easyJet launches new route from Bournemouth to Lyon for winter

easyJet has unveiled a fresh winter route connecting Bournemouth Airport to Lyon, France.

This new route complements easyJet’s existing winter service from Bournemouth to Geneva, which commenced in December 2021. Travelers in the southern region of England will now have an additional pathway to the Alps, as the airport is conveniently located near popular ski resorts like Tignes, Val d’Isere, Alpe d’Huez, Les 2 Alpes, Val Thorens, and La Plagne.

Nestled at the meeting point of the Rhone and Saone rivers, Lyon ranks as France’s third-largest city and is renowned for its cuisine and stunning architecture. Its four historic districts have earned coveted spots on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, said: ‘We are really pleased to be announcing a second winter route from Bournemouth to Lyon today, providing more choice for our customers in the South who are looking to visit the Alps region whether that’s for skiing and other winter sports, or a city break to enjoy Lyon’s impressive architecture, cuisine and history.

‘With flights on sale today, now is a great time to book early to get the best fares and we can’t wait to welcome more customers.’

Steve Gill, managing director at Bournemouth Airport, said: ‘This is great news for passengers and offers them even more choice from their local airport. Winter routes are increasingly popular from Bournemouth and Lyon provides even more connectivity to the Alps this winter.’

The inaugural flights are set to take off on January 13, 2024, and will run each Saturday until February 24, 2024. This schedule aligns with week-long getaways during the ski season and the school half-term break. Flights are on sale with fares from £23.99 one way per person including taxes.

Jet2 announces more ski flights to Geneva for this Winter

Leading leisure airline Jet2.com has expanded its ski flight programme to Geneva for the upcoming Winter 23/24 season following strong demand from skiers and snowboarders.

Jet2 will increase its flights to Geneva from both Leeds Bradford and Manchester Airports. With this announcement, Jet2.com will operate a total of 34 weekly ski flights to Geneva from nine UK airports during the Winter 23/24 season.

Geneva is known for its proximity to some of the finest ski resorts in the Swiss and French Alps, making it a top choice for skiers and snowboarders. World-class destinations such as Tignes, Flaine, Verbier, and Zermatt are easily accessible from Geneva. Additionally, the Three Valleys offers 600km of slopes, including Meribel and Val Thorens, all accessible with a single ski pass.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com said: ‘We are looking forward to an incredibly busy ski season, with customers clearly looking to get their place on the slopes booked in. With a wealth of world-class ski resorts on offer, Geneva is a mecca for snow sports fans and we are delighted to be expanding our programme even further this coming winter in response to the demand we are seeing. Thanks to our award-winning customer service and fantastic ski carriage offer for Winter 22/23 ski flight bookings, there’s no better time to be booking your place on the slopes with us than right now!’

Following this expansion, Jet2.com will have 190,000 seats available for sale between the UK and Geneva this winter, with flights available from the following airports:

* Leeds Bradford: Up to eight weekly services, including more Saturday services.

* Manchester: Up to eight weekly services, including more Sunday services.

* Birmingham: Up to five weekly services.

* London Stansted: Up to seven weekly services.

* Edinburgh: Up to two weekly services.

* Bristol, East Midlands, Glasgow, and Newcastle International: Weekly Saturday services.

In addition, travellers heading with Jet2.com to eight ski destinations this winter, including Geneva, can enjoy a 50% discount on return ski carriage for a limited time. This offer is available for new bookings made between now and September 25, 2023, with travel scheduled between November 1, 2023, and April 30, 2024, to any of Jet2.com’s eight ski destinations: Chambery, Geneva, Grenoble, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Lyon, Turin, and Barcelona (Andorra).

Jet2.com announces half-price ski carriage for Winter 23/24

Jet2.com has announced a ski carriage promotion for the Winter 2023/2024 season, allowing skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts to enjoy a significant discount on their winter adventures in eight premier ski destinations.

The UK-based airline is currently offering a limited-time deal of 50 percent off return ski carriage, amounting to savings of £30 (usually priced at £60 return). This offer is applicable to new ski flight bookings made between now and September 25, 2023, for travel from November 1, 2023, to April 30, 2024.

Jet2.com’s selection of ski flights for the Winter 2023/2024 season is available from ten UK bases. The airline will be operating flights to eight ski locations: Chambery, Geneva, Grenoble, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Lyon, Barcelona (Andorra), and Turin. These flights are strategically scheduled to cater to skiers and snowboarders seeking weekend getaways, extended weekends, or mid-week breaks in the snow.

For Winter 2023/2024, the ski destinations accessible from Jet2.com’s UK bases are:

* Belfast International: Salzburg

* Birmingham: Chambery, Geneva, Grenoble, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Barcelona (Andorra), and Turin

* Bristol: Chambery, Innsbruck, and Geneva

* East Midlands: Geneva and Salzburg

* Edinburgh: Chambery, Geneva, Salzburg, Innsbruck, and Turin

* Glasgow: Geneva

* Leeds Bradford: Chambery, Geneva, Barcelona (Andorra), and Salzburg

* London Stansted: Chambery, Geneva, Grenoble, Innsbruck, and Salzburg

* Manchester: Chambery, Geneva, Grenoble, Innsbruck, Lyon, Salzburg, Barcelona (Andorra), and Turin

* Newcastle International: Geneva, Grenoble, and Salzburg

Jet2 announces expanded winter sun programme for 2023/24 from Newcastle

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, the UK-based airline and tour operator, has said that it has put an expanded Winter Sun programme on sale from Newcastle Airport for Winter 23/24 – including a new winter route to Malta.

In addition, the companies’ Ski and City Winter 23/24 destinations will also go on sale from Newcastle Airport starting next month.

With 12 Winter Sun destinations going on sale from Newcastle Airport, the programme includes a brand-new route from the base for Winter 23/24 to Malta – with a weekly service. Jet2.com and Jet2holidays are offering more choice to Antalya from Newcastle Airport too, with up to three weekly services departing in Winter 23/24.

The companies also offer services to the Canary Islands, including Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura, with up to 22 weekly departures to the Canaries from Newcastle Airport next winter. In addition, services will operate to Spain (Malaga and Alicante), Majorca (Palma), Portugal (Faro and Madeira) and Cyprus (Paphos).

In total, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays are offering nearly 50 flights per week to these destinations from Newcastle Airport with multiple services available during winter from early-November through to the end of April.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: ‘We are seeing strong demand from customers in the North East wanting to escape the long British winter by booking their Winter 23/24 holiday nice and early. In response to this demand, we are stepping in by putting our Winter Sun programme on sale from Newcastle Airport. We are pleased to be launching a brand-new route to Malta from the base for Winter 23/24, on top of offering a fantastic selection of other popular Winter Sun destinations. With more customers than ever wanting to give themselves something to look forward to next year, we have no doubt that these hotspots will be extremely popular with both customers and independent travel agents in the region. The unrivalled programme on sale from Newcastle Airport means customers and independent travel agents need look no further when it comes to booking or travelling on their well-deserved holidays next year. The strong demand we are seeing for Winter Sun means we are looking ahead with real confidence and look forward to revealing even more details of our exciting Winter 23/24 programme from Newcastle Airport very soon.’

Nick Jones, Chief Executive of Newcastle International Airport said: ‘Jet2.com and Jet2holidays’ increased winter 2023/24 schedule demonstrates the airline’s ongoing commitment to the region and confidence in the North East’s largest airport. This announcement recognises strong demand for travel in the region and the extension of Jet2.com’s Malta service into November and March.’

Jet2.com announces ski programme from Bristol Airport for Winter 22/23

Leisure airline Jet2.com has announced the launch of a programme of ski flights from Bristol Airport, offering snow sports fans easy access to the French and Austrian Alps, as well as the Tyrol Mountains, for Winter 22/23.

Jet2 has announced services to Chambery, Innsbruck and Salzburg return for Winter 22/23 from Bristol Airport, with services operating throughout the winter season to give skiers and snowboarders access to some of the best snow spots in Europe.

Jet2.com’s full ski programme for Winter 22/23 from Bristol Airport include weekly Saturday services to Chambery offering easy access to popular ski resorts in France, including the Three Valleys. The popular ski areas of the Alpe d’Huez, Chamonix, La Plagne and Val d’Isere are easily accessible from Chambery.

In addition, skiers and snowboarders will be able to access Innsbruck, the Tyrolean capital with weekly Saturday services. Innsbruck hosted the 1964 Winter Olympics and resorts such as Igls, Alpbach and St Anton am Arlberg make it a favourite among skiers and snow sports fans. The airline will also operate weekly Saturday services to Salzburg, linking the Austrian Alps and over 300 resorts including Kaprun, Mayrhofen and Obertauern.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘Customers have been telling us how much they want to book their place on the slopes for next winter, so we have responded to that demand by putting a brilliant ski programme on sale for Winter 22/23 from Bristol Airport. The three ski destinations available through Jet2.com give skiers and snowboarders access to some of the very best ski resorts in the world, never mind Europe. On top of that, we are giving snow sports fans a fantastic choice of flights, alongside the VIP customer service that sees us win award after award.’

Jet2.com announces ski flights and £1 ski carriage promotion from Bristol Airport

Jet2.com, the UK-based leisure airline, has launched ski flights to Austria and France from Bristol Airport for the first time.

To celebrate the launch, the company has launched a £1 ski carriage promotion, offering skiers and snowboarders access to some of Europe’s most popular slopes for less.

Jet2.com will operate to three ski destinations from Bristol Airport this winter, Chambery, Innsbruck and Salzburg. The ski carriage promotion is available on return flights to all these destinations, including a picturesque run on the French Alps, or a slalom in Salzburg.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘We are delighted to be offering a fantastic programme of ski flights from Bristol Airport for the first time for Winter 21/22. Alongside our programme, we are also thrilled to be launching a fantastic £1 ski carriage promotion, which means customers can get to the slopes for the very best value. With access to the best slopes across Europe available from Bristol Airport, snow sports enthusiasts in the region have been clamouring to book the best of the action for this winter. As a result, our ski flights are selling very well and with more customers than ever looking to plan and book a winter break, we expect demand to increase as they look to secure their place in the snow for less. With a fantastic ski programme and promotion, there’s no better time to book early and ensure you get the best choice of flights and prices.’

By booking and travelling on ski flights with Jet2.com, customers will receive 10kg hand luggage, 22kg baggage and 22kg ski carriage.

Jet2.com announces new summer flights to Innsbruck from Birmingham

The UK-based Leisure airline Jet2.com has announced summer flights to Innsbruck for the first time, with services on sale from Birmingham Airport for Summer 20.

The airline will operate flights to the Tyrolean capital between June and September for the first time. The announcement comes after the company’s first ever programme of ski services to Innsbruck, which start in December this year.

With the announcement, Jet2 has put 10,000 seats on sale from Birmingham Airport for its first programme of summer services to Innsbruck. This includes weekly Wednesday services which run from June 3 through to September 16.

Innsbruck is a beautiful Austrian city surrounded by high mountain ranges, alpine meadows stunning glittery lakes, and is popular among holidaymakers looking for wellness, adventure and sport. Medieval Innsbruck is also an attractive city break option, small enough to get around on foot, with a blend of modern cosmopolitan with tradition. The key attractions include museums such as Audioversum and the Grassmayr Bell Foundry, cafes serving traditional fare such as schnitzel and strudel, and the cobbled streets lined with bars and restaurants.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘Innsbruck is the perfect fit for the growing number of people who are looking for adventure, scenery, and wellness on their holidays. Located in the heart of the Austrian Alps, local holidaymakers can choose from a whole host of activities from mountain biking and paragliding through to hiking, whilst being able to enjoy the unique blend of modern and old in Innsbruck itself. With perfectly timed flights and our award-winning service, we are expecting this programme to be hugely popular with holidaymakers from Birmingham Airport.’

Tom Screen, Aviation Director at Birmingham Airport, said, ‘It’s great that Jet2.com will be offering flights to Innsbruck throughout the summer months as well as winter, recognising the many wonderful things that customers can experience in this city in the Alps all year round. Once again, we applaud Jet2.com for growing the choice available for Midlands travellers.’

easyJet to commence new Verona service from Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh Airport has said that easyJet, the UK-based European regional airline, will commence a new year-round service to the Italian city of Verona starting this December.

The first flight will depart the Scottish airport for Verona on December 7, timed for ski options this winter. It will operate on Tuesdays and Saturdays on an A320 aircraft.

On Tuesdays, the flight will depart Edinburgh at 06:35am reaching Verona at 10:05 am; while on Saturdays, the flight will depart Edinburgh at 17:25 – 20:55. For return, on Tuesdays the flight will depart Verona at 10:35 am, arriving Edinburgh at 12:05; while on Saturdays, the flight will depart Verona at 21:25 hours and arrive Edinburgh at 23:00 hours.

Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport said: ‘It’s great to see easyJet continue to grow at Edinburgh Airport by adding another new destination to its already extensive list, something that increases choice and flexibility for passengers.

‘We know there’s a desire to travel and take in the sights and culture of other cities across the world and we are always working to build and grow our destinations list. We also look forward to welcoming people from Verona to Scotland and showcasing what our fantastic country has to offer.’

Neil Slaven, easyJet’s UK Country Director, said: ‘We are really excited to have announced Scotland’s only direct winter connection from Edinburgh to Verona which will commence this December.

‘We remain committed to expanding our network from Scotland and this is a particularly exciting addition to our base at Edinburgh. We are confident it will provide a popular addition to easyJet’s network.

‘In total easyJet now serves 40 destinations from Edinburgh spanning the UK and Europe and this new route will complement our existing network of leisure and business flights.’

Jet2.com announces new ski destination from Birmingham Airport for winter 19/20

UK airline Jet2.com has announced a new ski destination to Innsbruck, giving skiers and snowboarders travelling from Birmingham Airport more choice for this winter.

Jet2.com has put a weekly Saturday service on sale to the capital city of the Tyrol region from December 21 until April 11, 2020.

Innsbruck – the host of the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics – provides access to ski resorts such as Nordkette, Mutteralm, Axamer, Obergugl, Igls and Seefeld.

With the addition, Jet2.com will operate to five ski destinations in winter, the other four being Geneva, Grenoble, Salzburg and Turin, providing direct access to the French, Austrian, Swiss and Italian Alps.

Skiers and snowboarders will now have increased choice and flexibility, with over 55,000 ski seats on sale for winter 19/20 from Birmingham Airport.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘We enjoyed another successful ski programme from Birmingham Airport last winter, and with skiers and snowboarders already looking ahead to Winter 19/20 so are we. With a brand new ski destination in Innsbruck, and more perfectly timed flights at the most popular times, we are putting on our best-ever ski programme. With more choice and flexibility, skiers and snowboarders can hit the slopes for a weekend, a short break or for longer, whilst flying with our award-winning airline and benefitting from 22kg of baggage and ski allowance.’

Tom Screen, Aviation Director at Birmingham Airport, said: ‘Jet2.com in Birmingham is going from strength to strength and we welcome the announcement of another new route with the airline to Innsbruck, starting in December. I’m sure this will be welcomed by many thrill seekers looking to hit the slopes this winter, and we thank Jet2.com for continuing to invest in Birmingham to provide the connectivity to popular leisure destinations for our region.’ For the school holidays in February, the airline added more flights to Salzburg, and the company has added a second Saturday service to Geneva from early February until the end of March, Jet2.com said.

Jet2.com launches ski programme for winter 2019/20

Jet2.com, the UK-based flight and holiday company, has announced an expanded ski programme for winter 19/20, including ski flights from all UK bases.

In winter 2019, Jet2 will operate to seven top ski destinations: Geneva, Grenoble, Salzburg, Turin, Lyon, Verona and Barcelona (Andorra), giving skiers and snowboarders’ direct access to the French, Austrian, Swiss and Italian Alps as well as the Pyrenees.

With almost 400,000 departing seats on sale, the key ski programme for winter 19/20 includes: weekly Saturday services from Belfast International to Salzburg, with over 4,000 ski seats on sale; nearly 50,000 ski seats on sale with services from Birmingham to Geneva (three per week), Grenoble (two per week), Salzburg (one per week) and Turin (one per week); almost 20,000 seats available with weekly Saturday services from Edinburgh to Geneva, Salzburg and Turin; over 12,000 seats on sale with weekly Saturday services from East Midlands to Geneva and Salzburg; one weekly Saturday service from Glasgow to Grenoble and two weekly flights to Andorra (Barcelona), totally over 25,000 seats.

In addition, Jet2 will offer a total of over 80,000 seats from Leeds Bradford, operating seven services per week to Geneva, four to Andorra (Barcelona) as well as weekly services to Grenoble, Salzburg and Turin; a total of over 60,000 ski seats from London Stansted, offering up to seven weekly services to Geneva, two weekly services to Turin, and weekly Saturday services to Grenoble, Salzburg and Lyon. Further, the airline will offer 130,000 ski seats from Manchester to six ski destinations, including up to seven weekly flights to Geneva, four to Andorra (Barcelona), three to Grenoble and Turin, two to Salzburg and one to Lyon; and a weekly Saturday service from Newcastle to Grenoble, offering over 6,000 seats.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: ‘This exciting programme means we have more seats on sale to the snow, with perfectly timed flights departing to seven fantastic ski destinations from across our nine UK bases. With more choice and flexibility, skiers and snowboarders can hit the slopes for a weekend, a short break or for longer, whilst flying with our award-winning airline and benefitting from 22kg of baggage and ski allowance.’