London Stansted update: More routes, more capacity, more aircraft

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December 20, 2016 at 10:45 and Jet2holidays has responded to phenomenal customer demand for flights and package holidays from its new base at London Stansted Airport, by adding four new routes, extra capacity and more aircraft - before flights even commence!

Ahead of our first flights launching from London Stansted on March 30th, we have seen excellent trading and demand from customers in the south of England, leading to the addition of new routes Antalya, Corfu, Dalaman and Split which are all on sale now.

Today’s announcement means that a total of 96 weekly flights will operate to 25 fantastic leisure destinations from the base during Summer 2017. This growth is supported by the addition of an extra aircraft, meaning that we will operate seven aircraft from London Stansted. In total, including Winter 17/18, we now operate to a total of 27 destinations from our newest base.

Flights to each of the four new routes will operate twice weekly throughout the summer from July. On top of this, we are also announcing more flights during the summer to some of our most popular destinations. This includes:

  • One extra flight every Monday to Majorca (now ten flights every week and at least one flight daily).
  • One extra flight every Thursday to Menorca (now four flights every week).
  • One extra flight every Saturday to Crete (now four flights every week).
  • Two extra weekly flights (Saturday and Sunday) to Zante (now four flights every week).

In total, the new routes and additional flights represent the addition of over 65,000 extra seats, taking the total number of seats on sale from London Stansted to over 875,000 - a capacity increase of 8%.

Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays said: “We are delighted by the response to our London Stansted Airport launch, with our award-winning airline and fantastic package holidays having huge resonance with customers in the south of England. The phenomenal reaction to our launch means we are already growing our presence at London Stansted, with the addition of Antalya, Corfu, Dalaman and Split meaning that we now offer flights and holidays to 27 fantastic leisure destinations to customers across North & East London and the East of England.”

Mats Sigurdson, Stansted Airport’s Aviation Director, said: “The announcement by and Jet2holidays is fantastic news for Stansted Airport and for passengers from right across the east of England and London. We were confident that the new Jet2 base would prove popular with passengers and this really positive start is a clear demonstration of the strength of demand that exists across the region.”

The news comes as celebrates being the only UK airline to be awarded with prestigious ‘Which? Recommended Provider’ status following our success in this year’s Which? Travel Airlines Survey. This comes on the back of other accolades this year, including being voted the ‘UK’s Top Airline’ and ‘Most Loved Airline’ by users of TripAdvisor and Skytrax respectively.

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