Jet2 adds Verona as new city break destination from Newcastle Airport for summer 23

Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks, the leisure airline and operator of European city breaks, has announced the addition of a new city break destination on sale for Summer 23 from Newcastle Airport – Verona.

With this addition, customers and independent travel agents in the North East can now book flights and city breaks to four city break destinations from the base next summer. The other destinations for Summer 23 from Newcastle Airport are Rome, Krakow and Prague.

Jet2 will operate flights and city breaks to the Italian city of Verona from Newcastle Airport from May 10 to September 27, 2023. The weekly services to Verona will gives holidaymakers easy access to Lake Garda and comes in response to strong demand from local customers and independent travel agents for Summer 23 city breaks.

The largest of the freshwater lakes in Italy, Lake Garda in the country’s north is within easy reach of the popular tourist city of Verona. Surrounded by small, picturesque villages, majestic mountains and shorelines stretching over 90 miles, Lake Garda’s coves and clear waters is an ideal spot for windsurfing and swimming.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘Customers and independent travel agents in the North East have been telling us that people are looking ahead and booking a much-needed City Break in the diary. As such, we are seeing a lot of demand for city breaks for Summer 23 from Newcastle Airport and have responded to that by adding a brand-new city break destination for Summer 23, as well as expanding our City Breaks programme on sale from the base. As the UK’s largest operator of European city breaks, our selection of city breaks for Summer 23 from Newcastle Airport offers fantastic choice and flexibility. We are anticipating a very successful summer, as the appeal of booking with a trusted company that customers can rely on is proving extremely important.’

The City Breaks programme from Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks offers a choice of four leisure city destinations for Summer 23 from Newcastle Airport, including the brand-new Verona (weekly flights), Rome (up to two weekly flights), Krakow (up to two weekly flights) and Prague (up to two weekly flights). Customers can choose from a flight-only option with Jet2.com or an ATOL protected package holiday with Jet2CityBreaks available for £60 per person deposit.

Package options with Jet2CityBreaks include flights with Jet2.com including 22kg hold luggage, transfers to and from the airport, as well as a choice of 2-5 star hotels in central locations.

Newcastle Airport announces direct flights to Stavanger and Bergen

Newcastle Airport has announced the return of direct flights to Stavanger, as Loganair revives the popular services, reconnecting Brits with Norway.

In addition, a brand-new route is set to commence operation on Saturday, 21 May with flights from Newcastle to Bergen, which will further strengthens ties between the Northeast and Fjord Norway.

The service to Stavanger was relaunched following a pause during the pandemic. The route to Stavanger will see four flights per week reinstated ensuring flexibility for both business and leisure travellers, taking-off Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. As European travel resumes at Newcastle Airport, Loganiar has introduced a brand-new route to Bergen, Norway’s second largest city. Flights will operate on Tuesdays and Saturdays and will bring the city, called ‘the gateway to the fjords’, closer than ever to those in the Northeast.

Fares to Stavanger and Bergen start at £100.94, this includes a 15kg hold luggage allowance and a mandatory carbon offset charge as part of Loganair’s sustainable flying programme – GreenSkies. Reservations for Loganair’s newly launched service between Stavanger and Bergen, and Newcastle Airport can be made at www.loganair.co.uk.

Loganair’s Sales Manager UK, Greig White, said: ‘We know the business community have long awaited the return our route between Newcastle and Stavanger – it’s an important connection for the energy industry in both Northeast England and Stavanger and we are delighted to be able to bring it back after a pause during the pandemic.

‘It’s even better still to be able to further strengthen ties between Newcastle and Norway, with the launch of our brand-new route to Bergen taking-off later this week. We’ve been working hard with the travel trade across the Northeast to showcase just some of the amazing leisure opportunities available Bergen – it really is a spectacular part of the world and now more accessible than ever.’

Leon McQuaid, Director of Aviation Development at Newcastle International Airport, said: ‘We have a strong working partnership with Loganair who have continued to invest at Newcastle International Airport and in the region, routes now include Stavanger and Bergen alongside the airline’s existing operations to Exeter, Newquay and Southampton.

‘As well as having strong links to the oil and gas industry, both of these destinations in Norway offer passengers a gateway to the country’s great outdoors, surrounded by mountains and fjords and traditional towns to explore.’

Last week, Loganair also recommenced routes to the Norwegian destinations from Edinburgh, while additional flights from Aberdeen to Oslo Gardermoen will also commence in September.

easyJet recommences flights from Newcastle to Mallorca in time for summer

easyJet has said that it has resumed its summer service from Newcastle International Airport to Palma de Mallorca Airport.

Flights to the Balearic Island took off over this weekend for the first time this summer, providing customers in the North East with a direct connection to one of Europe’s favourite beach destinations. Flights to Mallorca from Newcastle are now operating up to four times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays throughout the summer season.

With its rich heritage, beautiful beaches and mountainous scenery, the Balearic Island of Mallorca is one of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations. The lively capital city of Palma is known for offering a wealth of art, culture, shopping, and cuisines to enjoy.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, said: ‘We are delighted to be operating from Newcastle to Mallorca once again for the summer and providing a convenient direct connection for our customers in the North East to explore or relax in one of Europe’s most popular island destinations. We are proud to be the largest airline in the UK and to serve our customers from Newcastle this summer with more choice and great value fares.’

Leon McQuaid, Director of Aviation Development said: ‘Majorca has always been a very popular destination from the North East and has been served from Newcastle International Airport for many years. Demand for travel this summer is extremely strong and we are delighted that easyJet will be providing even more flights from the North East’s largest Airport during the summer season.

‘The Mediterranean island of Majorca offers something for everyone. Visitors can enjoy some of the best beaches in Europe, explore miles of cycle routes or dine in one of the island’s 2,500 restaurants. With an average of 8 hours of sunshine every day during the summer months and sea temperatures of 25-degreeC it is the perfect summer getaway.’ easyJet serves 19 UK airports, offering over 411 routes to over 124 destinations from the UK to Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.

Aer Lingus Regional to operate new services to Dublin from Newcastle International Airport

Newcastle International Airport has recently announced that Aer Lingus Regional flights has commenced flights from Newcastle International to Dublin.

Operated by Emerald Airlines, Aer Lingus Regional will operate up to five flights a week, providing the North East travelling public with further connectivity to Dublin and Ireland. Fares will start at £34.99.

Customers choosing Aer Lingus to travel from Newcastle International to North America can benefit from US Immigration Pre-clearance at Dublin, which allows them to arrive into the US like a domestic passenger, avoiding immigration queues. Customers will also be able to connect onto Aer Lingus’ North American network, with connections from the North East via Dublin to New York, Boston, Chicago, Washington D.C., Philadelphia and Toronto.

Commenting on the launch, Ciaran Smith, head of Commercial at Emerald Airlines said: ‘We’re delighted to commence our services between Newcastle International and Dublin, right in time for the pent-up summer demand. This new route will increase connectivity between the two regions and allow customers to travel seamlessly to Dublin and onwards to North America.

We look forward to working with the team at Newcastle International Airport in ensuring the success of this new route.’

Leon McQuaid, Director of Aviation Development at Newcastle International Airport, said: ‘We are delighted to welcome Aer Lingus Regional to the region today!

‘Not only is the airline providing additional connectivity to Ireland, it also adds one more hub to our portfolio of destinations – giving passengers another option when looking for a seamless one-stop connection to cities across the USA and Canada from Newcastle.

‘I am sure the new flights will be welcomed by both business and leisure passengers alike.’

Customers can book flights to and from Newcastle International and Dublin via www.aerlingus.com or with their local travel agent.

Ryanair launches summer schedule from new base at Newcastle

Ryanair has announced the opening of its new base at Newcastle, with two based aircraft, and as a result has also launched its biggest ever schedule at Newcastle for summer 2022.

Ryanair’s Newcastle Summer 22 schedule will deliver a total of 19 routes operating over 130 weekly flights – over 40 more than pre-pandemic Summer 2019 – to give Newcastle’s holidaymakers more choice to much-needed breaks at European destinations in Italy, Spain and England. Newcastle customers can now book am affordable getaway, flying to 10 destinations newly covered: Chania, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Krakow, Menorca, Milan, Paphos, Riga, and Zadar.

From Newcastle, Ryanair’s Director of Marketing, Dara Brady, said: ‘Ryanair is thrilled to announce its largest Newcastle schedule that offers 130 weekly flights across 19 routes, including 10 new routes to fantastic destinations as Chania, Milan, and Zadar. The opening of this base and introduction of these new routes from Newcastle reinforces our commitment to increasing connectivity, travel options and inbound tourism to the area as Ryanair will now offer 40% more capacity than it did pre-pandemic.

We are delighted to open this new base and strengthen our relationship with Newcastle Airport, which will now host a fleet of two Ryanair aircraft.’

To allow our customers and visitors to/from Newcastle to book their Summer getaway at the best possible fare, we are launching a seat sale with fares available from £19,99 for travel from March to October, which must be booked by Thursday 31st March. Since these amazing low fares will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com to avoid missing out.’

Newcastle International Airport’s Chief Executive, Nick Jones said: ‘Today sees a significant investment and commitment from Ryanair at Newcastle International Airport which will also benefit the wider North East, creating hundreds of new jobs and providing an even bigger choice of destinations.

From today, Ryanair will operate a total of 19 routes from our Airport, including the brand-new destinations of Zadar in Croatia, Chania in Crete, Milan in Italy and Riga in Latvia. We look forward to welcoming even more Ryanair passengers through our doors this summer.’

Newcastle International Airport reopens Popular Premium Meet and Greet Car Park

Newcastle International Airport has said that its only official ‘Premium Meet and Greet’ car park has fully reopened to passengers following two years of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Located directly in front of the terminal, the Premium Meet and Greet car park allows passengers to drop their car off and head straight into the terminal. Inside the facility, there is a modern waiting area – with a hotel-style reception, and uniformed members of staff to welcome and collect passenger keys.

Dean Ward, Director of Commercial at Newcastle International Airport said: ‘This is another milestone in the recovery of the Airport due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘Thanks to the relaxation of restrictions and the return of all of our airline partners to the region, we have seen a significant increase in passenger numbers over the past few weeks and we are expecting numbers to continue to rise as we head into the Summer season.

Now is the perfect time to reopen this outstanding facility and we look forward to once again providing the best possible experience for our passengers.’

The Airport reported an increase in passengers during the recent February half term school holidays. Over 75,000 customers passed through the terminal over the holiday period, with popular destinations including the Canary Islands, Dubai, Rome, Switzerland and Portugal.

Nick Jones, Chief Executive at Newcastle International Airport said: ‘It is wonderful to see more passengers back at the Airport for February half term, with many families finally heading off on a long-awaited holiday. As a business we have been working hard to prepare for the increase in passengers that we expect to see between now and the summer season and are very much looking forward to welcoming passengers from across the region back to the Airport.’

The Premium Meet and Greet car park was part of a multi-million pound investment into the Airport’s car parking facilities in 2019, which also included a new Premium Fast Track car parking area, located even closer to the terminal and featuring extra-wide parking bays.

Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks restarts European city break programme from Newcastle Airport

Jet2.com 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. Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks will operate twice weekly services (Monday and Friday) to Rome, Krakow, and Prague from Newcastle Airport.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com 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 Jet2.com or an ATOL protected package holiday with Jet2CityBreaks available for £60 per person booking deposit. Package options with Jet2CityBreaks include flights with Jet2.com 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 Jet2.com is also offering 10% off flights.

Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks announce flights and trips to Iceland from Newcastle Airport for Winter 22/23

Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks have announced a series of trips and holidays to Iceland for Winter 22/23 from Newcastle International Airport.

Jet2 will operate a series of dedicated flights and trips to Iceland, giving customers and independent travel agents more choice when it comes to seeing the spectacular Northern Lights, cityscape of Reykjavik, or the stunning Golden Circle and its geothermal lagoons, spas and waterfalls.

Customers travelling from Newcastle Airport can choose from ten dedicated trips, and a series of three-night trips departing on a Monday or four-night trips departing on a Thursday.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘Iceland is a destination that has continued to see strong demand, so we are delighted to be launching this fantastic Winter 22/23 programme from Newcastle Airport. Thanks to this great programme of once-in-a-lifetime trips, we are giving customers and independent travel agents brilliant choice and flexibility. The unrivalled natural wonders of Iceland are making it a firm favourite with our customers, and the choice of award-winning flights and breaks through Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks, means we are looking ahead to a very busy programme next winter.’

All flights to Keflavik International Airport near Reykjavik will be operated by Jet2.com, and the full programme from Newcastle Airport features ten trips in total. The trips commence Monday, October 3 (three-night trip); Thursday, October 27 (four-night trip); Monday, October 31 (three-night trip); Monday, February 13 (three-night trip); Thursday, February 23 (four-night trip); Thursday, March 2 (four-night trip); Thursday, March 16 (four-night trip); Monday, March 27 (three-night trip); Monday, April 10 (three-night trip) and Thursday, April 13 (four-night trip).

Customers can select from flight-only or package holiday options, with package options with Jet2CityBreaks available for a £60 per person deposit. Package options with Jet2CityBreaks include a guided Northern Lights Tour, flights with Jet2.com including 22kg hold luggage, transfers to and from the airport, as well as a choice of 3 and 4-star hotels in central Reykjavik. In addition, excursions to the Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon and South Shore are also available.

easyJet resumes flights and holidays to Palma from Newcastle

easyJet and easyJet holidays has announced the launch of flights and holidays from Newcastle to Palma de Mallorca in the Balearic Islands, providing options for much-needed holidays next year summer.

Flights to Palma are scheduled to take-off from May 2, 2022 operating up to five times a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, throughout the summer season.

Flights are available to book from today on easyJet.com, with fares from Newcastle to Palma de Mallorca from £22.99 for flights and £290 per person for seven-night package holidays. All easyJet holidays include flights, accommodation, 23kg of hold luggage and transfers on beach breaks.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, said: ‘We’re delighted to be able to operate from Newcastle to Palma once again for next summer, with convenient and affordable connections to one of our customers’ favourite beach destinations in the Balearics. We remain committed to strengthening our unrivalled short-haul network and providing more affordable and easy connections to our customers across the north east by offering low fares and more choice when they travel.’

Leon McQuaid, Director of Aviation Development, said: ‘We are delighted to see the return of international flights with easyJet at Newcastle International Airport – a fantastic step forward and a vote of confidence from the airline in the Airport and the region as we move into 2022. The new five-weekly summer service to Palma will provide even more choice for our passengers to one of the region’s favourite sunshine destinations.

‘From family friendly accommodation to chic boutique hotels, Majorca makes the perfect summer holiday or short trip getaway. With around 300 days of sunshine each year the island is also one of the world’s most popular cycling destinations.’

KLM increases flights between Amsterdam and Newcastle International Airport

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has said that it will increase services between Amsterdam and Newcastle International Airport to up to four flights daily, a total of up to 28 flights weekly.

The additional flights will offer even more choice to passengers from across the region to connect onwards to Air France and KLM’s significant global network.

Leon McQuaid, Head of Aviation Development at Newcastle International Airport, said: ‘KLM is a very important and long-standing airline partner of ours, and we welcome the confidence the airline has shown by further investing in the region.

‘As we move from 2021 and into 2022, the added capacity to the schedule will not only improve the region’s connectivity to Amsterdam but also throughout the world thanks to KLM’s wider global network.

‘KLM’s investment at Newcastle International Airport allows even more choice for people to reconnect this Christmas, and we look forward to welcoming more passengers back to the airport.’

Fahmi Mahjoub, Air France & KLM General Manager (UK & Ireland), said: ‘With the addition of the extra service, KLM is pushing its commitment to passengers in Newcastle and the rest of the region even further. While the aviation industry has had to adapt to challenges faced over the past 20 months and we continue to monitor the situation, we are pleased to be in a position where we can increase the number of flights we are offering.

‘With our flexible booking policy, allowing customers to change their flights or obtain a full refund at any time before departure, travellers can feel confident booking with KLM. As we approach the festive season, the additional service gives even more options for our customers to travel and reunite with their loved ones.’

KLM offers flexible rebooking policies allowing passengers the option to rebook from 48 hours before the departure time up until the original time of departure.

KLM is part of the Air France-KLM Group, one of Europe’s largest airline groups.