Jet2.com and Jet2holidays - biggest ever winter programme on sale from East Midlands Airport
Over 300,000 seats on sale for Winter 18/19 from East Midlands Airport – a capacity increase of 4%
More services to sun, city and ski destinations giving more choice and flexibility
Jet2.com and Jet2holidays has today announced its biggest ever winter flights and holidays programme from East Midlands Airport, with over 300,000 seats on sale to 16 winter sun, city and ski destinations for Winter 18/19.
The leading leisure airline and package holiday specialist is building on its recent growth plans at the airport by adding over 11,000 seats to its winter 18/19 programme, with more flights and extended season lengths to popular sun, city and ski destinations. In total over 300,000 seats are now on sale, representing a capacity increase of 4% on this winter to give holidaymakers more choice and flexibility than ever.
Key highlights on the company’s Winter 18/19 programme from East Midlands Airport include:
• Expansion of Winter programme to Canary Islands with more services to Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria and Tenerife - meaning over 125,000 seats going on sale to Canaries from East Midlands Airport next winter.
• Additional capacity to Alicante giving holidaymakers more winter sun on the Costa Blanca and in Benidorm
• Extended seasons to Antalya, Larnaca and Malta mean services operating into November and restarting in April, giving more choice for Easter
This announcement is part of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays’ biggest ever winter flights and holidays programme, with over 3.5 million seats going on sale today.
The programme means that the company is offering its biggest ever winter range, and with everything wrapped up in one package, holidaymakers in the East Midlands and beyond have access to great value package breaks across thousands of 2-5 star hotels, with Jet2.com flights, industry leading 22kg baggage allowance and airport transfers included, through a £60 per person deposit. Offering full ATOL protection, Jet2holidays also includes free child places on all holidays as well as 0% credit and debit card fees.
Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: “The announcement of our biggest ever winter programme out of East Midlands Airport shows the confidence that we have in our award-winning airline and package holiday offering. We have more seats and holidays than ever to a range of fantastic sun, city and ski destinations, meaning that our Winter 18/19 programme has something for everyone. With holidaymakers in the region continuing to look to get away on their well-deserved holidays, particularly during the long winter, we are stepping in to meet that demand by putting on more seats to provide more choice and flexibility than ever.”
Howard Ebison, East Midlands Airport’s commercial director, says: “It’s great news that Jet2.com and Jet2holidays is expanding its winter programme bringing more destinations into scope for passengers who choose to fly from East Midlands. This is a further boost to our offer and comes on the back of our busiest summer season since 2008. Passenger numbers in October exceeded forecasts making it one of the busiest starts to a winter season for many years. It’s clear that we are the airport of choice for people who live in this region and so it’s pleasing that Jet2.com and Jet2holidays is responding to this increase in demand by offering more seats and destinations for winter sun, city and ski destinations.”