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Sprinkling the magic as Christmas Markets trips return for Winter 2021

Jet2.com

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March 02, 2021 at 16:22

We are bringing back our popular Christmas Markets programme for 2021, with flights and trips now on sale to eight winter wonderlands. 

With customers missing out on the best of Europe’s Christmas markets last year, we are bringing back our popular Christmas markets programme in style, thanks to the launch of a mini-series of dedicated trips to the winter wonderlands of Berlin (Brandenburg Airport)BudapestCologneKrakowCopenhagen, Prague and Vienna.

As the leading leisure airline and UK’s largest operator of European city breaks, we will operate a programme of dedicated trips to eight Christmas market destinations between November and January from seven of our UK bases. In total, there are 17 dedicated trips on sale, and this includes nine new routes including: 

  • Belfast International to Prague
  • Birmingham to Berlin (Brandenburg Airport)
  • East Midlands to Copenhagen
  • Glasgow to Budapest
  • Leeds Bradford to Berlin (Brandenburg Airport)
  • Leeds Bradford to Cologne
  • Newcastle to Berlin (Brandenburg Airport)
  • Newcastle to Cologne  
  • Newcastle to Copenhagen

In addition, we will operate new scheduled flights and city breaks to Lisbon for Winter 21, as well as to Budapest, Prague, and Krakow. With multiple weekly flights on sale to destinations during winter and in the build up to Christmas, customers and independent travel agents have complete choice and flexibility when it comes to visiting the most charming Christmas markets in Europe – whether it’s for a long weekend, midweek break or longer. 

The full Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks Christmas market programme for Winter 21 is as follows: 

Belfast International:

  • Brand-new mini-series of flights and breaks to Prague operating from 3rd to 20th December. This means five departures in total with Monday and Friday services operating for Winter 21.  

Birmingham:

  • Brand-new mini-series of flights and breaks to Berlin with up to twice-weekly services (Monday and Friday) from 26th November to 13th December, meaning six departures in total. 
  • Mini-series of flights and breaks also to Vienna, with weekly Thursday and Sunday services operating from 25th November to 19th December, meaning eight departures available.  
  • New Monday and Friday services to Lisbon from 1st November to 25th March 2022 for Winter 21. 
  • Two-weekly services operating during the winter to Budapest and Prague.   
  • Flights and city breaks available to the polish city of Krakow

East Midlands:

  • Brand-new mini-series of flights and breaks to Copenhagen with Monday and Friday services available from 6th to 13th December. 
  • Mini-series of flights and breaks to Budapest with up to twice-weekly services (Monday and Friday) from 26th November to 20th December, meaning seven departures in total.  
  • Mini-series of flights and breaks also available to Prague, with Thursday and Sunday services operating from 2nd to 19th December, meaning five departures in total. 

Glasgow: 

  • Brand-new mini-series of flights and breaks to Budapest with up to twice-weekly services (Monday and Friday) from 26th November to 13th December, meaning five departures in total. 
  • In addition, two-weekly services to Krakow and Prague are available during Winter 21.  

Leeds Bradford: 

  • Brand-new mini-series of flights and breaks to Berlin with up to twice-weekly services (Thursday and Sunday) from 25th November to 12th December, meaning five departures in total. 
  • Brand-new mini-series of flights and breaks to Cologne from 26th November to 6th December, with services twice-weekly operating on a Monday and Friday.  
  • Mini-series of flights and breaks to Vienna with up to twice-weekly services (Thursday and Sunday) from 25th November to 19th December, meaning seven departures in total. 
  • In addition, there are also two-weekly services operating to Budapest, Krakow, and Prague for Winter 21.  

Manchester:

  • Mini-series of flights and breaks to Cologne with up to two-weekly flights (Monday and Friday) from 26th November to 20th December, meaning seven departures in total. 
  • New Thursday and Sunday services available to Lisbon from 4th November to 24th March 2022 for Winter 21.  
  • In addition, there are also four-weekly services to Budapest and Krakow, as well as multiple weekly services to Prague and Vienna, offering plenty of opportunity for customers to experience a Christmas market in one of these destinations this winter.  

Newcastle: 

  • Brand-new mini-series of flights and breaks to Berlin with up to twice-weekly services (Thursday and Sunday) from 25th November to 12th December, meaning five departures in total.  
  • Also available is a mini-series of flights and breaks to Budapest, thanks to Monday, Thursday and Sunday services operating from 25th November to 3rd January, meaning 12 departures in total.  
  • Another new Winter 21 addition - brand-new mini-series of flights and breaks to Cologne from 6th to 13th December, with Monday and Friday services operating.  
  • New mini-series of flights and breaks to Copenhagen also available. Three departures in total thanks to two-weekly services (Monday and Friday) from 26th November to 6th December. 
  • A mini-series of flights and breaks to Vienna means up to two-weekly services from 26th November to 13th December. 
  • More opportunity for customers to visit the Christmas markets in Krakow and Prague with two-weekly services to the European Christmas market destinations for Winter 21.  

Customers can pick from flight-only options with Jet2.com, or package options with Jet2CityBreaks. Package options with Jet2CityBreaks are available for a low £60 per person booking deposit, and include flights with Jet2.com, 22kg hold luggage and 10kg free cabin baggage, as well as transfers to and from the airport. Customers can also pick from a choice of 2 to 5-star hotels in central locations, providing the perfect base from which to explore and experience the most magical Christmas market destinations in Europe throughout the festive season.   

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: “People missed out on the opportunity to visit Europe’s most magical Christmas market destinations last year, so we’re delighted that these popular trips are back again for 2021. We’re very excited about the return of the programme and we know customers will be equally excited to see the Christmas markets well and truly back. With this fantastic programme of destinations, flights, and festive trips on sale from seven UK bases, customers and independent travel agents can choose from the best of Europe’s Christmas markets once again this year and add a sprinkle of magic to any Christmas celebration.”