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Extending the Summer Season to Crete

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June 20, 2019 at 15:22

We have demonstrated our love of Crete, by announcing an extended Summer 20 season to Heraklion, with flights and holidays available from five UK bases from early-April. This move comes on the back of demand for holidays earlier in the season, including the Easter holidays, as well our continued partnership approach to working with hoteliers and the Greek National Tourist Board.

For the first time, we will begin our Summer programme to Crete in early-April, when we commence flights from Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Manchester and London Stansted. The announcement demonstrates our continued commitment to the island, meaning we have over 300,000 seats on sale next year to Heraklion from across nine UK bases. By extending the season to early-April, holidaymakers now have the chance to enjoy the Easter holiday period in Crete.

With flights and holidays also available to Chania in Crete from four bases (Birmingham, Leeds Bradford, Manchester and London Stansted), Summer 20 represents our biggest ever programme to the island.

The additional flights to Heraklion in Crete are as follows:

Birmingham Airport

Introduction of weekly Friday services, starting from 3rd April. This means we will operate flights from April to early November, with up to five weekly flights during peak periods.

Glasgow Airport

Introduction of weekly Sunday services, starting from 5th April. This means we will operate flights from April to the end of October, with up to three weekly flights during peak periods.

Leeds Bradford Airport

Introduction of weekly Friday services, starting from 3rd April. This means we will operate flights from April to the end of October, with up to five weekly flights during peak periods.

 

Manchester Airport

Introduction of weekly Saturday services, starting from 4th April. This means we will operate flights from April to early November, with up to six weekly flights during peak periods.

London Stansted Airport

Introduction of weekly Saturday services, starting from 4th April. This means we will operate flights from April to early November, with up to seven weekly flights during peak periods.  

The extra services come in response to demand for great value package holidays outside of the peak summer holiday period in Crete, including Easter. As well as opening up Crete earlier in the season and providing more choice and flexibility, we offer a great range of 2-5 star hotels, as well as the freedom of a villa with all the benefits of a package holiday through Jet2Villas.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: “As well as being a firm favourite with holidaymakers during the peak summer holiday period, Crete is a destination that is attracting more and more customers in the shoulder seasons. With stunning beaches, fantastic food & drink, and amazing history & culture to explore, we know there is strong demand for flights and holidays earlier in the season and in time for Easter. This expanded programme shows our commitment to Crete as a fantastic destination to enjoy both during the peak season and outside it, and we look forward to working in partnership with hoteliers and the Greek Tourist Board to deliver a successful programme, flying happy holidaymakers to Crete on a package holiday they can trust.”

Emy Anagnostopoulou, Director GNTO UK & Ireland Office said “We are really excited to hear that Jet2.com will be extending the season to Crete (Heraklion) by including a full April programme for 2020 with weekly flights from five UK airports. The extension of the season will give UK holidaymakers the chance to further explore not only the breath-taking beaches of the island but also the undiscovered beauties of mainland Crete, its exquisite gastronomy and the timeless charm of its mountainous villages. Thank you very much for your constant support.”