British Airways resumes routes to popular European sunspots from London Stansted

British Airways is set to relaunch routes connecting London Stansted to sought-after holiday destinations in France, Spain, and Italy in the upcoming summer season.

Commencing on May 18, 2024, the airline will offer weekend flights to three European hotspots: Nice, Florence, and Ibiza. These upcoming routes mark British Airways’ return to scheduled flights from London Stansted, making it the fourth London airport served by the airline.

Ciaran Brannigan, London Stansted’s Commercial Director, said: ‘I am delighted to welcome back British Airways to London Stansted and very much look forward to the launch of their scheduled flights from the airport in May next year.

‘London Stansted serves more European destinations than any other UK airport and these new services to Ibiza, Florence and Nice are strong additions to our route network, which now covers over 190 destinations across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

‘I’m sure these routes will be very popular with passengers from across London, Cambridge and the growing East of England region who are looking to head off on their holidays next summer.

‘We look forward to working closely with British Airways to build a strong working relationship and ensure these new flights are success.’

Operated by British Airways subsidiary BA CityFlyer, the flights will use Embraer 190 aircraft featuring Club Europe and Euro Traveller cabins. Club Europe passengers can enjoy a full meal service, bar drinks, priority boarding, and additional baggage allowances. Flights to Florence will start from £41 each way, Ibiza from £36 each way, and Nice from £43 each way. Bookings can be made on the official British Airways website at ba.com.

The relaunch signifies British Airways’ commitment to meeting the travel demands of passengers, especially those residing in London, Cambridge, and the growing East of England region, providing convenient access to these popular European vacation spots.

Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks expands flying programme to Nice for Summer 23

Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks, the UK leisure airline and operator of European City Breaks, has said that it has more than doubled its flying programme to Nice from Birmingham, Leeds Bradford and Manchester.

In response to strong customer demand for Summer 23, Jet2 has added a new route to Nice from Birmingham Airport and doubled the frequency of services from Leeds Bradford Airport, in addition to extra flights from Manchester Airport for the Rugby World Cup in September.

The expansion means Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks are offering up to seven weekly services to Nice for Summer 23 and giving customers and independent travel agents more choice and flexibility to access the glamour of the world-famous French Riviera.

As part of the expanded solution, from Birmingham Jet2 has added a brand-new and exclusive route to Nice, offering up to two weekly services (Monday and Friday). From Leeds Bradford, Jet2 introduced a second weekly service doubling the frequency to Nice for Summer 23 with up to two weekly services (Monday and Friday) from May 26, 2023 and October 16 2023. From Manchester, Jet2 has introduced an extra Monday and Friday services to Nice from September 8 to 25, 2023, offering two daily services on these days during this period. The new flights are timed for rugby fans looking to travel to France for the Rugby World Cup.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘Customers have been flocking to book Summer 23 fights and city breaks, with Nice being a very popular holiday choice for next year. As always, we have been quick to respond to this demand and have more than doubled our flying programme to Nice from three UK bases. Our Summer 23 programme is already offering customers and independent travel agents lots of choice and flexibility, and we are pleased to be expanding this even further.

He added: ‘Nice is proving to be a much sought-after city break destination for Summer 23, thanks to its picturesque port, enchanting old town, and the glitz of Cannes and Monaco nearby. Given the Monaco Grand Prix taking place in May and the Rugby World Cup in September too, we are also anticipating the destination to be a huge hit with sports enthusiasts heading to Nice during this time. With holidaymakers flocking to book their getaways for next summer, we are expecting a very busy Summer 23. This demand combined with our award-winning customer service, means we are confident that this expanded programme to Nice will be popular with both customers and independent travel agents.’

The companies are offering a total of 56 sun and city leisure destinations from across their network of ten UK bases for Summer 23.

Customers can choose from a flight-only booking, or a package option for a £60 per person deposit. Package options with Jet2CityBreaks include flights with Jet2.com, including 22kg free hold luggage and 10kg of free cabin baggage, as well as a choice of 2-5-star hotels.

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.