Jet2 announces largest winter sun programme yet from London Stansted

Jet2.com has launched its most extensive winter sun programme to date from London Stansted Airport, offering flights to 14 destinations across Europe and North Africa for the winter 2025/2026 season.

Holidaymakers can book flights and holidays to renowned hotspots such as the Canary Islands, Spain, Majorca, Portugal, Turkey, Malta, Cyprus, and Morocco, as Jet2.com’s winter sun programme goes on sale.

The programme features increased capacity to popular destinations such as Antalya, Faro, Madeira, Gran Canaria, and Palma, with over 55 weekly flights departing from London Stansted Airport during peak periods.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘Our Winter 25/26 Sun programme represents our biggest programme to date, and we are very pleased to be putting 14 sunshine destinations on sale from London Stansted Airport. By launching our Winter Sun programme for 25/26 nice and early, we are giving holidaymakers the chance to book ahead and lock in their getaway, while spreading the cost. With more people than ever wanting to swap the cold and rain of the UK in winter for some sunshine, we are expecting this new programme to sell quickly. We are confident that our Winter 25/26 season will be a fantastic success, and we cannot wait to unveil more details of the exciting programme from London Stansted Airport very soon.’

Ciaran Brannigan, London Stansted’s Commercial Director, said: ‘We are delighted that Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have added additional winter capacity for 25/26. These routes will no doubt prove extremely popular with passengers traveling from London and the East of England from London Stansted.’

The winter sun programme for 2025/2026 from London Stansted, including the peak number of flights per week:

* Tenerife (11)

* Lanzarote (7)

* Gran Canaria (5)

* Fuerteventura (5)

* Malaga (4)

* Alicante (4)

* Palma (3)

* Antalya (4)

* Faro (4)

* Madeira (3)

* Paphos (2)

* Malta (2)

* Marrakech (2)

* Agadir (2)

Cornwall Airport Newquay announces exciting winter travel opportunities

As winter blankets the landscape, Cornwall Airport Newquay is encouraging travellers to escape the seasonal lassitude by embarking on exciting getaways to a multitude of enjoyable destinations.

The new travel and holiday offers at the airport include:

* Alicante, Faro, and Malaga:

Ryanair now offers year-round flights to these sun-soaked destinations, providing the perfect opportunity to swap gloomy weather for vibrant culture and delectable cuisine.

* Weekend in Copenhagen with SAS:

Plan ahead for a summer weekend break in Copenhagen with SAS, ensuring a comfortable and convenient journey from Cornwall Airport Newquay to the stylish streets of the Danish capital.

* Zurich Alpine Adventures with Edelweiss:

For those seeking a blend of cosmopolitan flair and stunning natural landscapes, Zurich is the perfect choice. Edelweiss offers twice-weekly flights, opening doors to the Swiss Alps and the vibrant cultural scene of the city.

* Discover Dusseldorf with Eurowings:

Immerse yourself in the modern architecture, art galleries, and lively nightlife of Dusseldorf with Eurowings, offering an exploration of tradition and innovation in this dynamic German city.

* Transatlantic Dreams via Dublin with Aer Lingus:

Cornwall Airport Newquay has you covered for a transatlantic adventure with Aer Lingus, providing flights to the USA via Dublin. Experience the convenience of clearing US customs at Dublin Airport, arriving Stateside as a domestic passenger.

* Emerald Isle Exploration with Aer Lingus:

Explore Belfast and Dublin with year-round flights via Aer Lingus, allowing travellers to immerse themselves in the rich history, lively culture, and stunning landscapes of Ireland.

* Quick City Getaway to London Stansted with Ryanair:

Ryanair offers affordable flights for a quick weekend escape to London Stansted. Enjoy the convenience of a short flight and maximize your time exploring the iconic landmarks, vibrant districts, and cultural attractions of the UK’s capital.

* Daily Connections to London Gatwick with Eastern Airways:

Eastern Airways streamlines travel with up to three daily flights from Cornwall Airport Newquay to London Gatwick, providing a stress-free alternative for business or leisure.

* Year-Round Connectivity to Manchester and Edinburgh with Loganair:

Loganair ensures reliable year-round flights to Manchester and Edinburgh, catering to those planning a business trip or a leisurely escape.

* Channel Islands Adventure with Aurigny:

Aurigny takes travellers to the captivating Guernsey for a summer escape, unlocking the treasures of this picturesque destination.

* Isles of Scilly Dream with Skybus:

Embark on a journey from Cornwall Airport Newquay to the enchanting Isles of Scilly with Skybus.

After a successful summer in 2023, Cornwall Airport Newquay is set to see over 1,000 flights this winter, carrying up to 100,000 passengers – a remarkable 37 percent increase from the previous winter and an 11 percent increase from pre-pandemic passenger numbers. The airport now expects to extend the terminal, introducing new security equipment, and enhancing cafe and retail offerings to accommodate the growing number of passengers and provide an improved customer experience.

easyJet offers discounts for winter sun getaways

easyJet, the UK-based European regional airline, is offering exceptional discounts on flights and holiday packages to popular beach and winter sun destinations for this winter.

The offer includes a chance to save up to 15% on 100,000 seats for selected flights from the UK to a variety of winter sun destinations. This discount is valid for travel from November 1, 2023, to March 15, 2024.

Further, easyJet offers significant savings of up to £200 on holiday packages. These deals are available for booking until 11 pm on October 31, 2023. The sale is part of Orange Drop, a handpicked supply of recommendations and the latest offers, brought to easyJet customers every week.

Holidaymakers can explore the beautiful Canary Islands, renowned for their stunning beaches and family-friendly resorts with a choice of destinations including Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, and Gran Canaria. Alternatively, travellers can choose a winter city break to Marrakech, Morocco, and experience the city without the usual crowds.

For those seeking a comprehensive holiday experience, easyJet Holidays offers discounts of up to £200 on packages departing until March 31, 2025. By using the booking code ‘ORANGEDROP’ during checkout, holidaymakers can secure a £200 discount with a minimum spend of £2000, or a £100 discount with a minimum spend of £600. EasyJet Holidays’ packages include flights, accommodation, 23kg luggage, and transfers for beach holidays. Booking flights is available now on easyjet.com until October 31, 2023, for travel between November 1, 2023, and March 15, 2024.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager said: ‘With flights and package holidays to some of the most popular beach and city destinations across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East to choose from, now is a great time to book a winter sun break and make the most of extra savings with easyJet.’

London Gatwick to serve 90% of pre-pandemic destinations this half-term

London Gatwick Airport – part of VINCI Airports’ network – has said that during this October half-term the Airport will serve almost 90% of the destinations it served during the same period in 2019.

London Gatwick will serve 172 destinations during the forthcoming holiday period, compared to 197 (87%) in the same period in 2019. Top destinations for holidaymakers looking for a short break or some autumn sun this half-term include Dublin, Barcelona and Malaga, while Dubai, New York and Orlando top the long-haul charts.

London Gatwick’s Chief Commercial Officer, Jonathan Pollard, said: ‘We are really excited to see the number of destinations we fly to almost returning to pre-Covid levels for the October half-term.

‘The summer was incredibly busy, and we took steps to provide more certainty for passengers, including recruiting more than 400 new security staff, so we are well resourced for half-term and beyond. It’s great to see our departure lounges busy again with people eager to jet off and enjoy our fantastic range of destinations, across Europe and further afield.’

At the end of half-term, Gatwick will welcome new airline Bamboo Airways, with a new route to Hanoi, Vietnam. JetBlue is also adding a second daily service to New York – which adds to over 50 weekly flights to the US currently on offer from Gatwick.

Passengers will also be able to shop at Gatwick’s retail outlets, which include the new Lego stores in each terminal, which opened in July, alongside other brands such as Ted Baker, Hugo Boss, Superdry, Harrods, Hamleys and World Duty Free, the Airport said.

easyJet puts flights on sale for Summer 2023 from Scotland

easyJet has announced its summer 2023 schedule on sale from Scotland, with seats on over a quarter of a million flights available for travel between May 9, 2023 and September 30, 2023.

Flights are now available to book including: Glasgow to Berlin and Paris from £29.99; Glasgow to Malaga and Alicante from £34.99; Edinburgh to Munich and Keflavik from £31.99; Edinburgh to Lisbon and Naples from £34.99. The fares are one way per person including taxes.

easyJet also said that will introduce an additional aircraft to its Edinburgh base from next summer, to meet the increased demand for holiday travel. With the addition, starting summer 2023 easyJet will base a total of nine aircraft at Edinburgh, operating on 39 routes across the UK, Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. The ninth aircraft will be based in Edinburgh throughout the year, and will join two 156-seat Airbus A319 and six 186-seat A320 aircraft already serving the airline’s customers in Edinburgh.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, commented: ‘Nearly three decades ago we launched the airline with services from London Luton to Edinburgh and Glasgow. Twenty-seven years on, Scotland remains an important focus for easyJet and we continue to see opportunity in Scotland, which is why we are delighted to be adding an additional aircraft to our Edinburgh airport base to serve even more customers in Scotland next summer.

‘We are also delighted to be putting our flights for summer 2023 on sale today, so customers can book early to snap up the best fares across our network and find a great-value summer getaway in the most fantastic beach and city destinations Europe has to offer.

‘With seats now available across thousands of flights serving four Scottish airports on over 70 routes to Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, now is a great time to book for next summer with easyJet.’

Kate Sherry, Aviation Director at Edinburgh Airport added, ‘The continued expansion of easyJet at Edinburgh Airport shows the strength that the Edinburgh market has, as well as the confidence that one of our closest airline partners has in Scotland’s busiest airport. The industry’s recovery is still ongoing and this additional based aircraft will sustain the positive trajectory that we have seen at Edinburgh.

‘The launch of the summer programme comes at a great time as we move into the winter and we begin to think about that summer holiday and dream about the sunshine and the beach, something this programme delivers in buckets and spades! Whether it’s discovering a new city or returning to a favourite spot, the variety of destinations provides passengers with plenty of choice and something to really look forward to next year.’

Jet2.com adds more flights to Canaries from East Midlands Airport

UK-based travel and holiday company Jet2 has said that it will add more flights to the Canary Islands from East Midlands Airport between February and April 2020, following increased demand for winter sun as well as holidays earlier in the season.

The addition of more flights to Tenerife and Gran Canaria from February through to April will offer local holidaymakers more choice and flexibility when it comes to winter sun and holidays outside of the main summer season.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘We have responded quickly to extra demand for flights and holidays to Gran Canaria and Tenerife, by adding more of our award-winning flights and ATOL protected package holidays from East Midlands Airport. Thanks to this latest expansion at East Midlands Airport, holidaymakers now have even more choice and flexibility when it comes to Winter Sun and holidays outside of the main summer season, including during the February school holidays and Easter.’

The announcement represents a total of 17 additional return services, and further expands the airline’s programme from East Midlands Airport. The additional flights include:

Extra weekly Friday services to Gran Canaria starting from February 14 through to April 17, which is timed for both the February school holidays and Easter. With this, Jet2 will operate up to four weekly services to Gran Canaria during this period.

An extra service to Tenerife on Tuesdays, starting from February 11 until March 24, timed for the February school holidays. With this addition, Jet2 will operate up to six weekly flights to the popular Canary Islands hotspot from February.

In addition to the extra services to Gran Canaria and Tenerife, Jet2 will also offer up to four weekly services to Lanzarote and two weekly services to Fuerteventura from February through to April from East Midlands Airport. With the addition, the airline will offer up to 16 weekly flights to the Canary Islands during this period.

Thomas Cook Airlines announces European destinations from Cardiff Airport for Easter 2019

Thomas Cook Airlines has said that it will introduce Easter 2019 flights from Cardiff airport for the first time.

As per the plan, Thomas Cook Airlines has added over 15,000 seats to destinations including Turkey, Majorca, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Cyprus and a new route to Enfidha in Tunisia. The airlines will operate 11 flights a week starting from April 3, 2019 until the end of that month.

With the new routes, Thomas Cook Airlines now flies to 12 sun and beach destinations from Cardiff and has over 120,000 seats on sale throughout 2019 (Easter and Summer). Tickets are now on sale via www.thomascookairlines.com.

Henry Sunley, Commercial Director at Thomas Cook Airlines, said, ‘This is a brand new Easter programme from Cardiff with our season traditionally beginning on May 1. It’s great to be able to reward our customers who fly with us from Cardiff airport with even more choice.’

Spencer Birns, Commercial Director, Cardiff Airport, added: ‘It’s excellent to see one of our valued airline partners adding even more choice for our passengers for Spring and Summer next year.

‘Cardiff Airport now welcomes more than 1.5 million passengers annually who are often in search of warmer weather and holiday packages that offer value for money, so Thomas Cook Airlines’ announcement of more seats and a new route to Tunisia for next year is great news for customers who choose to fly from their local airport.’

For Easter 2019, the Thomas Cook Airlines’ flight-only services from Cardiff airport are priced, one-way in economy, with fares starting from £201.99 for Dalaman, Turkey; from £59.99 for Palma de Majorca; from £141.99 for Tunisia; from £118.99 for Cyprus and from £146.99 for Tenerife.

The Thomas Cook package holiday from Cardiff airport, flying with Thomas Cook Airlines one-way in economy, includes seven nights in Turkey from £2,150 for a family of four – £537 per person including discounted price for children. The flight will depart from Cardiff on April 10, 2019, with stay arranged at the five-star SENTIDO Perissia in Side on an all-inclusive basis, Cardiff Airport said in a release.

Monarch offers sun holidays in June and July for GBP269 per person

The UK-based travel company Monarch is offering holiday packages for UK holidaymakers looking for a break to popular European sun destinations in June and July.

Monarch’s beach holiday packages include four and seven night breaks starting at £269 per person. The offerings include package holidays to Majorca – Balearics with fares starting from £269 per person, which includes return flights and seven nights half board accommodation based on two adults sharing a studio. The flights will depart Manchester on June 28 for a seven night stay at the three- star Ola Bouganvillia.

The company is also offering seven-night holiday to Lefkas – Greece with fares starting from £289 per person. The flight will depart London Gatwick on July 12 for a seven night stay at the three star Cosmopol Studios. The price includes return flights and seven nights self-catering accommodation based on two adults sharing a studio.

Monarch is offering a four-night holiday to Majorca – Balearics with fares starting from £395 per person, which includes return flights and four nights all-inclusive accommodation based on two adults sharing a suite. The flight will depart London Luton on June 13 for a four night stay at the four-star BH Mallorca.

Further, the travel company is offering seven-night holiday packages to Lanzarote – Canary Islands with fares starting from £685 per person. This flight will depart Birmingham on July 7 for a seven night stay at the five-star Bahia Principe Tenerife Hotel. The price of £685 per person includes return flights and seven nights all-inclusive accommodation based on two adults sharing a junior suite.

Monarch will also operate a seven-night holiday package to Algarve – Portugal with fares starting from £589 per person. The flight will depart Birmingham on June 29 for a seven night stay at the three-star Auramar. The price of £589 per person includes return flights and seven nights all-inclusive accommodation based on two adults sharing a twin room.

For flight only service, Monarch has thousands of seats available for £30.00 to sun and city break destinations including Menorca and Alicante.

Ryanair launches 2017 schedule in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Liverpool

Ryanair, the Irish low-fares airline, has launched its record Edinburgh summer schedule for 2017, with five new routes to Barcelona G, Ibiza, Milan, Porto and Vigo, as the airline expects to grow its Edinburgh traffic by eight percent in 2017 to over 2.5m p.a.

Ryanair’s Edinburgh 2017 schedule will see more frequencies to sun destinations for summer holidays, including five new routes to Barcelona Girona (twice weekly), Ibiza (twice weekly), Milan (five weekly), Porto (twice weekly) and Vigo (twice weekly); new summer routes to Warsaw (thrice weekly) and more flights to Palma (twice weekly), Rome (five weekly) and Tenerife (five weekly). The schedule will operate 38 routes in total, delivering 2.5m customers p.a.

In Edinburgh, Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary said: ‘We are pleased to launch our biggest ever Edinburgh Summer 2017 schedule, which includes 5 new routes to Barcelona G, Ibiza, Milan, Porto and Vigo, and a new summer route to Warsaw which will deliver over 2.5m million customers p.a. and support 1,800* jobs at Edinburgh Airport.

‘Customers can look forward to even lower fares when they make advance bookings for summer 2017. As our recent guidance confirmed, Ryanair expects average fares to fall by between 10% to 12% in the 6 months to March 2017. There’s never been a better time to book a low fare flight on Ryanair and we urge all customers who wish to book their summer 2017 holidays to do so now on the Ryanair.com website, where they can avail of the lowest fare air travel to and from Edinburgh.

‘To celebrate the launch of our Edinburgh summer 2017 schedule we are releasing 100,000 seats for sale across our European network from just £19.99, which are available for booking until Monday (12 Sep). Since these amazing low prices will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com and avoid missing out.’

The Irish airline has also announced its Glasgow summer schedule for 2017, with four new routes from Glasgow International to Lisbon, Palanga (Lithuania), Valencia and Zadar (Croatia), and a new route from Glasgow Prestwick to Barcelona G; six new summer routes to Alicante, Brussels, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Malaga and Sofia and more frequency to Berlin.

Further, Ryanair has announced its Liverpool summer 2017 schedule, with three new routes to Bari, Barcelona Girona and Prague, two new summer services to Marrakech and Sofia, and more flights to Alicante, Faro, Gran Canaria, Palma and Warsaw. Ryanair celebrated the launch of its Liverpool summer schedule and new routes by launching a 100,000 seat sale at prices starting from £19.99, across its entire European network, for travel in October and November, which must be booked by midnight Monday, September 12.

Sun Air announces new route from Bremen to London City Airport and Manchester

Sun Air, the Danish airline and a franchise partner of British Airways, has announced the launch of two new routes from Bremen to both London City and Manchester, starting October 31, 2016.

The Bremen – London City route will have 10 weekly return flights, while Bremen – Manchester will have 11 weekly return flights. Both routes will be operated by a 32-seater Dornier 328 aircraft with full in-flight service that includes a meal and Dornier wines, ice cream dessert and daily newspapers. Tickets are on sale starting today – September 2, 2016 – on ba.com.

Sun Air’s Commercial Director, Kristian Tvergaard, states, ‘We have over the years developed a great deal of experience with servicing the regional business sectors where focus is on point to point routes, optimised flight schedules tailored to the regional needs with morning departures and evening returns and a high level of in-flight service. We are very pleased with the close cooperation we have had with Bremen Airport in bringing this valuable market opportunity to life and already the new route has had attention and support from both German and British business people.’

Jurgen Bula, CEO Bremen Airport, said: ‘We are very happy about the two new routes from Bremen to London City and Manchester, which are served from the end of October of the British Airways franchise partner Sun-Air of Scandinavia. The brand ‘British Airways’ completes our portfolio of major flag carriers optimally.’

Matthew Hall, Chief Commercial Officer at London City Airport, said: ‘Bremen is an important business and manufacturing hub with a rich history and the new services operated by British Airways franchise partner SUN-AIR are a natural addition to London City Airport, making it the fifth German city to join our route network.’

‘With London City Airport’s rapid connections to central London and key business districts such as Canary Wharf, the new Bremen route offers speed and convenience for business travellers, so they can spend less time travelling to and from the airport and more time at the office or with loved ones.’

Sun Air already operates routes from Billund to London City and Manchester. Following the announcement of the new routes, the airline has opened a new base in Bremen.