More Summer 20 expansion at Manchester Airport

Posted in Announcements

January 24, 2020 at 10:51

Details of our latest expansion at Manchester Airport have been announced today, meaning that we now have over 3.5 MILLION seats on sale for Summer 20, giving local holidaymakers more choice and flexibility than ever before.

In response to the continued demand for award-winning flights and holidays from customers at Manchester Airport, we have added more services during the peak summer holiday season to popular destinations including the Canaries, Balearics, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Greece, Italy and Bulgaria.


This is the latest expansion at Manchester Airport, with our Summer 20 programme now including TEN BRAND NEW DESTINATIONS and over 3.5 million seats on sale. This represents over 700,000 more seats than last summer, a capacity increase of 25%. The expanded operation means that we will operate more than 330 weekly departures during the peak summer season.


Today’s announcement means that we are putting on additional flights during the peak summer holiday period to popular destinations in the Canaries (Tenerife and Fuerteventura), Balearics (Majorca and Menorca), Mainland Spain (Alicante), Portugal (Faro), Turkey (Dalaman and Antalya), Greece (Corfu and Crete – Heraklion), Italy (Naples) and Bulgaria (Bourgas).


This is on top of other key highlights for Summer 20 from Manchester Airport, including TEN BRAND NEW DESTINATIONS, six of which are in Greece. The new destinations are: Mykonos, Skiathos, Santorini, Kalamata (Peloponnese), Preveza, Lesvos, Tivat (Montenegro), Zadar (Croatia), Lisbon and Innsbruck.


We have also significantly expanded our programme to many popular sun and city destinations, giving holidaymakers more choice and flexibility than ever. This means we can offer flexible duration holidays to even more customers from Manchester Airport this summer. Jet2holidays pioneered this concept to UK holidaymakers over ten years ago in response to the increasing number of people looking for a holiday outside of the traditional 7- or 14-night period. Through Jet2holidays, customers have complete control of the duration of their holiday, in line with their budget and requirements.


This expansion includes more flights and holidays to the Canaries, Balearics, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Portugal, Cyprus, Croatia, Italy, France and Malta.


Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays said: “This hugely expanded programme has come in response to the continued demand for our award-winning flights and holidays from customers in Manchester and across the North West. Over 3.5 million seats and ten brand new destinations represents significant growth at Manchester Airport, and we are delighted to be offering holidaymakers so much choice and flexibility. With so much to choose from, alongside all the benefits that make customers choose us time and time again, we are looking forward to an exciting summer filling our aircraft with happy holidaymakers.”


Julian Carr, Aviation Director at Manchester Airport, said: “It’s great to see increase its programme this summer at Manchester Airport. I am sure the extra capacity and new destinations will prove popular with our annual 29.5 million passengers.”