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Jet2.com and Jet2holidays announce major expansion for Summer 2023

Jet2 has made this announcement:

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have once again responded to strong demand for flights and holidays by announcing a significantly expanded programme for Summer 2023 from three of their biggest UK bases. The companies are today announcing more flights, more holidays and brand-new destinations for next summer from Birmingham, London Stansted and Manchester Airports, with an additional aircraft coming into operation at the airline and tour operator’s three biggest bases to support the extension.

On the back of being recognized as Which? Travel Brand of the Year, the leading leisure airline and UK’s leading tour operator to many leisure destinations across the Mediterranean and Canary Islands have added brand-new Sicily and Sardinia from Birmingham Airport and Tivat from Manchester Airport. The introduction of two world famous capitals, Athens and Rome from London Stansted will also see Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks operate city breaks to these destinations from the base.

It means the companies are offering customers and independent travel agents a choice of 57 sun and city leisure destinations from across their network of ten UK bases for Summer 23.

Key Summer Sun highlights for 2023 from Birmingham, London Stansted and Manchester Airports include:

Birmingham 

  • 52 sun and city destinations on sale (peak number of flights per week in brackets).
  • Includes BRAND NEW Sardinia and Sicily as well as the reintroduction of Bourgas (Bulgaria).
  • Antalya (9), Bodrum (3), Dalaman (11), Izmir (2), Tenerife (13), Lanzarote (9), Fuerteventura (5), Gran Canaria (5), Barcelona (2), Reus (3), Alicante (10), Malaga (7), Girona (2), Costa de Almeria (2), Palma (Majorca) (19), Ibiza (8), Menorca (5), Faro (Algarve) (10), Madeira (1), Athens (2), Crete (Heraklion) (8), Crete (Chania) (2), Corfu (6), Kefalonia (3), Skiathos (2), Santorini (2), Kos (5), Kalamata (1), Preveza (2), Rhodes (7), Halkidiki (2), Zante (5), Larnaca (5), Paphos (4), Rome (4), Naples (2), Pisa (1), Sicily (1), Sardinia (1), Venice (2), Verona (2), Bourgas (Bulgaria) (2), Dubrovnik (3), Split (2), Malta (2), Bergerac (1), Jersey (1), Innsbruck (1), Amsterdam (2), Budapest (2), Krakow (2), Prague (2).
  • Over 200 departing weekly flights during peak periods.
  • A 14th based aircraft coming into operation for Summer 23.

London Stansted 

  • 42 sun and city destinations on sale (peak number of flights per week in brackets).
  • Includes BRAND-NEW city break destinationsRome and Athens 
  • Antalya (11), Bodrum (4), Dalaman (12), Izmir (2), Tenerife (14), Lanzarote (8), Fuerteventura (5), Gran Canaria (5), Reus (3), Alicante (7), Malaga (6), Girona (2), Palma (Majorca) (18), Ibiza (16), Menorca (8), Faro (Algarve) (11), Madeira (2), Crete (Heraklion) (9), Crete (Chania) (2), Corfu (7), Kefalonia (5), Skiathos (4), Santorini (3), Kos (5), Kalamata (1), Preveza (2), Lesvos (1), Rhodes (7), Halkidiki (2), Zante (5), Larnaca (5), Paphos (6), Rome (4), Naples (2), Sicily (1), Sardinia (1), Verona (1), Dubrovnik (4), Split (3), Malta (2), Jersey (1), Athens (2). 
  • Over 200 departing weekly flights during peak periods.
  • A 14th based aircraft coming into operation for Summer 23.

Manchester 

  • 55 sun and city destinations on sale (peak number of flights per week in brackets).
  • Includes BRAND-NEW Tivat
  • Antalya (17), Bodrum (6), Dalaman (16), Izmir (3), Tenerife (17), Lanzarote (9), Fuerteventura (6), Gran Canaria (7), Barcelona (5), Reus (5), Alicante (10), Malaga (10), Girona (4), Costa de Almeria (3), Palma (Majorca) (28), Ibiza (16), Menorca (9), Faro (Algarve) (12), Madeira (3), Athens (3), Crete (Heraklion) (10), Crete (Chania) (3), Corfu (9), Kefalonia (6), Skiathos (4), Santorini (3), Kos (7), Kalamata (2), Preveza (3), Mykonos (2), Lesvos (2), Rhodes (11), Halkidiki (3), Zante (8), Larnaca (6), Paphos (7), Rome (6), Naples (3), Pisa (3), Sicily (2), Sardinia (2), Venice (4), Verona (2), Bourgas (Bulgaria) (3), Dubrovnik (4), Split (4), Malta (3), Bergerac (1), Jersey (2), Innsbruck (1), Budapest (4), Krakow (2), Nice (3), Prague (2), Tivat (2). 
  • Over 325 departing weekly flights during peak periods.
  • A 23rd based aircraft coming into operation for Summer 23.

In other news, Jet2 has started using its 327-seat Airbus A330 at Manchester.

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Jet2 drops its mask requirement, adds more flights for the summer

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Jet2 (Jet2.com) has become the first U.K. airline to remove the mask requirement with this announcement:

“It’s no longer a legal requirement to wear a face mask at our airports or onboard our planes. However, as per UK Government guidance, we recommend that you continue to wear a face mask in these spaces, and you will need to wear one when you get to your overseas destination.”

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have responded to the strong demand for Spring and Easter holidays, by adding more flights and holidays to six popular destinations across Mainland Spain, the Canaries, the Balearics and Portugal (Faro).

The leading leisure airline and UK’s leading tour operator to many destinations across the Mediterranean and Canary Islands have added over 80 new flights to AlicanteMalagaTenerifeLanzaroteMajorca and Faro (Algarve) representing over 15,000 additional seats on sale for Spring and Easter.

The extra capacity has been added from Belfast InternationalBristolGlasgowLeeds BradfordManchesterNewcastle and London Stansted Airports. This expansion follows recent capacity increases to Tenerife between February and May, as well as more flights and holidays going on sale to MajorcaIbizaSantorini and Sardinia for Summer 22.

With the UK and overseas governments loosening travel restrictions and removing testing requirements in recent weeks, international travel is starting to look like it did before the pandemic. This has led to a surge in customer demand, with late getaways, winter breaks and Summer 22 all proving to be popular options.

Belfast International:

  • Malaga – additional Friday services operating from 8th April
  • Tenerife – additional Sunday services operating from 3rd April

Bristol:

  • Majorca – additional Sunday services operating from 10th April
  • Tenerife – additional Wednesday services operating from 6th April

Glasgow:

  • Malaga – additional Thursday services operating from 7th April
  • Alicante – additional Wednesday services operating from 6th April

Leeds Bradford:

  • Lanzarote – additional Wednesday services operating from 16th March
  • Tenerife – additional Tuesday services operating from 8th March
  • Malaga – additional Tuesday services operating from 8th March
  • Alicante – additional Wednesday and Friday services operating from 9th March

Manchester:

  • Tenerife – additional Wednesday and Friday services operating from 4th March
  • Alicante – additional Monday services operating from 4th April

Newcastle:

  • Malaga – additional Tuesday and Wednesday services operating from 15th March
  • Alicante – additional Wednesday services operating from 16th March
  • Faro (Algarve) – additional Tuesday operating from 5th April

London Stansted:

  • Alicante – additional Tuesday and Thursday services operating from 17th March
  • Malaga – additional Wednesday services operating from 6th April
  • Tenerife – additional Thursday services operating from 31st March

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Jet2.com to resume ski flights to France on January 22

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Jet2.com has made this announcement:

Jet2.com has welcomed the news that France will reopen its borders to vaccinated customers arriving from the UK from January 14, 2022, with the leading ski airline reporting an immediate surge in searches and bookings for ski flights.

Following the reopening of the border, Jet2.com has announced that it will resume ski flights to LyonChambery and Grenoble from January 22, 2022, as some of the best ski resorts in Europe open up to customers from the UK again. Today’s announcement means customers heading to the French Alps via Geneva can also look forward to the snow this winter. In addition, ski flights are already operating to SalzburgTurinInnsbruck and Barcelona (Andorra).

To give skiers and snowboarders even more to celebrate, Jet2.com is offering 10% off all ski flights too. This means customers can enjoy the piste of the action for less, whether they are booking for this winter or for Winter 22/23.

Following the reopening of the French border to vaccinated travelers, Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks will also resume flights and city breaks to Paris from 11th February. Customers traveling on a package holiday with Jet2CityBreaks get to enjoy a great deal too, with £50 off per person on all city breaks booked through Jet2CityBreaks. The promotion is applicable to all packages on sale for Winter 21/22, Summer 22, Winter 22/23 or Summer 23, meaning holiday makers can save big and enjoy a holiday they deserve.

All flight or city break bookings must be made by February 7, 2021 for these promotions to apply.

The company’s full ski program for Winter 22, including France, is as follows:

  • Chambery – ski flights on sale from five UK bases (Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds Bradford, Manchester and London Stansted), offering quick and easy access to world-famous ski resorts in France, including the Three Valleys. The popular ski areas of the Alpe d’Huez, Chamonix, La Plagne and  Val d’Isère are easily accessible from Chambery, providing memorable skiing whether you are a beginner or an expert.
  • Grenoble – the host of the 1968 Winter Olympics, Grenoble offers the perfect gateway to the French Alps, with over 175 incredible ski resorts nearby including Morzine, Chamonix, Chamrousse, Les Deux Alpes, Alpe d’Huez and Avoriaz. On sale from Birmingham, London Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle.
  • Lyon – flights on sale from Manchester Airport provides snow sports fans with direct access to several major French ski resorts such as Tignes, Les Arcs and Alpe d’Huez, as well a number of smaller ski resorts for those looking to get away from the crowds.

Also on sale:

  • Geneva – a huge program of ski flights on sale from eight UK bases (Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, London Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle). Geneva offers ski enthusiasts some of the very best ski resorts including Tignes, Flaine, Verbier, Zermatt and the Three Valleys.
  • Salzburg – ski flights on sale from nine UK bases (Belfast International, Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford, London Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle)Salzburg opens-up the best of the Austrian Alps and over 300 resorts including Kaprun, Mayrhofen and Obertauern to skiers.
  • Turin – the legacy of Turin’s 2006 Winter Olympics means that skiers can enjoy speedy transfers to well-established skiing resorts such as Pila, Vars, Le Corbier and Val d’Isere. With 400km of piste at the Milky Way area alongside the stunning mountainous backdrop of the Monterosa network, there is plenty to go at with services available from Birmingham, Edinburgh and Manchester.
  • Innsbruck – skiers and snowboarders able to access the Tyrolean capital from Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, London Stansted and Manchester. Innsbruck hosted the 1964 Winter Olympics and resorts such as Igls, Alpbach and St Anton am Arlberg make it a firm favourite with skiers and snow sports fans year in year out.
  • Barcelona (Andorra) – with ski flights on sale from Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds Bradford, skiers and snowboarders can access the Andorra and the Pyrenees which host some of Europe’s best ski resorts including Grandvalira, La Molina, Pal-Arinsal and the mega-resort of Soldeu El Tarter.

*charges apply

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Jet2.com orders 15 additional Airbus A321neos, taking total order to 51

Jet2.com has placed a further order for 15 A321neos following its initial one for 36 placed in August 2021. It takes the total order by the Leeds, United Kingdom, based airline to 51 A321neos. The two orders reflect Jet2.com’s ambitious fleet expansion and renewal plans. Engine selection will be made at a later date.

The aircraft will be configured for 232 seats with an Airspace cabin featuring innovative lighting, new seating products and 60 percent larger overhead baggage bins for added personal storage.

Jet2.com switches to Airbus, orders 36 A321neos

Jet2.com has placed an initial order for 36 Airbus A321neos making the airline based in Leeds, United Kingdom, a new Airbus customer and a new Airbus A320neo Family operator. The order reflects Jet2.com’s ambitious fleet expansion and renewal plans. Engine selection will be made at a later date.

The aircraft will be configured for 232 seats with an Airspace cabin featuring innovative lighting, new seating products and 60 percent larger overhead baggage bins for added personal storage.

At the end of July 2021, the A320neo Family had won over 7,400 firm orders from over 120 customers worldwide.

Jet2.com adds more capacity to Green List destinations

Jet2.com and its Jet2holidays package division are trying to react to the changes made to the UK’s travel list due to COVID-19. The airline has cut back on flights to destinations that suddenly change from Green to Amber List status.

Meanwhile when a country goes green the airline adds flights. Croatia and Bulgaria have been added to the UK’s Green List for travel.

As a result, Jet2.com is adding two new routes to Bourgas (Bulgaria) from Glasgow and Leeds-Bradford for the summer.

The airline will add add additional summer service to Dubrovnik (from Birmingham, Leeds-Bradford, Manchester, London Stansted and Newcastle) and Split (Birmingham, Leeds-Bradford, Manchester and London Stansted).

International travel everywhere remains fluid as COVID-19 cases ebb and flow.

Jet2.com resumes international flights to 4 sunny destinations

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays today (July 1) resumed international flights to four holiday destinations currently on the UK green list.

A total of 22 flights is expected to depart today from Belfast, Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds-Bradford, London Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle.

The airline is flying from these UK airports to Palma de Majorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Madeira.

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Jet2.com and Jet2holidays suspends all flights through June 23

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Jet2.com and Jet2holidays has further suspended its operations through at least June 23, 2021 following the release of the Global Travel Taskforce framework in the UK.

The company issued this statement:

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Jet2 suspends all operations until at least March 25, 2021

Jet2 (Jet2 Holidays has announced it will suspend all operations until at least March 25, 2021 with announcement:

Previously the airline has announced a major expansion for the summer season inclluding 29 destinations from Bristol:

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Jet2.com adds its tenth UK base at Bristol

Destination Bristol has made this announcement:

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays has announced the launch of flights and holidays from Bristol Airport, which will become the company’s tenth UK base.

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays flies into its tenth UK base – Bristol Airport

The leading leisure airline and package holiday specialist has put an exciting 33 destinations on sale from Bristol Airport. This includes a fantastic Summer 21 program, with local holidaymakers able to choose from 29 summer hotspots – including FOUR NEW AND EXCLUSIVE destinations from Bristol Airport (Izmir in Turkey; Kalamata and Lesvos in Greece; and Costa de Almeria in Mainland Spain). With 11 destinations also on sale for Winter 21/22, holidaymakers in the region are offered superb choice and flexibility when it comes to reaching the best sun and ski destinations across Europe, the Canary Islands and the Mediterranean.

In its first summer of operations from Bristol Airport, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays will operate up to 56 weekly flights. A fleet of three based aircraft will fly customers to a wide choice of destinations across Mainland Spain, the Canary Islands, the Balearic Islands, Greece, Turkey, Italy, Portugaland Madeira (full list of destinations below). This is a huge programme for the company’s first summer of operations from Bristol Airport, representing 450,000 seats on sale. Jet2.com and Jet2holidays will wave off its first flights from Bristol Airport on April 1, 2021, with its inaugural flight departing to Lanzarote.

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