Jet2 announces expanded City Breaks programme for Winter 23/24 and Jet2CityBreaks, one of the UK’s leading airline and holiday operators, has recently announced the launch of its popular Winter City Breaks programme for 23/24.

Jetr2 is offering a choice of eight leisure city break destinations for Winter 23/24, with flights and city breaks available from six UK bases – Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle and London Stansted Airports. The expanded programme offers 28 routes to eight popular city break destinations – Athens, Barcelona, Budapest, Krakow, Paris, Prague, Rome and Venice. The programme includes two brand-new winter city routes – London Stansted to Athens and London Stansted to Rome, as well as additional services to Athens from Manchester Airport in December and January, in effect operating year-round services to the capital of Greece from the base.

With weekend and mid-week services and convenient timing, customers and independent travel agents have increased choice and flexibility throughout the winter, Christmas and February half-term.

Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays, said: ‘There is a lot of demand for city breaks next winter, as we know people are looking to book further ahead. As always, we want to deliver what our customers and independent travel agent partners want, so have put on sale a fantastic selection of city break destinations to choose from in Winter 23/24. As well as launching two new routes from London Stansted Airport to Athens and Rome, the expanded programme means we are offering services to Athens year-round from Manchester Airport and hundreds of thousands of seats to other popular city break destinations. We know that these flights and city breaks will be as popular as ever, as people look for a magical winter escape with all the reassurance that booking with and Jet2CityBreaks provides.’

When booking a city break, customers can choose from a flight-only option with or an ATOL protected package holiday with Jet2CityBreaks available for a £60 per person deposit.

Package options with Jet2CityBreaks include flights with, including 22kg free hold luggage and 10kg of free cabin baggage, as well as a choice of 2-5-star hotels in central locations. and Jet2CityBreaks restarts European city break programme from Newcastle Airport and Jet2CityBreaks, the UK-based leisure operator, are restarting the cities programme to a range of major city break destinations in Europe from Newcastle Airport this week.

On Friday February 11, Jet2 will operate flights to Rome, Krakow, and Prague from Newcastle Airport, marking the return of Jet2CityBreaks to a range of city break favourites. and Jet2CityBreaks will operate twice weekly services (Monday and Friday) to Rome, Krakow, and Prague from Newcastle Airport.

Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays, said: ‘We are delighted to be resuming our popular city breaks programme to a number of favourite city break destinations from Newcastle Airport.

‘With travel starting to return to normal, the demand for city breaks is coming back very strongly and the restart of our award-winning cities programme to key city break destinations comes at the perfect time to get away and explore a new capital or cultural centre.

‘Our city breaks programme offers customers and independent travel agents lots of choice and flexibility to choose from for a memorable getaway.

‘We are looking ahead with real confidence and optimism, and we expect the return of our cities programme to a number of major city break destinations from Newcastle Airport to be very popular, as we know how much customers in the region want to discover their dream city break in 2022.’

Customers can choose from a flight-only option with or an ATOL protected package holiday with Jet2CityBreaks available for £60 per person booking deposit. Package options with Jet2CityBreaks include flights with including 22kg hold luggage, transfers to and from the airport, a choice of 2-5 star hotels in central locations, providing a base from which to explore and experience the cultural destinations in Europe.

Following increased demand, Jet2CityBreaks is offering customers £50 off per person on all city break packages booked through Jet2CityBreaks, while is also offering 10% off flights.

Wizz Air launches new low-fare services from Birmingham to Krakow

European low-cost carrier airline, Wizz Air, has said that it has expanded its low-fare UK network with the launch of a new service from Birmingham to Krakow.

Starting 17 September 2019, the new flights from Birmingham to Krakow will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with fares starting from £17.99. Following the introduction of a new Krakow base in September 2018, Wizz Air’s Birmingham service will be the third route to operate from the UK to one of Poland’s oldest cities.

Owain Jones, Managing Director, Wizz Air UK, said: ‘Our aim at Wizz Air is to create the opportunity for UK travellers to enjoy low airfares to exciting destinations, coupled with a great travel experience. I am sure that our customers will love exploring all that the unique Polish cities of Gdansk and Krakow have to offer.

‘Our base in Krakow has gone from strength to strength since opening in September, providing passengers with the chance to travel to one of Europe’s most fascinating cities, steeped in culture and history with a vibrant culinary scene. Our friendly cabin crew look forward to welcoming travellers onboard one of the youngest and most efficient aircraft fleets in Europe very soon.’

Tom Screen, Aviation Director at Birmingham Airport, said: ‘Welcoming a new route to the airport is always exciting. Krakow in particular, is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination for its scenic architecture, as well as its history. To be able to serve this route, adding to the existing Wizz Air network at Birmingham is great.

‘Wizz Air now operate six routes from Birmingham Airport with destinations including Budapest, Bucharest, Wroclaw, Cluj and Warsaw.’

Tickets for the new routes can already be booked online at, or by using the Wizz Air app, available for Android and iOS users. With this new route, Wizz Air now offers 96 routes to 27 countries from nine UK airports.

Krakow soars in popularity for stag do’s

Demand for Krakow stag weekend packages has soared in recent months as football fans from across the UK look to tie their stag weekends to the forthcoming Euro 2012 tournament, with the England and Dutch teams confirmed to be using the city as a base during the games.

Managing Director of the Stag Company Rob Hill explained that whilst Krakow has always been one of the organisation’s most popular destinations, the demand in light of the summer tournament has been unprecedented.

“The majority of our customers love football and even those who don’t are keen to experience the same kind of ambience that was in evidence at the 2006 World Cup, with outdoor beer tents and sausage vendors and a great atmosphere all around. People are getting excited about the concept of a Krakow stag do in the summer,” he states.

The Brighton based organisation promotes sporting activities in and around the Polish city perhaps more so than other locations on offer, with white water rafting and clay pigeon shooting on offer. Hill senses that this mix has appealed further to those seeking an active Krakow stag weekend to tie in with the Euros.

“Absolutely. Our groups have expressed an interest in going white water rafting or paint-balling in the morning and then relaxing back in the city with some beers and watching the football on big screens in the afternoon. Then at night they are able to go to a casino, nightclub or on one of our guided bar crawls.”

The Stag Company are also actively promoting trips to another Polish city, Wroclaw, in the run up to June and are seeking to add 5-a-side football matches as an activity in these locations. They currently do so in a number of European destinations, including Barcelona and Prague.

The Stag Company offer custom-made stag weekends in approximately 80 locations across the UK and Europe and was founded in 2003. They are based in Brighton, Sussex.