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Jet2 adds three aircraft at Birmingham Airport

Posted 18 October 2019 · Add Comment and Jet2holidays has today announced an expansion to its Summer 20 programme from Birmingham Airport, including two brand new destinations, more flights and holidays and three additional aircraft.


The UK’s third largest airline and second largest tour operator has added weekly flights to a wide range of destinations in the Canaries, Balearics, Spain, Turkey, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Greece and has also announced two new destinations - Skiathos and Barcelona.

The launch of flights and holidays to Skiathos and Barcelona mean the company will operate to seven brand new destination for summer 2020 from Birmingham Airport, in addition to Preveza (Greece), Budapest, Kefalonia, Nice and Murcia.

The addition of over 160,000 seats means a year-on-year capacity increase of 23% and the company is adding three additional aircraft into its fleet for the summer to support this expansion.

The programme gives local holidaymakers  more choice and flexibility when choosing flights and holidays to their favourite sun and city destinations across Europe, the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands next summer. With daily, double-daily and even three flights daily to the most popular sun and city destinations, this  summer programme represents over two million seats on sale to 47 destinations in summer 2020.

Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays said: “There has been unprecedented demand for our award-winning flights and ATOL protected package holidays from Birmingham Airport, and this major expansion underlines our commitment to giving local holidaymakers the very best choice.

"The addition of three extra aircraft into our fleet represents a significant investment at Birmingham Airport, enabling us to fly more customers to 47 fantastic destinations with over two million seats on sale. Our expanded Summer 20 programme, featuring seven brand new destinations including Skiathos and Barcelona, gives local holidaymakers unrivalled choice and flexibility, and really responds to the demand that is out there.”

Tom Screen, Aviation Director of Birmingham Airport said: “It is great news that and Jet2holidays is offering passengers even more choice out of Birmingham Airport by adding these new routes and extra capacity for summer 2020. and Jet2holidays offers great customer service at friendly low fares ensuring that there is something for everyone whether looking to book a holiday or a city break and we are delighted to see its expansion continuing in Birmingham.”


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