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.’

Jet2holidays registers increase in bookings to Greece and Cyprus

Jet2holidays, the UK tour operator, along with leisure airline company Jet2.com, has said that there has been an immediate rise in bookings to Greece and Cyprus following reports that holidaymakers will be able to travel to both destinations this summer.

Following the UK Prime Minister’s announcement of an exit roadmap from lockdown, data from Jet2.com and Jet2holidays showed that bookings to Cyprus increased by another 200 percent. The increase also came after Deputy Minister of Tourism for Cyprus said that UK nationals who have been vaccinated will be able to travel to Cyprus this summer.

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays will fly to 14 destinations in Greece this summer, after registering strong demand to popular Greek islands such as Corfu, Crete, Kefalonia, Rhodes and Zante as well as Santorini, Skiathos and Halkidiki. The companies recently added more flights and holidays to Zante, Crete (Heraklion), Rhodes and Kefalonia, extending the Summer 2021 season and providing customers with more choice.

In addition, the companies operate flights and holidays to Larnaca and Paphos in Cyprus, with bookings data showing a significant increase in families booking holidays.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: ‘The UK is the most advanced country in Europe when it comes to successfully rolling out a vaccine, so we applaud the Greek and Cypriot governments for their forward-thinking decisions. This, on the back of the recent announcement by the UK government, gives customers great confidence that they can get away to enjoy the sunshine this summer and the numbers show that this confidence is increasing all the time.’

‘We are very pleased that the government has shown a clear ambition to reopen international travel in the coming months, and we look forward to more detail in due course. Throughout the pandemic, we have done absolutely everything to look after our valued customers and we have always said that the sun will shine for them once again. We know what an incredibly difficult time it has been for everyone, and we very much look forward to taking everyone from our rainy islands to their dream holiday choice this summer and beyond.’

The UK government had announced that travel will not return until May 17 at the earliest, so Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have suspended flights and holidays up to and including May 16, it said.

Jet2.Com adds flights and holiday services to Greece for summer 2021

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, the UK-based leisure airline and package holiday specialist, is adding more flights and holidays to Zante, Crete (Heraklion), Rhodes and Kefalonia from Birmingham Airport, extending the Summer 2021 season.

The addition of new flights, which will operate until October and November, and the expanded range of 2-5 star hotels, will offer customers more choice of holidays in the late summer period.

Jet2holidays has announced a wider selection of hotels and resorts on sale in Zante, with extra flights from Birmingham until the end of October for the first time. The holiday company is also extending the summer season in Rhodes to mid-November; in Crete (Heraklion) until November 8 and the holiday season in Kefalonia until mid-October.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: ‘There continues to be enormous pent-up demand from local holidaymakers, who want nothing more than to get away to the sunshine and enjoy their well-deserved holidays. As always, we listen to what customers want and react accordingly, so that we can provide them with the holiday choices that they want. Extending the summer season to Greece means we are doing exactly that; giving customers more opportunity to get away and enjoy a much-needed holiday. As a result of the assurance that customers get from our award-winning flights and ATOL protected package holidays, we will be continuing to respond to the demand so that when travel opens up, we can take customers from Birmingham Airport to their favourite holiday hotspots.’

Tom Screen, Aviation Director of Birmingham Airport said: ‘We know that a lot of our customers are desperate to book their holiday for this year. After dealing with 2020 and the uncertainty that it brought around booking holidays, we find ourselves in a similar situation again. However, as always, forward thinking Jet2.com and Jet2holidays are giving customers a prolonged holiday window with flights extended to the Greek Islands into October and November, ensuring that customers can find a getaway that can include the October half term holidays too. With flight and hotel availability being extended, the trusted reputation of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays and the assurance of an ATOL protected holiday, all of this really does give customers the reassurance to book.’

Jet2holidays is responding to demand for the assurance that its ATOL protected package holidays provide – particularly customers will be refunded quickly if their holiday is affected by travel restrictions, Birmingham Airport said in a release.

Jet2 expands services to Antalya for UK holidaymakers and golfers

The UK travel and holiday company Jet2.com has said that it has added more flights and holidays to Antalya in March 2022, following increased demand from holidaymakers, as well as golfers looking for the best courses in the Turkish sunshine.

With the addition, customers travelling from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Newcastle Airports will have more choice and flexibility when looking to book a holiday or golf break to Antalya.

Besides the beautiful holiday resorts, Turkey’s Antalya region is an emerging location in the golfing world, with 14 top-class courses in the upmarket resort of Belek. The region has in recent years hosted some of the world’s best players to prominent European tour events as well as the Turkish Open. With world-class courses and a selection of golf hotels to choose from, golfers can enjoy attractive fairways.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘The stunning Antalya region is becoming more and more popular with all types of customer, from families and couples through to golfers. Holidaymakers can enjoy beaches, culture, waterparks and incredible cuisine for amazing value and the wide selection of world-class courses, complemented by stunning hotels, makes Antalya a golfing paradise too. When you factor in the glorious sunny weather on top of that, Antalya in March is a very attractive proposition which is why we are increasing capacity in response to demand. We haven’t stopped there either, as golfers can also take their favourite clubs with them for just GBP1 thanks to our new golf carriage promotion.’

Customers looking for a holiday next March can choose from up to four weekly services to Antalya from Glasgow, and up to three weekly services from Edinburgh and Newcastle. In addition, as part of a new golf carriage promotion, customers travelling with Jet2.com and Jet2holidays can take their golf clubs with them for £1.

Jet2 announces additional routes and flights from four UK bases for Summer 2022

With most people in need of a break away once the Coronavirus pandemic subsides, Jet2 has added thousands of seats to a range of popular hotspots from four of its UK bases – Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester and London Stansted).

Jet2 has also added a range of sun and city break destinations for next summer, including brand new destinations from the newest base Bristol Airport, as well as from Birmingham Airport. With the latest announcement, Jet2 has put another 26 routes from across the four bases on sale for Summer 2022.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘Since we announced the launch of our Summer 22 programme, the response from customers and independent travel agents has been absolutely magnificent. Our reputation for looking after customers and delivering real package holidays has really cut through, and we have been very encouraged by the number of bookings coming through. Customers clearly want their all-important holidays to look forward to, so we have responded quickly by adding more destinations, as well as additional flying to a range of popular hotspots across Europe, the Canary Islands and the Mediterranean.’

The new routes include: two brand new destinations from Bristol Airport in summer 2022: Malaga (Costa Del Sol) and Larnaca (Cyprus). With this, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays has a total of six new summer destinations on sale for Summer 2022 from Bristol Airport including Paphos, Alicante, Bodrum and Dubrovnik. From Birmingham Airport, Jet2 has added nine new destinations including the brand new Paris and La Rochelle, as well as Amsterdam, Barcelona, Budapest, Rome, Krakow, Prague and Venice. Jet2 will now have 52 sun and city destinations on sale from Birmingham Airport for Summer 2022, including the recently-launched Lisbon route.

At Manchester Airport, the company has introduced 10 additional destinations going including Iceland and Vienna as summer destinations, as well as the reintroduction of Tivat (Montenegro). A further seven additional city destinations have been introduced including Barcelona, Budapest, Rome, Krakow, Nice, Prague and Venice – offering 56 sun and city destinations from Manchester Airport for Summer 2022, including the recently-launched Lisbon route. From London Stansted Airport, Jet2 has reintroduced five destinations including Tivat (Montenegro), Girona (Costa Brava), Costa de Almeria, Nice and Malta, offering 43 destinations to choose from for Summer 2022.

In addition to the new routes on sale, Jet2 has announced additional flights from Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester and London Stansted Airports, adding thousands of seats. The company has added flights to 19 destinations from Bristol Airport including to Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, Alicante, Reus, Palma (Majorca), Menorca, Faro, Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman, Corfu, Crete (Heraklion), Halkidiki, Kos, Rhodes, Skiathos, Zante and Paphos.