Jet2holidays announces new destination to Mykonos from Manchester and Stansted

Jet2Holidays has announced the launch of flights and holidays to a new Greek destination for Summer 20 – the island of Mykonos.

The UK-based holiday company will operate to the Cycladic island from Manchester and London Stansted Airports. One of Greece’s most famous and cosmopolitan islands, Mykonos offers holidaymakers access to some beautiful beaches. Customers can also enjoy resorts and whitewashed villages such as Agios Ioannis, Elia Beach, Mykonos Town, Psarrou, Ornos and Platis Yialos.

Jet2 will operate up to two weekly services to Mykonos from Manchester Airport, with a Sunday service operating from May 24 through to November 1, and a Thursday service operating from July 16 through to September 24. Jet2 will also operate up to two weekly services from London Stansted Airport, with a weekly Sunday service running from May 24 through to November 1, as well as a weekly Tuesday service operating from May 26 to September 22.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: ‘The introduction of flights and holidays to Mykonos from Manchester and London Stansted Airports is yet more fantastic news for both holidaymakers and independent travel agents. Mykonos is a breath-taking destination with beaches, natural beauty, and nightlife aplenty, and we have no doubt that our award-winning flights and holidays will be hugely popular with holidaymakers looking for a stunning escape. With 13 Greek destinations now on sale for Summer 20, we are offering holidaymakers more choice and flexibility than ever before.’

Jet2 will operate to 13 Greek destinations for Summer 20 – five of them brand new. These include Mykonos (brand new), Skiathos (brand new), Preveza (brand new), Kalamata (Peloponnese) (brand new), Lesvos (brand new), Corfu, Crete (Heraklion), Crete (Chania), Kefalonia, Kos, Rhodes, Halkidiki and Zante, it said.

British Airways launches new flights to Portugal and Greece from Heathrow

British Airways, the UK’s national carrier, is planning to launch new flights from Heathrow to Oporto in Portugal and Mykonos and Santorini in Greece for the summer of 2014.

The airline will start operating twice-weekly flights to Oporto from March 30, to Mykonos from May 3 and to Santorini from May 4. Tickets for flights from London to all three destinations are now available for sale on ba.com.

From March 30, the airline will also start twice-weekly flights from Heathrow to Malaga and Faro. This move is intended to give travellers more choice regarding their departure airport, as the routes are already served by British Airways from Gatwick and London City. Faro will also benefit, as the airline is set to increase the Gatwick service from 8 to 14 services a week next summer.

British Airways services from Heathrow to Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza, Rome, Basel, Zurich, Amsterdam and Aberdeen will all benefit from frequency increases during the summer.

Lynne Embleton, director of strategy, said: ‘We want to give our customers even more great destinations to choose from next summer. We believe the introduction of Oporto, Mykonos and Santorini will prove very popular with holiday-makers looking for summer sun and the start of flights to Faro and Malaga from Heathrow, plus the increase in frequencies to a number of popular summer routes will give them even more choice.’

As part of its summer 2014 offer, British Airways Holidays is offering seven nights at the Scorpios Beach Apartments & Studios, Santorini, from £399 per person for travel in June, including return flights from Heathrow and accommodation with breakfast. The airline is also offering seven nights at the Pelican Bay Art, Mykonos, from £539 per person for travel in June, including return flights from Heathrow and accommodation with breakfast

A three-night break in Oporto is offered at the Mercure Porto Centro hotel from £299 per person for travel in June, including return flights from Heathrow and accommodation only.

All British Airways flights include a free cabin baggage allowance, free on-line check-in and seat selection 24 hours before departure, and complimentary food and drink on board.