Jet2.com and Jet2holidays announce biggest ever winter programme from Belfast with new winter route to Madeira

Press Office Northern Ireland on November 14th, 2017

FLYING HIGH FOR WINTER: Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, launches the company’s biggest ever winter flights and holidays programme from Belfast International Airport, with over 110,000 seats on sale to 11 winter sun, city and ski destinations for Winter 18/19 – including a brand new winter route to Madeira. The leading leisure airline and package holiday specialist is building on its recent growth plans at the airport by adding over 16,000 seats direct from Belfast to its Winter 18/19 programme, a capacity increase of more than 17% year on year, with more flights and extended season lengths to popular destinations. For more information or to book a 2017/18 winter flight or package holiday visit www.jet2.com or www.jet2holidays.com.

  • Over 110,000 seats on sale for Winter 18/19 – a capacity increase of more than 17%!
  • BRAND NEW winter route to Madeira
  • More services to Canary Islands through expansion of Fuerteventura and Tenerife
  • Larger aircraft brought into fleet to support expanded programme 

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays has today announced its biggest ever winter flights and holidays programme from Belfast International Airport, with over 110,000 seats on sale to 11 winter sun, city and ski destinations for Winter 18/19 – including a brand new winter route to Madeira.

The leading leisure airline and package holiday specialist is building on its recent growth plans at the airport by adding over 16,000 seats direct from Belfast to its Winter 18/19 programme, with more flights and extended season lengths to popular sun, city and ski destinations. In total over 110,000 seats are now on sale, representing a capacity increase of more than 17% on this winter.

Key highlights on the company’s Winter 18/19 programme from Belfast International include:

  • Madeira – launch of brand new winter service with weekly services operating on Mondays
  • Longer seasons to popular hotspots Antalya and Paphos (Cyprus) mean services start in April 2019, giving more choice for Easter
  • Expansion of Winter programme to Canary Islands with more services to Fuerteventura and Tenerife – meaning over 65,000 seats on sale to Canaries from Belfast International next winter.
  • Continued success of ski programme
  • Larger aircraft to support increased capacity at Belfast International

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 Northern Ireland 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 Belfast International 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 Northern Ireland 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.”

Uel Hoey, Business Development Director at Belfast International Airport, said: “Once again we are delighted to acknowledge Jet2.com and Jet2holidays’ commitment and progressive approach to the Northern Ireland holiday market and to Belfast International Airport. We are particularly pleased to see their traditional range of products enhanced by the addition of the beautiful island of Madeira as a new winter holiday option for local travellers.”

 

To book a great value 2017/18 winter flight or package holiday visit www.jet2.com or www.jet2holidays.com

 

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About Jet2.com

  1. Jet2.com is a leading leisure airline providing friendly low fares to 65 exciting sun, city and ski destinations across Europe.  It operates from nine UK airports: Belfast International, Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, London Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle.
  2. Jet2.com prides itself on offering award winning customer service, friendly flight times, allocated seating and a generous 22kg baggage allowance.
  3. Jet2.com is the 3rd largest registered airline in the UK and operates a fleet of 75 aircraft in Summer 17. In Summer 18 it will operate a fleet of more than 80 aircraft.
  4. In September 2016, Jet2.com took delivery of a brand new Boeing 737-800 aircraft. This was the first of 34 new aircraft to be delivered by January 2019.
  5. Jet2.com is the only UK airline to be awarded with Which? ‘Recommended Provider’ status in its annual Airline Survey (December 2016) and has scooped a host of prestigious awards, with the most recent being both Best Airline – UK and Best Low-Cost Airline – Europe in the inaugural TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for airlines. The airline has also won UK’s Most Loved Airline as voted for by users of Skytrax, Airline of the Year award at the Glasgow Airport Awards (2016(, Best Holiday Airline at the Scottish Passenger Agents Association Awards (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017), Best Short Haul Airline at the Globe Travel Awards (2012, 2013 & 2014) and Best Airline at the Group Leisure Awards (2012, 2013, 2014, 2016). In 2017, Jet2.com was the only UK airline to be awarded 5-Stars for On-Time Performance by OAG, the world’s leading air travel intelligence company.
  6. It is a subsidiary of Dart Group PLC, an aviation services and distribution group.
  7. For further information visit jet2.com

About Jet2holidays

  1. Jet2holidays is the UK’s second largest tour operator and provides great value package holidays you can trust to more than 40 top sun destinations across the Mediterranean, Canary Islands and Europe.
  2. Jet2holidays wraps everything up in one great package.  Customers have a choice of thousands of 2-5 star hotels, with Jet2.com flights, an industry leading 22kg baggage allowance and airport transfers included.
  3. Infants go free on all holidays and all holidays can be secured with a low £60 per person deposit and 0% credit card fees.
  4. With a UK based call centre, and the option to book online or over the phone, Jet2holidays customers also benefit from 24 hour assistance in resort.
  5. Jet2holidays is ATOL protected and is a subsidiary of Dart Group PLC, an aviation services and distribution group.
  6. Jet2holidays has won a range of awards, with the most recent ones including: Best Short Haul Operator at the Travel Bulletin Star Awards (2017), Best Overall Operator (2015, 2016) and Best Short Haul Tour Operator at the Scottish Passenger Agents’ Association Awards 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017), Best Package Tour Operator and Best Internet Booking System at the Northern Ireland Travel & Tourism Awards (2016 and 2017), and Leisure Sales Team of the Year and Leisure Account Manager of the Year at the Advantage Travel Partnership’s Big Celebration Lunch (2017).
  7. For further information visit jet2holidays.com.  Travel agents can visit the dedicated trade site trade.jet2holidays.com

 

About Jet2CityBreaks

  1. Jet2CityBreaks is Jet2holidays’ dedicated city breaks product launched in May 2015.
  2. Jet2CityBreaks provides com flights and handpicked hotels in more than 26 of Europe’s most popular cities, all secured with a low £60 per person deposit.
  3. All Jet2CityBreaks are ATOL protected.

 

About Jet2Villas

  1. Jet2Villas is Jet2holidays’ dedicated villa holiday offering launched in May 2017.
  2. Jet2Villas offers the freedom of a villa holiday with the full package – a £60pp deposit, as well as 22kg baggage, 10kg hand luggage and great flight times as well as car hire included as standard.
  3. All Jet2Villas holidays are ATOL protected.
  4. For further information visit jet2villas.com.  Travel agents can visit the dedicated trade site trade.jet2holidays.com

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FLYING HIGH FOR WINTER: Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, launches the company’s biggest ever winter flights and holidays programme from Belfast International Airport, with over 110,000 seats on sale to 11 winter sun, city and ski destinations for Winter 18/19 – including a brand new winter route to Madeira. The leading leisure airline and package holiday specialist is building on its recent growth plans at the airport by adding over 16,000 seats direct from Belfast to its Winter 18/19 programme, a capacity increase of more than 17% year on year, with more flights and extended season lengths to popular destinations. For more information or to book a 2017/18 winter flight or package holiday visit www.jet2.com or www.jet2holidays.com.

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