Flying High at London Stans-Ten!

Posted in New Routes, Announcements

April 06, 2018 at 13:20

Hot on the heels of marking our first anniversary at London Stansted Airport, and Jet2holidays is announcing even more growth at the base today. As locals continue to flock to the sunshine and the ski slopes from London Stansted, 90,000 additional seats are going on sale over the summer and winter to meet this demand, with a tenth based aircraft coming into the fleet to support this expansion.

The new aircraft will come into operation from July, in direct response to continued demand for great value package holidays during the summer, as well as demand for sunny escapes and ski flights during the winter.

We are adding 50,000 seats to the most popular destinations for Summer 18, giving holidaymakers a hol lot more sun, choice and flexibility. In addition to that, another 40,000 seats are going on sale for Winter 18/19, with more flights to winter sun and ski destinations, including a brand new ski route to Turin.

This also means the creation of more new positions in Flight Deck, Ground Operations and Cabin Crew roles, on top of the new 120 jobs that we announced recently.

We will fly to 33 sun and city destinations from London Stansted in Summer 18, and thanks to the addition of this new aircraft holidaymakers can look forward to more flights and holidays to some of their favourite destinations such as Lanzarote, Tenerife, Majorca, Reus, the Algarve, Madeira, Corfu, Zante and Turkey.

We will also fly to 26 destinations from London Stansted in Winter 18/19, including a brand new ski route to Turin, meaning skiers and snowboarders access can ski it to believe it in Italy’s best Alpine resorts, on top of existing ski routes to Geneva, Grenoble, Salzburg and Lyon. In addition, we will be adding more flights to great Winter Sun destinations such as Alicante, Faro, Madeira, the Canary Islands and Antalya.

Since our first flight from London Stansted on March 30th 2017, we have flown more than one million customers to and from our newest base, and strong demand has enabled us to enjoy continued growth. At launch we operated six aircraft at the base whereas today’s announcement means there will be ten based aircraft at London Stansted from July.

Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays said: “Just last week we announced how successful our first year at London Stansted has been, and we are delighted to be building on that with more good news today. The addition of a tenth based aircraft at London Stansted means we are creating even more new jobs in the local area, and are adding more choice, including the launch of a fantastic new ski route to Turin. Since we launched in the South of England, we have been constantly adding more choice for holidaymakers with our award-winning airline and tour operator, and that is down to the continued demand that we have seen from customers.”

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