Jet2.com and Jet2holidays announce flights and holidays to Turkey from Bristol Airport

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, a UK leisure travel and holiday company, have announced that launch of flights and holidays to Turkey today, September 24 from Bristol Airport for the first time.

Following the easing of international travel restrictions and the removal of Turkey from the Red List, the tour operator has been quick to launch flights and holidays to Antalya and Dalaman from Bristol Airport.

With up to two weekly flights to Antalya and Dalaman available for Summer 21 from Bristol Airport, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays are responding to significant demand. The companies are operating to Antalya from Bristol Airport throughout the Winter season too.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘The launch of our award-winning flights and package holidays to Turkey from Bristol Airport is fantastic news for holidaymakers. We are delighted to be starting flights and holidays to Antalya and Dalaman and to be taking customers in the region to these much-loved destinations. Customers have missed being able to visit Turkey this summer, so the reopening of the country has resulted in huge demand and comes just in time for holidaymakers to enjoy some late summer sun. We continue to look towards the future with real confidence, as customers make the most of being able to get away and enjoy some much-needed sunshine.’

Jet2’s offers customer service options including 22kg baggage allowance through a flight-only booking with Jet2.com, in-resort Customer Helpers, transfers, free child places and ATOL protection with the UK’s largest tour operator to destinations in the Mediterranean and Canary Islands. Besides a choice of thousands of 2-5 star hotels through Jet2holidays, customers can take advantage of Free Child Places, which are still available.

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays add more Winter Sun destinations for 22/23 from Bristol

Following the announcement of its Winter Sun programme for 2022/23, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have announced the addition of more Winter Sun destinations on sale from Bristol Airport to meet rising demand from customers and independent travel agents.

With the addition of the new destinations, Jet2 currently has a choice of 10 Winter Sun destinations Europe, the Mediterranean and Canary Islands on sale for Winter 22/23 from Bristol Airport. The leisure airline and package holiday specialist currently offers almost 30 weekly flights currently available from Bristol Airport for Winter 22/23.

The additional Winter Sun destinations going on sale for Winter 22/23 from Bristol Airport include Alicante, Faro (Algarve) and Majorca. These popular Winter Sun destinations are in addition to the existing hotspots already on sale which include the Canary Islands (Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, and Fuerteventura) as well as Madeira, Turkey (Antalya) and Cyprus (Paphos).

With multiple weekly services to many of these destinations throughout the winter season from early-November through to the end of April, customers can choose the duration of holiday that suits them. The full breakdown of the new Winter Sun destinations on sale includes two weekly services to Alicante, up to two weekly services to Faro and up to two weekly services to Majorca in April.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: ‘Just weeks after announcing a fantastic selection of winter sun destinations on sale for Winter 22/23 from Bristol Airport, we are very pleased to be expanding our programme and adding even more sunshine hotspots. This expansion comes on the back of the great response we have seen from customers and independent travel agents looking to book their winter sunshine nice and early. Like we have experienced with the first destinations going on sale, we know these additional hotspots will be just as popular. Based on the response we have had to the programme, and with more holidaymakers wanting to book ahead, we are looking towards the future with enormous confidence when it comes to Winter 22/23.’

First passengers welcomed to Manchester Airport’s new Terminal Two extension

Manchester Airport welcomed the first passengers to transit through its new Terminal Two extension this morning (Wednesday July 14), the main highlight of the GBP1bn Manchester Airport Transformation Programme (MAN-TP).

The first flight to take-off from the expanded Terminal Two was a Jet2.com flight to Menorca.

The revamped Terminal Two facility was officially opened by Manchester Airport’s managing director Karen Smart and Jet2.com’s general manager at Manchester Airport, Marc Burns. The opening had been delayed by more than a year due to the pandemic, after work started on the improved facility in 2017.

The inaugural passengers then had their first opportunity to sample the new terminal’s facilities, including a number of new shops, bars and restaurants and a giant media wall. More shops are set to open throughout the week as passenger numbers increase.

Jet2.com will have two further flights leaving from the terminal today, with TUI flights added to its roster from tomorrow. The increasing opportunities for travel following the pandemic are expected to see more airlines using the improved facility over the next few weeks.

Commenting on the opening, Karen Smart, said: ‘This is a hugely significant milestone for our airport, our city, the North as a whole and the wider recovery of the travel industry. After a hugely challenging 16 months, we are delighted to be delivering some positive news and welcoming the first passengers into our new terminal extension.

‘The impact of the pandemic on the travel industry means we are not able to immediately welcome as many customers and airlines into this fantastic new facility as we would have hoped. However, as Government restrictions continue to be eased, and travel to more destinations is opened-up in the weeks ahead, we will be making further announcements about the carriers and retailers operating from Terminal Two.’

Jet 2’s Steve Heapy, said: ‘The new terminal extension at Manchester Airport is fantastic news for our customers, and we are delighted to be the first airline to take off from the expanded terminal this morning. From today all of our flights will depart and arrive from the expanded Terminal Two, with the exception of arrivals from Jersey.’

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.’

Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks expands Iceland programme

Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks has said that it has advanced the start of scheduled services for trips and holidays to Iceland, to the beginning of September 2021.

With Iceland expected to be on the UK Government’s Green List, holidaymakers may travel to the country from as early as September 2 with Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks. With the latest announcement, customers will have increased choice of scheduled services to Iceland from Manchester Airport this year, in addition to scheduled services from Birmingham Airport.

Perfectly timed for the Northern Lights, Jet2 will operate twice-weekly services from September 2 (Manchester) and September 30 (Birmingham) until November 22, 2021. In addition, scheduled services will operate from February 10, 2022 right through the summer season to November 10, 2022 from Manchester Airport, as well as from February 10, 2022 through to April 25, 2022 from Birmingham Airport.

Besides the natural wonders of Iceland, this offers great choice and flexibility with stays of three-nights or more available over the February half-term, October half-term and Easter. In addition to this programme of scheduled flights, Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks are operating 37 three and four-night dedicated trips to Iceland from seven other UK bases (Belfast International, East Midlands, Leeds Bradford, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle and London Stansted Airports).

With 15 trips planned between September and November 2021, and a further 22 trips between February and April 2022, customers will have plenty of choice for visiting Iceland at the best times of year for experiencing the Northern Lights. All flights to Keflavik International Airport near Reykjavik will be operated by Jet2.com.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘We are seeing strong demand for flights and holidays to Iceland, as customers look to enjoy its beauty and natural wonders after a year of lockdowns and restrictions. Iceland is expected to be on the UK Government’s Green List, and as we are seeing right across the board, when customers have clarity they are booking in huge numbers. With a great programme of scheduled flights operating from Manchester and Birmingham, in addition to 37 once-in-a-lifetime trips from seven of our other UK bases, customers have great choice and flexibility when it comes to visiting this bucket list destination.’

Guomundur Daoi Runarsson, Chief Commercial & Airport Development Officer at Keflavik Airport said: ‘We at Keflavik Airport are delighted to hear of Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks decision to expand their Iceland programme and look forward to a bright future and a strong continuation of our great relationship. We continue to see growing interest in Iceland as a destination post Covid-19 and the recovery looks very promising. The UK market was important before the start of the pandemic and that will continue.’

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays announce extension of Summer 2022 season to Menorca

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, the UK tour operator, has said that it has added more flights and holidays for customers looking for a holiday in Menorca in April 2022, advancing the Summer 2022 season.

The company has announced destinations across the Mediterranean, including Menorca and the Balearic Islands, to meet demand from British holidaymakers by adding April services to the island from Birmingham, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle and London Stansted Airport. Menorca is known for its natural beauty, secret beaches, and historic architecture outside of the main summer holiday season.

The new flights added are: Birmingham – additional services every Friday from April 8 to 22. Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle and London Stansted – additional services every Saturday from April 9 to 23.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: ‘We are seeing great demand from customers wanting to enjoy Menorca both in the peak summer season and outside of that period too. As ever, we respond very quickly to demand, and these additional flights gives our customers the opportunity to enjoy Menorca in April and over the Easter holidays. Working with our partners in Menorca, we look forward to filling our hotels with happy holidaymakers as soon as we can get flying again.’

Last week Jet2holidays announced strong demand for Summer 2022 holidays in response to the assurance that its ATOL protected package holidays offer. Bookings data from Jet2holidays shows that more people have already booked in some summer sun for the year ahead when compared to the same time in previous years. In addition to booking ahead, the data also reveals that the company is registering an increase in bookings for package holidays from July, which continues through the rest of the school holidays and Summer 2021.

According to the company, the demand for great value package holidays in Summer 2021 and Summer 2022 applies to Menorca. With more 2-5 star hotels on sale than ever on the island, the company also offers the freedom of a villa with all the benefits of a package holiday through Jet2Villas. This, combined with miles of coastline and resorts such as Cala Galdana, Son Bou, Cala’n Bosch and Punta Prima are becoming increasingly popular with customers, it said.

Jet2holidays registers record demand for package holidays in Summer 2022

Jet2holidays, the UK’s leading tour operator to destinations across the Mediterranean and Canary Islands, has said that it has registered strong bookings for Summer 2022.

According to bookings data from Jet2holidays, more people have already booked for summer sun destination for the year ahead when compared to the same time in previous years. The data also reveals that the company has registered an increase in bookings for package holidays from July, which continues through the rest of the school holidays and Summer 2021.

The data from Jet2holidays also shows that customers are making up for lost holidays during the pandemic by booking 5-star getaways. Further, the company has seen an increase in the number of customers booking a luxury 5-star holiday through its Indulgent Escapes brand. The data shows that all destinations are benefitting from the demand for Summer 2022 holidays, with Turkey, Cyprus and Greece looking particularly popular for next summer.

Jet2holidays will operate a busy programme for Summer 2022, with over 70 sun and city destinations on sale from across its ten UK bases. In response to this strong demand from UK holidaymakers looking to get away next summer, the tour operator has recently announced the launch of flights and holidays to Sardinia and Sicily for Summer 2022.

With the addition of the two Italian islands, there are six brand-new destinations on sale for Summer 2022 with Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, in addition to Sardinia and Sicily, including Toulouse, Iceland, Tivat (Montenegro) and Athens. In addition, the companies have also added more flights and holidays to a wide range of popular destinations such as the Canary Islands, Mainland Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Greece and Cyprus.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: ‘There is a huge desire amongst UK holidaymakers to get away on their holidays and this is clear in the demand for both Summer 21 and Summer 22 holidays. Customers are continuing to look ahead with real confidence and as well as booking in their getaway for this summer, it is clear from the bookings data that they are also looking to secure that all-important holiday for Summer 22, with our ATOL protected package holidays proving to be the perfect fit for them. All the package holiday benefits that customers get through booking with Jet2holidays, combined with the need for people to give themselves something to look forward to, is proving to be extremely attractive and this has fuelled strong demand for Summer 22 package holidays.

‘As ever, we have responded to that demand by adding more destinations to our offering for Summer 22 and putting on additional flights and holidays to our most popular sunshine hotspots. This huge choice, alongside the fact that all our package holidays are ATOL protected and come with award-winning customer experience, means that more people than ever are looking ahead and have already booked that all-important Summer 22 getaway.’

Jet2 launches two Italian destinations from Birmingham Airport for Summer 22

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, the UK-based leisure airline and package holiday company, has announced the launch of flights and holidays to Sicily and Sardinia from Birmingham Airport for Summer 22, giving customers across the region more choice of holiday options in Italy.

Jet2 will operate weekly Wednesday services to Sicily from May 4 through to October 26 from Birmingham Airport. Flights will operate to Catania Airport, opening up a range popular resorts on the east coast of the island.

Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean and is a popular destination with UK holidaymakers, offering everything from beach holidays to city breaks. Jet2holidays is launching package holidays to Sicily with a wide choice of beach resorts on sale including Taormina, Taormina Mare, Giardini Naxos, Syracuse, Cefalu and Campofelice Di Roccella. In addition, packages are also on sale through Jet2CityBreaks to the historic city of Catania.

Jet2 is also offering flights and holidays to Sardinia from Birmingham Airport with weekly Sunday services operating into Olbia Airport from May 29 to October 30. This opens up the east coast of Sardinia and a range of resorts that host some of the best beaches in Europe.

Further, families and groups can also choose the privacy of a villa holiday by booking through Jet2Villas. Resorts on sale in Sardinia include Porto Cervo, Baia Sardinia, Budoni, San Teodoro, Cannigione, San Pantaleo, Orosei and Pittulongu, as well as city breaks to Olbia.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘We are continuing to see a great deal of demand for Summer 22 from Birmingham Airport, so we are adding Sicily and Sardinia to our programme to give customers and independent travel agents even more choice. These two stunning Italian islands offer local holidaymakers everything from culture and history to sun and glamour, and we are going on sale with a fantastic choice of flights, resorts and hotels. This means we now have seven Italian destinations on sale for Summer 22 from Birmingham Airport, and we know that these magical destinations, coupled with our award-winning flights and real package holidays, will be hugely popular with customers and independent travel agents alike.’

Tom Screen, Aviation Director of Birmingham Airport said: ‘It is great news that Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have added Sicily and Sardinia to their extensive holiday destinations list direct from Birmingham Airport. These two beautiful Italian islands are currently unserved from Birmingham Airport so this is the ideal time to plan that Summer 2022 getaway, that we know is very desperately needed. Booking with Jet2.com and Jet2holidays gives customers the ease and convenience of booking flights, hotels and transfers in all one place but with the reassurance that their holiday is ATOL protected.’

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays announce new Sicily – Bristol route for Summer 22

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, the UK-based leisure airline and package holiday specialist, have announced the launch of flights and holidays to Sicily from Bristol Airport for Summer 22, offering customers more choice of holidays and city breaks in Italy.

The new destination expands Jet2.com and Jet2holidays’ programme from Bristol Airport to 36 destinations for Summer 22. Jet2 will operate weekly Tuesday services to Sicily from May 3 through to October 25 from Bristol Airport. Flights will operate to Catania Airport, opening up a range popular resorts on the east coast of the island.

Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean and popular among UK holidaymakers. Jet2holidays is launching package holidays to Sicily with a range of beach resorts on sale including Taormina, Taormina Mare, Giardini Naxos, Syracuse, Cefalu and Campofelice Di Roccella. In addition, packages are also on sale through Jet2CityBreaks to the city of Catania.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: ‘We are continuing to see a great deal of demand for Summer 22 from Bristol Airport, so we are adding Sicily to our programme to give customers and independent travel agents even more choice. This stunning Italian island offers local holidaymakers everything from culture and history to sun and glamour, and we are going on sale with a fantastic choice of flights, resorts and hotels. This means we now have 36 destinations on sale for Summer 22 from Bristol Airport, and we know that this choice of destinations, coupled with our award-winning flights and real package holidays, will be hugely popular with customers and independent travel agents alike. We continue to be absolutely delighted with the response since announcing our new base at Bristol Airport, and we are very excited about taking customers away with us on our award-winning flights and holidays.’

Dave Lees, CEO, Bristol Airport said: ‘We are delighted that Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have added a new Sicilian route, Catania to the route network available from Bristol Airport from summer 2022. This offers customers living in the South West and Wales a wider range of destination choices. The new services to Sicily demonstrate the important role regional airports continue to play in offering choice and connectivity and the added convenience for customers of flying from their local airport, removing the need of unnecessary journey times and carbon footprint travelling to alternative airports. This route compliments the existing route network already available from Bristol Airport.’

With this expansion, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays now have three Italian destinations on sale for Summer 22 from Bristol Airport (Sicily, Naples and Verona) offering customers increased choice, whether it’s an Italian city break or a beach holiday on the La Bella Vita.

Jet2.com bookings to Turkey double as tourism reopens

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, the UK-based leisure airline and holiday company, has said that it has registered an increase in customers booking flights and holidays as countries open up for travel after the Covid-19 lockdown.

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays has reported a 1,000 percent increase in bookings immediately following the UK Prime Minister’s announcement of an exit roadmap from lockdown, and customer demand is continuing. Since the exit plan, a number of countries across Europe and the Mediterranean, including Greece, Spain, Cyprus and Portugal, have announced that UK holidaymakers will be able to travel to these countries in summer.

According to Jet2, bookings to Turkey doubled after the Turkish Tourism Minister said that holidaymakers from the UK will be welcome this summer. In response to this demand, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays has put over 100 additional flights on sale to Turkey.

Extra capacity has been added to Antalya, Bodrum and Dalaman with additional flights operating from late-June to late-October, with a focus on the late-Summer season.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: ‘Turkey has continued to be a popular choice, and the welcome news that UK holidaymakers can enjoy the Turkish sunshine this summer has translated into an immediate rush of bookings. We already have fantastic choice on sale to Turkey from across our network of UK bases, and these additional flights and holidays come in direct response to the demand that we have been seeing. Once again, customers are telling us that they want to get away, and once again we are quick to respond to that – giving customers and independent travel agents even more choice when it comes to getting away on a real package holiday.’

‘We know our customers want to get away and we know that our destinations are keen to welcome them. The UK government has shown that there is a clear ambition to reopen international travel in the coming months and we look forward to more detail in due course. This week marks one year since international travel was first shut down because of the pandemic, and there are sunnier skies ahead. As soon as travel reopens, we will be ready to take our customers on their well-deserved holidays.’