Jet2 unveils Summer 2024 Manchester Airport holiday options

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, the UK-based leisure airline and tour operator, have announced a significant expansion of their Summer 2024 programme at Manchester Airport, introducing additional flights and holiday options to meet the rising demand for travel.

Covering popular destinations such as the Canary Islands, Mainland Spain, Bulgaria, Greece, and Italy, the expansion includes the addition of extra seats on flights to Lanzarote, Alicante, Bulgaria (Bourgas), Corfu, Crete (Chania and Heraklion), Kos, Sardinia, and Reus, providing travellers with a more extensive selection for their summer vacations. This strategic initiative is a direct response to growing enthusiasm among holidaymakers who are actively booking flights and ATOL-protected package holidays for the upcoming summer season.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘We are seeing strong and sustained demand for Summer 24 across the board, with flights and holidays proving very popular from Manchester Airport. As the UK’s largest tour operator, we have reacted quickly to that demand by adding extra capacity to a host of sunshine favourites from the airport. With even more choice and flexibility, we are giving holidaymakers plenty of opportunity to get away on our award-winning flights and holidays next summer. By adding additional services to popular summer destinations, we are giving customers exactly what they want, and we know just how much they will be jumping at the chance to get away.’

The expansion is set to offer customers and travel agents in the North West heightened flexibility and a broader range of options for planning their summer getaways. With over 340 weekly flights during peak periods and more than 3.8 million seats, Summer 2024 is the most extensive programme ever undertaken by Jet2.com and Jet2holidays at Manchester Airport. This signifies a substantial increase of nearly 100,000 seats compared to the previous summer.

Jet2 responds to high demand with Italian expansion

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have recently announced a substantial expansion of their Italian programmes, meeting the increasing demand for ‘La Dolce Vita’ from customers.

This expansion includes the release of 20,000 outbound seats across various UK airports to Sardinia, Sicily, and Verona for both the Summer 24 and 25 seasons. As the UK’s largest tour operator and the third-largest airline, Jet2 is expanding connectivity by adding capacity from eight prominent UK airports, providing customers and independent travel agents with a more extensive array of options to explore these Italian destinations.

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays are also adding more flights and holidays during popular periods such as late Summer 24 and Easter 25. Recognizing the allure of Sicily, with its enchanting beaches, rich culture, cuisine, dramatic landscapes, and the majestic Mount Etna, the companies are introducing additional flights and holidays for both Summer 24 and Summer 25. The Summer 24 season for Sicily is extended until mid-November with added flights from Manchester and London Stansted. For Summer 25, strategically timed April flights are now available from Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford, and London Stansted, while additional November flights have been added for late Summer 25 from Birmingham, Manchester, and London Stansted.

Further, to meet the growing demand for services to Sardinia, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have added more September, October, and November flights for late-Summer 24 from Manchester Airport and increased November flights from London Stansted for the same period. Furthermore, the Summer 25 season to Sardinia is extended with a range of April flights from Birmingham, Manchester, and London Stansted, timed for the Easter season.

In addition, Verona, renowned for its beautiful medieval setting and connection to Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, sees a significant increase in capacity. Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have put more flights on sale in October 24 to Verona from Edinburgh, East Midlands, Leeds Bradford, and Newcastle International Airports. The Summer 25 season in Verona is also extended with flights introduced in time for Easter from Birmingham, Edinburgh, and Manchester. And responding to the demand for late Summer in Verona and Lake Garda, Jet2 has added more September/October 25 flights from Belfast International, Edinburgh, East Midlands, Leeds Bradford, and Newcastle International.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: ‘Our Italian programme is enjoying strong demand, which comes as no surprise when you consider the stunning beach holiday and city break options that it offers customers and independent travel agents. Sicily, Sardinia and Verona are a trio of Italian delights, and today’s announcement represents a significant expansion of all three destinations. Based on the demand we are seeing, we expect these flights and holidays to sell very quickly, as customers look to escape to these magical destinations.’

easyJet expands Birmingham operations with new three-aircraft base

easyJet, has announced the early opening of its new three-aircraft base in Birmingham, set to commence operations from March 18, 2024. This strategic move enables easyJet to broaden its Birmingham network, introducing 16 new routes and providing Midlands customers with increased flight options.

The expansion encompasses a total of 29 routes, covering destinations across the UK, Europe, and North Africa. In addition to the 13 existing key domestic and international services, this development is poised to serve both leisure and business travellers departing from Birmingham, the UK’s second-largest city.

Commencing operations on March 18, 2024, new routes include flights to Antalya and Barcelona, offering year-round service twice a week and three times a week, respectively. Further expansions follow with new routes to Alicante and Tenerife (starting 19 March), Larnaca, Malaga, and Enfidha (starting 20 and 21 March), Berlin (1 April), Sharm el Sheikh (2 April), Jersey (2 April), Heraklion (3 April), Dalaman and Fuerteventura (4 April), Rhodes (23 April), Corfu (1 May), and Kos (3 May).

To facilitate the booking process, easyJet is offering thousands of package holidays to its new destinations, including flights, hotels, 23kg luggage, and transfers. These packages are available for travel from March 18, 2024 onward and come with the Ultimate Flexibility guarantee, offering the freedom to change bookings, a refund guarantee, and a best price guarantee.

Ali Gayward, UK Country Manager at easyJet, said: ‘We are delighted to be opening our Birmingham base early, demonstrating our continued confidence in the region with customers choosing us for our trusted brand, unrivalled network and great value fares.

‘With flights for 16 new routes on sale from this Thursday, we’re offering our customers in the Midlands even more choice when planning their holidays and we can’t wait to welcome them onboard.’

Tom Screen, aviation director for Birmingham Airport, said: ‘Antalya, Barcelona, Berlin, Fuerteventura, Enfidha, Sharm el Sheikh, Rhodes, Dalaman, Jersey, Larnaca, Malaga, Alicante, Tenerife, Corfu, Kos and Heraklion – 16 new destinations easyJet will begin serving in the weeks from March 2024 when they open their three-aircraft base at BHX.’

Bookings for flights and packages to these destinations are open and accessible through easyJet’s website and mobile app: www.easyjet.com/en/holidays.

easyJet announces new summer service to Majorca

easyJet is introducing a fresh summer route in 2024, connecting Southampton Airport to Palma Airport on the picturesque Spanish Island of Majorca.

Commencing on Thursday, May 2, 2024, easyJet’s new route from Southampton to the Balearic capital, Palma, will operate twice a week, offering convenient flight options on Mondays and Thursdays throughout the summer season. This new service provides customers residing in the south of England with added flexibility in planning their upcoming summer vacations. To complement this initiative, easyJet’s tour operator division, easyJet holidays, is rolling out package holidays specifically created for this new route.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, commented: ‘We are delighted to be launching another new route from Southampton to Palma, providing our customers in the south of England with even more choice when booking a holiday and convenient direct connectivity to one of Europe’s most popular islands. With flights on sale this Thursday, now is a great time to book early to get great value fares and we can’t wait to welcome customers onboard.’

Matt Hazelwood, Chief Commercial Officer at AGS Airports, said: ‘The introduction of a twice-weekly service to Palma for next summer is fantastic news and will offer our leisure passengers even more choice and convenience for one of our most popular sun destinations.

‘easyJet’s plans to introduce yet another route following the recently announced services to Faro and Alicante is great for the region and it is fantastic to see that the runway extension continues to bear fruit.’

The new flights for the new route can be booked immediately, via easyJet’s official website, easyJet.com, as well as through the mobile app.

Jet2 announces major expansion for Summer 2024

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, the UK’s leading leisure airline and tour operator, have revealed a substantial expansion for Summer 2024, responding to surging demand for late summer getaways.

Jet2 is set to offer additional flights and holidays to 24 popular destinations, spanning Mainland Spain, the Canaries, the Balearics, Portugal, Turkey, Croatia, and Greece. The additional flights and holidays, available between late September and early November 2024, aim to provide holidaymakers and independent travel agents with more flexibility and choices for their late summer vacations. This expansion will be facilitated through eight key UK airports.

To meet the increased demand for late summer travel, nearly 70,000 extra seats will be made available for destinations including Lanzarote, Dubrovnik, Fuerteventura, Heraklion (Crete), Ibiza, Kalamata, Costa de Almeria, Gran Canaria, Menorca, Palma (Majorca), Reus, Rhodes, Halkidiki, Tenerife, Zante, Izmir, Malaga, Alicante, Antalya, Corfu, Dalaman, Faro (Algarve), Girona, and Kos.

The extra capacity will be accessible from the following UK airports: Belfast International, Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, and Newcastle International Airports.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘We are seeing strong and sustained demand for Summer 24 across the board, with the late summer season proving very popular. As the UK’s largest tour operator, we have reacted quickly to that demand by adding extra capacity from September through to November for Summer 24. With even more choice and flexibility to 24 sun destinations, we are giving holidaymakers plenty of opportunity to get away on our award-winning flights and holidays. By adding additional services to a host of destinations for the late summer season, we are giving customers exactly what they want, and we know just how much they will be jumping at the chance to get away and enjoy a last slice of summer sun.’

easyJet announces new routes for summer 2024

easyJet has announced it will be launching twelve new routes from eight UK airports, including three routes to Alicante in Spain and Enfidha in Tunisia, as well as flights returning to Reus in Spain.

In addition, easyJet holidays has also launched package holidays at competitive prices on the brand new routes, including its first ever beach destinations from Southampton.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, commented: ‘We’re delighted to be launching twelve new routes and package holidays from eight of our airports across the UK to a fantastic range of leisure destinations, offering even more choice and connectivity to our customers all across the UK, whether they’re planning a holiday to Spain’s sunny coast or Tunisia’s beach town Enfidha as well as even more connections from the UK to beach favourites Malta, Faro and Cyprus.’

The two new routes to Spain’s coastal city Alicante will launch from Southampton on March 31 and Belfast City on May 2, while the route from Newcastle to Alicante will launch on April 2, 2024. The three routes will operate throughout summer with Southampton to Alicante scheduled once a week on a Sunday, Newcastle to Alicante twice a week on Tuesday and Saturday, and Belfast City to Alicante twice a week on Thursday and Sunday.

Additionally, easyJet will also restart flights from Luton to Reus in Spain as well as launch a new route from Manchester, on April 2 and operate twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays throughout the summer.

The UK-based airline has also announced three new routes to Enfidha in north-eastern Tunisia which will operate year-round. Liverpool to Enfidha will launch on April 1 and operate twice a week on Mondays and Fridays, Belfast International to Enfidha will launch on April 20 and operate twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays, and Glasgow to Enfidha will launch on May 2 and operate twice a week on Thursdays and Sundays.

Also launching next summer is a new route from Bristol to Malta with the debut flight commencing on the Easter weekend – April 3, and operating twice a week throughout summer on Wednesdays and Fridays. Further, a new route from Glasgow to Cyprus’ port city Larnaca will start on May 4 and operate twice a week throughout summer on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Lastly, a new route from Southampton to Faro will also launch on June 6 and operate once a week on Thursdays throughout the peak summer season.

Jet2 announces early Summer Sun programme for 2025 from Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, the UK’s leading tour operator and prominent leisure airline, has announced their Summer Sun programme for 2025 from Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

For Summer 2025, Jet2 has made 23 summer destinations available from Liverpool John Lennon Airport including three exciting new routes: Malaga, Malta, and Reus. These fresh additions, along with increased capacity to other destinations, signify a significant expansion of their second Summer Sun programme from the airport. An extra aircraft will be deployed at the airport during Summer ’25 to support the expansion.

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays are making flights and holidays to popular sunshine destinations in the Canaries, Balearics, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Bulgaria, and Portugal available for booking. This comprehensive programme release is in response to strong customer demand, allowing travellers to secure their Summer ’25 vacations.

During peak periods in Summer ’25, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays plan to operate nearly 70 weekly departing flights from Liverpool. Key highlights for Summer Sun 2025 from Liverpool include:

* 23 sun destinations (peak weekly flights indicated).

* Introduction of three new routes: Malaga (3), Malta (1), and Reus (2).

* A wide range of destinations, including Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, Alicante, Palma, Ibiza, Menorca, Faro, Madeira, Crete, Corfu, Kos, Rhodes, Zante, Paphos, and Bulgaria.

John Irving, CEO Liverpool John Lennon Airport commented, ‘We are all looking forward to our new partnership and welcoming Jet2.com and Jet2holidays customers for Summer 2024 and are therefore absolutely delighted that Summer 2025 is now on sale too. This will bring 14 more weekly departures with flights to 23 destinations including 3 new routes compared to their Summer 2024 programme, with an additional 5th Jet2.com aircraft to be based here at Liverpool too.’

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘Since announcing the launch of flights and holidays from Liverpool John Lennon Airport, we have been absolutely staggered by the incredible response from customers and independent travel agents across the region. We are seeing very strong demand from customers and independent travel agents wanting to book their Summer Sun early and get the best availability and choice. As the UK’s largest tour operator, we have listened to what our customers are telling us and reacted by putting our Summer 25 Sun programme on sale from Liverpool John Lennon Airport nice and early.’

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays are the first in the industry to offer bookings for Summer ’25 flights and holidays.

easyJet unveils summer 2024 schedule

The UK-based budget airline, easyJet, has unveiled its summer 2024 schedule, making millions of seats available for booking across 83,000 easyJet flights to and from the UK running between June 3, 2024, and September 1, 2024.

Easyjet will provide services to 132 destinations spanning Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East, accessible from 21 UK airports.

Fares – one way per person including taxes – are now accessible for next summer across 493 routes from the UK, including:

* London Gatwick to Limoges, Bordeaux, Nantes, Zurich, and Paris, starting from £38.99.

* London Luton to Amsterdam, Paris, Lyon, Berlin, and Geneva, with fares beginning at £35.99.

* Bristol to Basel, Paris, Geneva, Toulouse, and Nantes, offering rates from £29.99.

* Manchester to Bordeaux, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Geneva, and Menorca, with prices starting at £29.99.

* Liverpool to Paris, Nice, Palma, Alicante, and Barcelona, with fares beginning at £26.99.

* Edinburgh to Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Dubrovnik, Alicante, and Dubrovnik, starting from £35.99.

* Glasgow to Palma, Faro, Berlin, and Bordeaux, with prices starting at £32.99.

* Belfast to Amsterdam, Palma, Paris, and Corfu, offering fares from £28.99.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, commented: ‘We’re delighted to be putting our flights for summer 2024 on sale today so customers can book early and enjoy great value fares on flights across our unrivalled network across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, providing even more choice to book a relaxing beach break or spending sunny days sightseeing some of Europe’s most charming cities. With fares available from just £26.99 and with a host of destinations to choose from like Palma, Faro, Paris and Dubrovnik, now is a great time to book with easyJet and we look forward to taking even more of our customers away in 2024.’

In addition to this, easyJet holidays has also released thousands of package holidays for the summer of 2024. These packages encompass flights, hotels, 23kg luggage, and transfers, and Ultimate Flexibility guarantee.

Jet2holidays introduces Formentera for Summer 2024

Jet2holidays, the UK-based tour operator, has announced the latest addition to its Summer 24 programme: Formentera, Spain.

Formentera, the southernmost gem of the Balearic islands, is renowned for its unspoiled beaches and crystalline waters. Holidaymakers can choose from a variety of resorts, including Platja de Migjorn and Es Pujols, each offering an array of experience-based activities, such as water sports, snorkelling, diving, and boat trips. For those seeking a more relaxed pace, bike and scooter rentals are available. The island’s enchanting salt flats provide scenic cycling routes, and despite its modest dimensions-20km in length and 2km at its narrowest point-Formentera offers breathtaking vistas and secluded coves.

The eagerly anticipated holiday programme is now available for booking, with multiple weekly departures from 11 major UK airports: Belfast International, Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool John Lennon, London Stansted, Manchester, and Newcastle International. The holidays are scheduled to operate from May 16 through to October 5.

Jet2holidays packages include Jet2.com flights to Ibiza airport, 22kg baggage allowance, complimentary child places, and transfers, by securing a booking deposit of GBP60 per person.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘We are incredibly excited to be launching packages to Formentera for Summer 24. As well as giving customers the opportunity to enjoy a well-deserved summer holiday, the unspoilt island is a peaceful paradise and one of the most idyllic destinations in the Balearics.’

He added: ‘As well as experiencing strong demand for last-minute Summer 23 getaways, we are also seeing customers wanting to book ahead for next summer and the Balearics are proving popular. This expansion further strengthens our biggest ever summer programme as we continue to offer customers and independent travel agents unrivalled choice and flexibility, thanks to the launch of Formentera. We know that it will be a popular destination as customers look to escape the UK and enjoy some much-needed summer sun.’

With this expansion, Jet2holidays extends its reach to encompass well over 550 beach and city resorts, spanning across 60 destinations for the Summer 24 season.

Jet2 commences first ever flights to Malaga and Chania from Bristol Airport

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, the leisure airline and UK’s largest tour operator, have launched their first flight from Bristol Airport to Malaga, Spain.

This inaugural flight on July 20, 2023 marks the start of up to four weekly services (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday) to Malaga from Bristol Airport, running until November 19. Customers can also book packages through Jet2CityBreaks for the historic city of Malaga.

Malaga, located on the south coast of Spain, offers a vibrant atmosphere with impressive castles and gardens overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Visitors can enjoy a city break during both summer and winter, as Malaga also offers contemporary art, cultural seafood dining, shopping promenades, and lively fiestas.

Additionally, the companies are expanding their offerings from Bristol Airport further, with the first flight to Crete (Chania) scheduled for July 24, 2023. This route will operate with weekly Monday services until October 30.

For those seeking picturesque harbours, emerald-green gorges, and sparkling lakes, Chania in Crete is an ideal destination. The western side of the Greek island of Crete features numerous Blue Flag beaches, perfect for sun-soaked relaxation. Strolling through the well-preserved historical monuments of the Old Town, visitors will encounter stunning Venetian mansions, fountains, and churches.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘We are delighted to be waving off our first flight to Malaga from Bristol Airport today and look forward to seeing our inaugural flight to Chania take off from the base next week too. The addition of these stunning holiday destinations to our Summer 23 programme from Bristol Airport has proven to be extremely popular with customers and independent travel agents looking for glorious sunshine alongside that authentic cultural experience.’

Rupert Lawrie, Commercial Director, Bristol Airport said: ‘We are delighted Jet2.com and Jet2holidays are extending the route network from Bristol Airport. This is great news for travellers from across the Southwest and South Wales, Malaga and Chania are stunning destinations with a wealth of interesting attractions for visitors.’

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have a comprehensive programme for Summer 2023, offering 32 sun and city destinations from Bristol Airport.