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Flights and holidays to Crete on sale after quarantine removal

Jet2.com

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October 19, 2020 at 12:15

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have responded with speed to Crete coming off the government’s quarantine list, by adding flights and holidays in October and November from six of our UK bases. With Greece also coming off the Scottish government’s quarantine list, we have moved quickly to give holidaymakers in Scotland a choice of flights and holidays to Crete (Heraklion) and Rhodes.

Less than 24 hours after Crete was removed from the government’s quarantine list, we have responded by putting a series of weekend flights on sale to Crete (Heraklion) from Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle and London Stansted Airports. The weekend flights are perfectly timed for those looking for a getaway to the Greek sunshine, away from the cold and gloom of the UK. With many flights perfectly timed for the half-term holidays, demand is strong and seats are expected to sell fast!

After the Scottish government announced that holidaymakers returning from Greece no longer have to quarantine, we have also moved quickly to give holidaymakers in Scotland more choice, with additional flights to Rhodes from Edinburgh and Glasgow Airports, in addition to new Glasgow-Crete services.

Today’s announcement is our latest expansion to Greece. It means that over the past few weeks we have now added over 80 additional October and November services to Rhodes, Kos, Corfu and Crete (Heraklion).

The new flights added today are as follows:

Birmingham – Weekly Saturday and Sunday services operating every week to Crete (Heraklion) from Saturday 24th October through to Saturday 14th November.

Edinburgh – Additional services operating to Rhodes on Wednesday 28th October, as well as on Saturday 7th and 14th November.

Glasgow – Weekly Saturday services operating to Crete (Heraklion) from Saturday 24th October through to Saturday 14th November. In addition, there are weekly Friday services operating to Rhodes from Friday 30th October through to Friday 13th November.

Leeds Bradford – Weekly Saturday services operating to Crete (Heraklion) from Saturday 24th October through to Saturday 14th November.

Manchester – Weekly Saturday and Sunday services operating every week to Crete (Heraklion) from Saturday 24th October through to Saturday 14th November.

Newcastle – Weekly Saturday services operating to Crete (Heraklion) from Saturday 24th October through to Saturday 14th November.

London Stansted - Weekly Saturday and Sunday services operating every week to Crete (Heraklion) from Saturday 24th October through to Saturday 14th November.

The demand for Greek holidays, and our response to quickly add more flights and holidays, demonstrates just how much holidaymakers across the UK want to get away for a well-deserved holiday in the sunshine.

When booking a flight or holiday with Jet2.com or Jet2holidays, customers can experience all the award-winning benefits that they have come to know and love. Whether it is VIP customer service, friendly flight times and a generous 22kg baggage allowance through a flight-only booking with Jet2.com, which saw us win five accolades at the 2020 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice® Awards for Airlines; or that very same VIP customer service, in-resort Customer Helpers, transfers, free child places and ATOL protection with, Jet2holidays, customers can be assured that they are in the very best hands with the Which? Recommended Provider.

As well as delivering an award-winning experience, including a full food and drink service onboard, we are also providing that industry-leading customer service to make everyone’s comfort, safety and well-being our number one priority.

From HEPA filters on aircraft, onboard cleaning and ensuring that everyone wears face masks throughout the flight through to in-resort care, safe transfer journeys and ensuring everything is in place for a healthy and happy holiday, our full pledge to get customers back on holiday can be found at: https://www.jet2holidays.com/safe-travel and https://www.jet2.com/flights/safe-travel  

To give customers even more assurance ahead of their well-deserved holidays, we have also launched a 5* Defaqto rated insurance product, which includes added Covid-19 cover for cancellations and medical claims abroad, as well as cover for travel to destinations where the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advises ‘against all but essential travel’ as a result of Covid-19.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: “We know that the decision to remove quarantine rules is music to the ears of our customers, who are looking to get away to their favourite destinations for some sun, relaxation and time away from it all. This is why we have responded in less than 24 hours to offer them a great choice of flights and holidays to Crete, whilst also giving customers in Scotland more choice to Rhodes too. We have been adding more flights and holidays to Greece over the past few weeks, and we have seen a fantastic reaction to the extra choice, great value and promise of our award-winning customer service. We are expecting more of the same in response to this latest speedy response that we are making in line with customer demand.”