Jet2.com launches ski programme for winter 2019/20

Jet2.com, the UK-based flight and holiday company, has announced an expanded ski programme for winter 19/20, including ski flights from all UK bases.

In winter 2019, Jet2 will operate to seven top ski destinations: Geneva, Grenoble, Salzburg, Turin, Lyon, Verona and Barcelona (Andorra), giving skiers and snowboarders’ direct access to the French, Austrian, Swiss and Italian Alps as well as the Pyrenees.

With almost 400,000 departing seats on sale, the key ski programme for winter 19/20 includes: weekly Saturday services from Belfast International to Salzburg, with over 4,000 ski seats on sale; nearly 50,000 ski seats on sale with services from Birmingham to Geneva (three per week), Grenoble (two per week), Salzburg (one per week) and Turin (one per week); almost 20,000 seats available with weekly Saturday services from Edinburgh to Geneva, Salzburg and Turin; over 12,000 seats on sale with weekly Saturday services from East Midlands to Geneva and Salzburg; one weekly Saturday service from Glasgow to Grenoble and two weekly flights to Andorra (Barcelona), totally over 25,000 seats.

In addition, Jet2 will offer a total of over 80,000 seats from Leeds Bradford, operating seven services per week to Geneva, four to Andorra (Barcelona) as well as weekly services to Grenoble, Salzburg and Turin; a total of over 60,000 ski seats from London Stansted, offering up to seven weekly services to Geneva, two weekly services to Turin, and weekly Saturday services to Grenoble, Salzburg and Lyon. Further, the airline will offer 130,000 ski seats from Manchester to six ski destinations, including up to seven weekly flights to Geneva, four to Andorra (Barcelona), three to Grenoble and Turin, two to Salzburg and one to Lyon; and a weekly Saturday service from Newcastle to Grenoble, offering over 6,000 seats.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: ‘This exciting programme means we have more seats on sale to the snow, with perfectly timed flights departing to seven fantastic ski destinations from across our nine UK bases. 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.’

Jet2 announces 100,000 more seats at London Stansted for Summer 2019

The UK-based flight and holiday company, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, has recently said that it will add an extra aircraft and put another 100,000 seats on sale for Summer 19 from London Stansted, following increased demand for its package holidays from customers in the South and South East of England.

The addition of a new aircraft will increase the seat capacity at London Stansted next summer to over 1.85 million, an increase of 24% on Summer 2018. With the latest expansion, Jet2.com will now operate 12 aircraft from London Stansted next summer.

Jet2 will operate to 36 sun and city destinations in Summer 2019, and the additional capacity means more flights and holidays to popular destinations including Cyprus, Turkey, the Canary Islands, the Balearic Islands, Portugal and Mainland Spain.

The new additions include daily services to both Larnaca and Paphos in Cyprus; up to 20 weekly services to Turkey, including daily flights to Antalya and Dalaman as well as four weekly services to Bodrum and two to Izmir; Nearly 30 weekly flights to Canary Islands, including daily and double-daily services to Lanzarote and Tenerife, as well as five weekly services to Gran Canaria and three weekly services to Fuerteventura; almost 60 weekly flights in total to mainland Spain and Balearic Islands, including daily and double-daily services to Alicante, Ibiza, Malaga, Menorca and Majorca, and over 30 weekly services to eight Greek destinations of Crete (Heraklion and Chania), Corfu, Rhodes, Kefalonia, Zante, Halkidiki and Kos.

In addition, Jet2 will be the only operator to Madeira from London Stansted with weekly services increased to four, while the number of services to Faro, Portugal has been increased to 12 per week.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘This is great news for customers in the South and South East of England who are looking to enjoy a great value package holiday in the sunshine next summer.

‘Continued demand means we are adding extra aircraft and increasing capacity by over 100,000 seats, giving local holidaymakers even more choice and flexibility with our award-winning airline and package holiday business. As the leading tour operator out of London Stansted, we are delighted to be adding more choice to a number of fantastic destinations including Turkey, Cyprus, Greece and Spain.’

Jet2 announces new summer programme to Nice from Leeds Bradford for MIPIM 2019

Jet2.com, the UK-based flight and holiday company, has announced that in 2019, delegates from Leeds City Region will be able to fly with Jet2.com from Leeds Bradford to Nice for MIPIM.

Je2.com will be providing direct return flights from March 11 – 15, 2019 for the 4-day real estate exhibition, conference and networking event in Cannes, following strong demand from the business community. Those wishing to find out more information about Leeds City Region’s Presence at MIPIM 2019 can visit www.investleedscityregion.com/lcratmipim.

Besides giving delegates the chance to attend the conference, the flight on March 11 also marks the start of Jet2’s flying programme to Nice from Leeds Bradford for Summer 19, allowing local holidaymakers to fly direct to the French Riviera with Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks. Holidaymakers can book direct via www.jet2.com or www.Jet2CityBreaks.com, the airline said.

Trevor Caplis, Manager – Charter and Airline Sales at Jet2.com said: ‘As the leading airline in Yorkshire, we are very pleased to be supporting the region by providing return flights to Nice for this major conference. Thanks to this partnership, delegates from the region will be able to fly direct from Leeds Bradford Airport on our award-winning airline, and we are confident that the flight will be a huge success.

‘As well as supporting local businesses, the flight marks the start of our Summer 19 programme to Nice, giving holidaymakers the opportunity to experience the magic of Nice and the French Riviera from Leeds Bradford Airport with Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks.’

The news comes after the recent announcement that Jet2.com is providing a direct flight to Nice from Newcastle Airport, both for MIPIM delegates and holidaymakers across the North East.

Earlier this year, Jet2 has announced flights and holidays to Bourgas (Bulgaria) from all nine of itsUK bases for summer 2019, and with resorts such as Sunny Beach on sale.

Jet2holidays announces extended summer season in Menorca

Following the announcement of extended summer seasons in Ibiza, Jet2holidays has also announced additional flights to the Balearic Island destination of Menorca between September and November this year, with additional services from five UK bases.

The extra services have been introduced after increased demand from holidaymakers for Menorca’s stunning natural beauty, secret beaches, and historic architecture beyond the main summer holiday season. The extra flight services are from Birmingham, East Midlands, Leeds Bradford, Manchester and Newcastle airports.

For this extended season, Jet2holidays has record number of 2-5 star hotels on sale on the island, and also offers the freedom of a villa with all the benefits of a package holiday through Jet2Villas. This along the scenic coastline and resorts such as Cala Galdana, Son Bou, Cala’n Bosch and Punta Prima, will offer customers more choice and flexibility with their summer holiday plans. Bookings can be made online at www.jet2.com or www.jet2holidays.com.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: ‘We are working with our partners in Menorca to fill hotels, not just in the busy summer season, but in shoulder seasons too. Our award-winning flights and holidays mean we are attracting more and more customers, and we will continue to stick to these principles so that we can continue flying happy holidaymakers to Menorca on a package holiday they can trust.’

Maite Salord, Councillor of Tourist Promotion of Menorca said: ‘Jet2.com and Jet2holidays’ decision to increase its commitment to Menorca by increasing the number of seats on sale in the months of September, October and November is very good news indeed. The company demonstrates its confidence and commitment to the destination whilst aligning strategies with Menorca Tourism Development Foundation. Our aim is to extend the tourist season, and we hope to continue working closely with Jet2.com and Jet2holidays in order to strengthen the link between Menorca and the UK.’

Jet2 extends summer season in Ibiza for summer 2018 and 2019

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays has announced an extended seasonal service to Ibiza for this summer and in summer 19, following strong demand for holidays beyond the peak summer periods.

Ibiza is popular with British travellers for summer and remains a sought-after holiday destination beyond the peak season. The airline has put additional flights on sale to Ibiza from five UK bases between late September and the end of October this year. Jet2 is extending the seasonal service from Birmingham, East Midlands, Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle Airports.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘Our commitment to providing award-winning flights and holidays means that we continue to attract more and more customers, and today’s announcement is yet more evidence of that. This news is a real boost for the tourism industry and economy in Ibiza, and is living proof that we are not just working to fill hotels in the peak summer season but that we are working with our hotel and industry partners to achieve the best possible results in shoulder seasons too.’

Vicente Torres, President of Ibiza Island Council, said: ‘We are very pleased with these increases in capacity which are in line with the efforts of the Consell d’Eivissa to promote Ibiza during the out of season period. We believe that Ibiza has a great offer in spring, autumn and winter and these periods are popular with tourists who want to know about the cultural, gastronomic and sports offers of the island. We are confident that this initiative will be very successful.’

For 2019, the summer season and services will also start earlier in Ibiza, as the company has introduced April flights from four of its UK bases. For the first time, customers with Jet2.com and Jet2holidays will be able to travel to Ibiza in April, opening up the destination for the Easter holidays. The additional flights will operate twice-weekly from Birmingham, Leeds Bradford, Manchester and London Stansted, Jet2.com said.

Jet2.com launches new route to La Rochelle from Leeds Bradford

The UK-based airline Jet2.com has announced the launch of a new route to La Rochelle from Leeds Bradford Airport.

With the new route, over 5,000 seats are on sale to La Rochelle for Summer 2018 from Leeds Bradford. Flights will operate every Saturday afternoon until the end of September.

With its range of seafood restaurants, the city of La Rochelle is popular with holidaymakers. La Rochelle, with the walled old town at the heart of the city, provides access via bridge to Il de Re, an Atlantic-coast island of dunes and pine forestry.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: ‘La Rochelle is a destination that is rapidly growing in popularity with Britons, so we are delighted to launch this new route from Leeds Bradford Airport. With weekly flights operating at great times throughout the summer on our award-winning airline, we are looking forward to a very successful programme. As demand to La Rochelle increases, we will be going even bigger and better next summer, with the launch of a second route to La Rochelle from Manchester.’

Thomas Juin, Airport Manager said, ‘We are delighted with the arrival of the company Jet2.com at La Rochelle – Ile de Re airport. Our destination, already very appreciated by English people, is now accessible from the Leeds region in less than two hours thanks to the launch of this route. People will enjoy the sandy beaches of Ile de Re, walks, bike rides or a drink on the terraces of the old harbour of La Rochelle.’

The airline has also announced a second new route from Manchester Airport for Summer 2019. The addition of weekly Saturday flights between May and September will offer nearly 7,000 seats between La Rochelle and Manchester Airport for Summer 2019. The flights from Manchester will provide direct access to the harbour port from two UK bases next summer, and will more than double seat capacity, Jet2 said.

Jet2.com announces more sun routes for winter 2018/19 from Glasgow Airport

The UK-based flight and holiday company Jet2.com has announced the addition of more flights and holidays from Glasgow Airport to sun destinations such as the Canary Islands, Spain and Portugal for winter 18/19, with over 20,000 additional seats on sale.

The company has announced that 11 additional flights to the Canary Islands will go on sale for the next Christmas and New Year period. The extra services are to popular sun destinations such as Tenerife, Lanzarote, Alicante, Majorca and Faro.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘This is great news for holidaymakers looking for some winter sun out of Glasgow Airport, particularly over Christmas and New Year. The strong demand for our award winning flights and great value package holidays means we are totally committed to growing our operation at Glasgow Airport, and this announcement today shows that.’

The additional flights and holidays include two additional services to Tenerife on December 27 and December 31, as well as extra weekly services in March/April; and three additional Wednesday services to Gran Canaria over the Christmas holidays and New Year, on December 19, December 26 and January 2, 2019. Jet2.com will also operate three additional Friday services to Fuerteventura on December 21 and December 28 and January 4, 2019.

In addition, Jet2.com has added a second daily service to Lanzarote on Sundays over the Christmas holidays and New Year period on December 23, December 30 and January 6.

For the first time, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays will add six services to Malaga from Glasgow with the addition of six services on December 21, December 23, 28, and 30 and on January 4 and 6. The company is also offering additional services on Mondays and Fridays from February 8.

Further, Jet2 is offering additional Monday services to Alicante starting February 4, taking the total to five weekly services during winter; additional Sunday services from March to Majorca, taking it three weekly services during this period; two additional weekly services to Barcelona on Thursdays and Sundays in January offering year-round service from Glasgow and two additional services to Faro in late-November.

All tickets are available to book at www.jet2.com or www.jet2holidays.com, the company said.

Jet2 announces more flights and holidays to Greece from Birmingham Airport

Flight and holiday company Jet2 has said that it is adding more flights and holidays for the peak summer season, with a focus on Greece and the introduction of a new route to Corfu.

Following increased customer demand, Jet2 is adding over 9,000 departing seats between July and September, including more than 7,500 departing seats to Greece. The expansion takes the total capacity to over 1.2 million seats this summer, more than double the capacity last summer.

The expansion at Birmingham includes a new route to Corfu, with the introduction of a weekly Saturday service to the island, which features secret coves and beach resorts such as Sidari, Kavos and Barbati. With the addition of Corfu, UK holidaymakers will have a choice of 34 sun and city destinations from Birmingham Airport this summer with Jet2.com and Jet2holidays.

The company said that it will also add two weekend services on Saturday and Sundays, during the peak summer season to Rhodes, and operate a total of four weekly services to the island. Jet2 has also announced an additional Friday service to Crete, which is now served through four weekly services during the peak summer season, and the introduction of a weekly Monday service to Zante, that is three weekly services from July to September.

Further, UK holidaymakers will now have more choice of services to Menorca, with the addition of a weekly Sunday service, taking it to a total of four weekly services.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: ‘This is fantastic news for holidaymakers in Birmingham and across the West Midlands. Since we launched at Birmingham Airport we have seen nothing but strong demand for our award winning flights and great value package holidays, and as a result of this our summer programme has more than doubled in size. Our latest response to this demand means the launch a new route to the stunning destination of Corfu, as well as more flights to Rhodes, Zante, Crete and Menorca too.’

William Pearson, Aviation Director at Birmingham Airport, said: ‘Since launching services from Birmingham almost a year ago, the Jet2.com and Jet2holidays product has proven to be extremely popular with our passengers here at Birmingham Airport and it’s great to see them expanding their flight frequencies and destination choices to top summer destinations.

‘Corfu is a Greek island steeped in history with rugged mountains and a resort-studded shoreline. Increasing frequency to other Mediterranean holiday hot spots will give our passengers more choice and seat availability during the busier summer season.’

Tickets are available to book at www.jet2.com or www.jet2holidays.com, the company said.

Jet2 launches new ski routes from Birmingham Airport

Jet2 has recently announced services to four top ski destinations – Geneva, Grenoble, Salzburg and Turin -from Birmingham Airport, giving skiers and snowboarders’ access to slopes in the French, Swiss, Austrian and Italian Alps and over 600 resorts to choose from across the four destinations.

Jet2’s ski programme from Birmingham Airport offers more than 40,000 ski seats, including up to three weekly services to Geneva with over 14,000 seats, giving access to 270 resorts including Tignes, Flaine and Verbier; twice weekly services to Turin on Saturday and Sunday offering nearly 12,000 seats, providing access to 214 ski resorts including Pila, Vars and Le Corbier; weekly Saturday services to Salzburg 4,500 seats, giving access to 130 ski resorts including Alpbach, Kaprun, Mayrhofen and Obertauern and a weekend service to Grenoble on Saturdays until February, when a Sunday service will be added, with almost 10,000 seats and access to 178 resorts including Morzine, Chamonix and Avoriaz.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘We are thrilled to be launching our ski programme from Birmingham Airport, giving local people access to the best slopes in the French, Swiss, Austrian and Italian Alps. We know that skiers want choice and flexibility, so that’s exactly what we have provided with these four top ski destinations from Birmingham Airport.

‘With great snow conditions so far this season, customers can also take advantage of our friendly low fares and 22kg of baggage and ski allowance, whilst enjoying our award winning service as they head to this fresh snow.’

Fares to Salzburg start at £39 per person, to Grenoble at £37 per person, to Geneva at £25 per person and to Turin at £27 per person, all fares including taxes, the airline said.

Jet2 commences inaugural ski flight to Grenoble from London Stansted

Jet2 has commenced its inaugural ski flight from London Stansted to Grenoble, offering skiers and snowboarders more choice and flexibility.

Jet2’s ski programme includes weekly flights and over 6,000 seats to Grenoble, where skiers and snowboarders have access to over 170 ski resorts, including Morzine, Chamrousse, Chamonix, Avoriaz, Prapoutel, Autrans, all accessible from the city. With the introduction of Grenoble, Jet2 will operate four ski destinations from London Stansted this winter, providing skiers access to some of the finest slopes in the French and Austrian Alps.

Jet2’s flights from London Stansted to Grenoble will operate weekly and start at £37 per person including taxes. Tickets are available to book at www.Jet2.com.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘We are thrilled to be launching our new London Stansted to Grenoble route. We know that skiers want choice and flexibility, so that’s exactly what we are providing from London Stansted, with weekly flights to Grenoble now in operation alongside three other top ski destinations. On top of that, customers can take advantage of our friendly low fares and 22kg of baggage and ski allowance, whilst enjoying our award winning service as they head to the snow.’

Martin Jones, London Stansted’s Commercial Director, said: ‘The launch of Jet2.com’s new service to Grenoble from London Stansted is fantastic news for skiers and snowboarders from across the region looking to hit the slopes early this season as well as providing even more choice for passengers wanting a fantastic winter city break with the added convenience of flying from their local airport.’

Basma Jarbouai, Grenoble Airport Director, said: ‘We are very pleased to continue our collaboration with Jet2.com and to welcome this new flight from London Stansted, offering our passengers more flexibility to join the Alps ski resorts through Grenoble Airport. We are the first step of their holidays and it is really important for us to offer them an excellent quality of services. Celebrating this first flight and offering them chocolates at arrival is a little gift before Christmas!’