are delighted to see our first flight take off to Izmir today from our newest UK base, Bristol Airport. It is fantastic to be operating to this popular sunshine destination from Bristol Airport, as we know that this new route will prove popular with customers and independent travel agents in the region. As well as taking off to Izmir for the first time from Bristol Airport today, we are pleased to be offering a further nine new routes from the base for Summer 22, on top of an unrivalled programme to other popular sunshine favourites. With 33 sun and city destinations on sale this summer from the Bristol Airport, we are giving customers and independent travel agents huge choice when it comes to enjoying a holiday with our award-winning airline and tour operator.’

With 83 weekly flights available during peak times Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have 33 sun and city destinations on sale across the Mediterranean, Canary Islands and Europe for Summer 22 from Bristol Airport.

Jet2 announces Summer 2022 services to Costa de Almeria

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, the leisure airline tour operator, has said that it will operate to Costa de Almeria from four of its UK bases for Summer 22 – Birmingham, Bristol (new and exclusive route), Leeds Bradford and Manchester Airports, offering up to seven weekly flights during peak periods.

The announcement comes as Jet2 is celebrating five years since it started operating leisure flights and package holidays to Costa de Almeria. The airline started operating to the popular holiday hotspot from Edinburgh Airport on April 27, 2017.

With its pristine coast, Costa de Almeria boasts spaghetti-western landscapes, natural parks, and crowd-free beaches. Holidaymakers can enjoy the flagship resort of Roquetas de Mar, with its string of golden sands, or Mojacar’s Blue Flag strips and whitewashed cobbles.

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays offers customers and independent travel agents ample choice and flexibility when it comes to booking and travelling and on ATOL package holidays to the Spanish destination this summer. As part of the Summer 22 programme to Costa de Almeria, Jet2 will operate up to two weekly services (Tuesday and Saturday) from Birmingham until October 29 and weekly Saturday services from Leeds Bradford from May 7 to October 29, 2022.

For Summer 22, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays will launch a brand-new and exclusive route from Bristol, offering weekly Wednesday services to the Spanish destination from June 1 to October 26. In addition, the company will offer up to two weekly flights (Tuesday and Saturday) to Manchester from April 30 to May 21 and September 27 to October 29. This increases to up to three weekly flights (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) from May 24 to September 24.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘We are delighted to be celebrating five years of operating our award-winning flights and package holidays to Costa de Almeria today and are proud to have reached such an important milestone. Over the last five years, this destination has proved extremely popular. As such, we have seen strong demand for our flights and ATOL protected package holidays from customers looking to reach this Spanish hotspot. In addition to looking back over the years, we are also using today’s celebrations as an opportunity to look towards the future with confidence and positivity. We look forward to continuing to take many more happy holidaymakers to this destination for years to come.’

Jet2 expands summer routes to sunshine destinations

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, a UK airline and tour operator, have responded to customers demand for holidays by adding more choice to a range of sunshine destinations for Summer 22.

With travel restrictions ending and international travel becoming more regular, Jet2 has announced new flights to the Canary Islands, Turkey, Mainland Spain and Portugal (Faro). The additional flights have been added from Belfast International, Edinburgh, East Midlands, Glasgow and Newcastle Airports, and are timed for the Early May Bank Holiday, Spring Bank Holiday and Platinum Jubilee Holiday. Jet2.com and Jet2holidays are offering a much expanded programme for Summer 22, with capacity being higher than it was in Summer 19.

The new services added include additional Thursday services from Belfast International to Gran Canaria operating on April 28; additional Tuesday services from Edinburgh to Dalaman operating on April 26; and additional Thursday services to Majorca operating on April 28.

From East Midlands, Jet2 will operate additional Monday services to Lanzarote from May 2 to May 16; additional Sunday services to Antalya, operating on May 1; additional Tuesday services Faro (Algarve) operating on April 26.

Further, from Glasgow Jet2 will operate additional Wednesday services to Majorca on April 27; additional Friday services to Alicante operating from April 29 to June 10 and additional Monday services to Tenerife, operating from May 2 to June 13. In addition, from Newcastle it will operate additional Friday services to Lanzarote operating on April 29, additional Thursday services to Antalya, operating on April 28; additional Wednesday services to Majorca operating on April 27, and additional Saturday services to Tenerife operating on May 30.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘After the removal of all travel restrictions, international travel is looking like it did before the pandemic. This return to normal has led to customer confidence bouncing back strongly, with holidaymakers jumping at the chance to get away. As such, we are seeing enormous growth for all seasons, with Summer 22 proving to be one of the most popular times for a holiday. In response to that, we have added additional capacity to a range of sunshine destinations, providing customers and independent travel agents with even more choice and flexibility. We are pleased to be offering a huge programme for Summer 22, with capacity being bigger than it was in Summer 19, and we are now expanding this even further.

He added: ‘As our operation scales up, we are anticipating a busy and successful year ahead, flying lots of happy customers on our award-winning flights and holidays. Customers are looking to make the most of jetting away on their well-deserved holidays once again, and we are confident that these extra flights will prove a hit.’

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays expands Summer 22 capacity from Manchester Airport

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, the UK’s largest tour operator to many leisure destinations across the Mediterranean and Canary Islands, has announced the addition of more choice to several sunshine destinations from Manchester Airport following continued demand for Summer 22 flights and holidays.

With customers looking to book their Summer 22 holidays following the removal of testing and travel restrictions by both the UK and overseas Governments, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have added more capacity to the Balearic Islands (Majorca and Ibiza) and Santorini, as well as one of their brand-new destinations for Summer 22 – Sardinia.

The additional flights added include Sardinia – a brand-new destination for Jet2.com and Jet2holidays this summer – operating every Saturday from July 23 to September 24 giving holidaymakers the choice of two weekly departures to this Italian hotspot; and additional Saturday and Sunday services to Ibiza, operating between July 23 and September 25, offering up to three services each day over the weekend, on top of up to 16 weekly services.

Jet2 has also announced additional Thursday services to Majorca, operating between July 21 and September 22 offering up to 27 weekly departures, including up to five services on a Thursday; and to Santorini operating additional Sunday services between July 24 and September 25, offering up to four weekly services for Summer 22.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘Over the past couple of years we have always maintained that demand will come roaring back once customers start to see travel returning to normal. That is really proving to be the case, with all seasons and all types of holiday looking extremely popular. Summer 22 is the long-awaited moment when everyone can all finally enjoy a normal summer holiday once again, and our customers are flocking to get that sunshine booked in.’

He added: ‘As always, we will be responding to demand by adding more flights and holidays, such as the additional capacity we are announcing to Sardinia, Santorini, Majorca and Ibiza today. Although we always look to give our customers unrivalled choice and flexibility, this strong demand coupled with holidaymakers looking to really treat themselves this summer, could make things look a little different this year. For instance, with holidaymakers acting quickly to book the best rooms, hotels and destinations, the late deal could well become harder to find as the year progresses.’

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.