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!’

Jet2 announces new destination to Turkey from Belfast International

British travel and holiday company Jet2.com and Jet2holidays has announced a new route from Belfast International Airport for Summer 2018, with weekly flights to Dalaman in Turkey.

The new flights to Dalaman, popularly known as ‘Turquoise Coast,’ will depart every Tuesday from June 26 until September 25, 2018. Dalaman is the second new Turkish destination from the airport for next summer, with a new route to Antalya also planned.

Earlier this year, Jet2 launched its Summer 18 programme with eight new destinations. This has now increased to nine brand new destinations with the addition of Dalaman, a sought-for holiday destination for its pristine beaches and coastal scenery. Other new destinations for Summer 18 include Almeria, Crete, Madeira, Malta, Naples, Paphos and Rhodes. With the addition of the new routes, Jet2 will operate to 23 destinations from Belfast International Airport next summer. Tickets are available to book at www.jet2.com or www.jet2holidays.com.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: ‘The Dalaman region offers something for everyone thanks to its stunning coastline and beaches, its array of fabulous resorts, and its rich history. We are confident that Dalaman will be very popular with Northern Ireland holidaymakers, just as our other Turkish destination of Antalya is already proving to be. Turkey is the perfect holiday hotspot and is seeing a huge surge in popularity thanks to its great weather and culture, as well as the fantastic value it offers.

‘This latest new destination is part of our biggest ever summer programme from Belfast International Airport. Next summer we will operate to 23 destinations and increase capacity by 41%, and to support that growth we are investing in 30 new jobs and the addition of a Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Such success is only possible by looking after customers, and our continued focus on offering a VIP customer service, great value package holidays and family friendly flights is clearly paying off, as evidenced by the fact that Jet2holidays became the second largest tour operator in the UK just last month.’

Graham Keddie, Managing Director, BIA, said: ‘Turkey has always been a great destination from Belfast International Airport and we are confident the addition of Dalaman, alongside Antalya, will be extremely popular with local holidaymakers.’

As part of the expansion, Jet2 will add a new Boeing 737-800 aircraft to the fleet at Belfast International to support a 41 percent increase in capacity, which represents over 400,000 seats on sale for Summer 18, the company said.

Jet2 announces offer for ski carriage from London Stansted, expands other winter services

As the 2017 ski season is set to begin, British low-cost airline Jet2 has announced an offer for ski carriage on its popular ski routes in Europe – Geneva, Grenoble, Salzburg and Lyon – from its newest UK base, London Stansted.

Under the offer, skiers and boarders can take 22kg of ski carriage for £1 return on featured flights from London Stansted, subject to certain terms and conditions. As part of its winter 2017-18 programme, Jet2 will operate flights to the four ski destinations in Europe from London Stansted. The offer applies to new bookings on the four routes, it said.

Tickets are available to book until Thursday November 30, 2017, and available for travel between Thursday November 30, 2017 and Monday, April 30, 2018, Jet2 noted.

Jet2 earlier this month announced an expansion to its winter schedule for 2018-19, with over 450,000 seats on sale from London Stansted to 18 destinations, including a new weekly winter service to Antalya. In addition, Jet2 will operate winter services to Nice, offering holidaymakers an opportunity to enjoy the winter sun on the French Riviera. The airline also announced a major expansion of its winter programme to Canary Islands with more services to Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Anzarote and Tenerife. A total of 180,000 seats are on sale to the Canaries next winter, it said.

The airline also announced a new winter service for 2018-19 from London Stansted to Larnaca, and a year round service to Paphos as part of an expansion of its programme to Cyrus.

In addition, Jet2 has also announced an expansion of its ski programme to European ski resorts for winter 2018-2019 with more capacity to Geneva, Grenoble and Salzburg, in addition to Lyon services. The schedule of the ski flights is available at www.jet2.com/ski.

Jet2 announces new routes and expanded capacity for 2018-19 winter programme

Travel and holiday company Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have announced the flights and holidays programme for winter 2018-19, with the addition of 10 brand new routes.

On sale for travel in winter 2018-19, Jet2 is offering over 3.5 million seats to 39 winter sun, city and ski destinations. The schedule includes the first ever winter services to Antalya, with services operating from six bases – Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle and London Stansted; the first ever winter programme to Madeira from Belfast International; new winter flights to Nice and Larnaca from London Stansted and new winter flights to Rome from Newcastle.

With the introduction of a number of new routes, more flights and extended seasons, the company is looking for a five percent capacity increase on this winter.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘The announcement of our biggest ever winter programme shows the confidence that we have in our award-winning airline and package holiday offering. We have more seats and holidays than ever to a range of fantastic sun, city and ski destinations, meaning that our Winter 18/19 programme has something for everyone. With Britons continuing to look to get away on their well-deserved holidays, particularly during the long British winter, we are stepping in to meet that demand by putting on more seats to provide more choice and flexibility than ever.’

Jet2’s winter 2018-19 programme includes over 1.2 million seats to the Canary Islands alone. Besides the additional flights and extended programmes to the winter sun destinations of Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote, the company has also increased capacity to other sun destinations including Cyprus (Larnaca and Paphos), Faro and Madeira. The company will also continue to operate several weekly services from various UK bases to some of the most sought after destinations such as Alicante, Malaga and Majorca, Jet2 said.

In addition to winter sun destinations, the company will operate over 60,000 additional seats to city break destinations. Jet2CityBreaks will have a 12 percent increase in capacity to city destinations such as Budapest, Prague, Rome, Vienna as well as Krakow and Nice. Further, Jet2 will also operate its ski programme, with more ski flights to seven destinations including Grenoble, Turin and Salzburg, as well as frequent services to Barcelona (Andorra), Geneva, Lyon, and Verona.

The 2017-18 winter flights and package holidays may be booked at www.jet2.com or www.jet2holidays.com, the company said.

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays adds over 100,000 winter seats from UK airports

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays has announced that following extra demand at Birmingham, London Stansted, Manchester and Leeds Bradford airports, the leisure airline and package holiday company is adding thousands of seats and holidays to some of the most popular winter sun and city hotspots.

Jet2 said that it is adding over 100,000 winter seats across the three bases, with a total of more than 2.5 million seats on sale this winter – representing a 54 percent capacity increase.

At its new Birmingham Airport base, the company is adding over 55,000 seats, with over 300,000 seats now on sale for its first ever winter programme from the airport. The announcement will see Jet2 add more flights and holidays to a number of its most popular winter sun and city destinations, including: Alicante, Faro, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Malaga, Majorca, Rome and Tenerife. The company will add an extra aircraft and will operate more weekly services to these popular destinations, it said.

At Leeds Bradford Airport, Jet2 has added extra Tenerife services, starting next weekend, October 14. The company has announced an additional 15,000 Tenerife seats, with up to six weekly winter services that are currently operating.

At Manchester Airport, Jet2 has added an extra 45,000 seats. At Manchester, the company has added more flights and holidays to Alicante, Faro, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Malaga and Tenerife.

In addition, following increased demand for flights and holidays in October and November from London Stansted, Jet2 is also introducing 14 extra services, representing more than 5,000 seats. These additional services will operate to Tenerife, Lanzarote, Alicante, Majorca and Faro.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: ‘A number of factors have resulted in increased demand for our award-winning flights and ATOL protected package holidays right across the UK. To meet that demand we have added extra capacity from Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds Bradford and London Stansted airports so that holidaymakers can continue to reach their favourite winter sun and city destinations from their local airport. We won’t be stopping at these winter flights, so keep an eye out for further announcements about additional Summer 18 capacity very soon.’