Further Expansion at East Midlands for and Jet2holidays

Posted in New Routes

September 12, 2013 at 14:15 has today revealed significant growth plans for East Midlands Airport including FOUR new routes on sale today – Fuerteventura, Jersey, Kos and Reus.

The launch of these popular European hotspots follows the recent additions of Budapest, Paris, Prague, Madeira and Zante – giving local passengers a choice of NINE exciting new city and sun destinations for 2014.

Over 650,000 seats are now available for next summer, with the leading leisure airline doubling capacity in just two years. The introduction of a fifth aircraft next year also sees increased frequency of flights to nine of the region’s most popular destinations, including Tenerife and Palma. In total will operate 150 flights a week during peak season next year.

As a result of this continued expansion at the airport, nearly 100 new jobs have been created by this year alone.

Steve Heapy, Chief Executive Officer of and Jet2holidays, said: “It’s exciting times for and Jet2holidays at East Midlands Airport. It is an important base for us and the launch of these four fantastic new routes today, on top of the six new destinations we’ve added since this spring, shows our commitment to giving our local customers an unrivalled choice of city, sun and ski holidays.

“Since our first flight took off we have grown significantly year on year to now offer flights and Jet2holidays to 31 fantastic European destinations. We’re thrilled to make even more seats available for next year, meaning more local holidaymakers can enjoy our great value and award winning service.”

Stephen Turner, Aviation Commercial Director for M.A.G, owners of East Midlands Airport, said: "We are delighted that is further expanding its network with four new routes for summer 2014. Now into its fourth year of flying from the East Midlands, the airline has grown its route network by 77 per cent. We’ve recently enjoyed a busy summer season and today's announcement for summer 2014, helps to put the airport in an even stronger position as we continue to extend and develop our services."

New route information:

  • Fuerteventura – weekly flights start on 23 May 2013, with prices from £69 per person.
  • Reus – weekly flights commence on 28 May 2013, with prices from £41 per person.
  • Kos – the only scheduled service available from the airport – weekly flights start on 27 May 2013 with prices from £76 per person.
  • Jersey – weekly flights start on 24 May 2013, with prices from £31 per person.

ATOL protected package holidays are also available from Jet2holidays with prices starting from £399 per person for seven nights, secured with only a £60 deposit.;