More summer flights to Greece from Leeds Bradford

Posted in New Routes, Announcements

January 05, 2017 at 11:57

We are kicking off 2017 with great news for our customers at Leeds Bradford Airport. In response to soaring demand for flights and package holidays to Greece from the airport, we are today announcing more flights to three popular Greek destinations this Summer.

Additional weekly flights will operate to Zante, Crete and Rhodes from July through to September, meaning we will operate up to 14 flights every week to Greece this summer – representing our biggest ever programme to Greece from the airport. This makes and Jet2holidays the leading operator to Greece from Leeds Bradford, with flights and holidays to seven Greek destinations: Zante, Crete, Rhodes, Corfu, Kos, Kefalonia as well as BRAND NEW Halkidiki.

The additional flights are:

  • Zante – the addition of a weekly flight every Thursday (now three flights every week).
  • Crete (Heraklion) – the addition of a weekly flight every Friday (now four flights every week).
  • Rhodes – the addition of a weekly Saturday flight (now three flights every week).

This is great news ahead of Summer 17, which will see our biggest ever flights and holidays programme from Leeds Bradford. We have increased capacity by 18%, to over 1.5 million seats for the summer, with 14 aircraft serving the base.

Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays said: “This is a great start to the New Year. Our flights and holidays programme from Leeds Bradford Airport keeps getting bigger and bigger, in response to the phenomenal demand from local people who trust us to deliver fantastic flights and package holidays time and time again. This summer is going to be our biggest ever out of Leeds Bradford, with destinations such as Greece driving that. The popularity of Greece shows no sign of slowing down, which is why we are cementing our position as Yorkshire’s leading operator to Greece by putting on even more flights.”

Tony Hallwood, Leeds Bradford Airport’s Aviation Development Director said: “Leeds Bradford Airport welcomes the growth of capacity to Greece with for Summer 2017. With strong demand for package holidays this summer, families will now have an even wider choice from LBA flying to Zante, Crete and Rhodes.”