Summer 20 programme expanded from Birmingham Airport

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October 17, 2019 at 16:16 and Jet2holidays has responded to the extra demand from local holidaymakers at Birmingham Airport by announcing a huge expansion to our Summer 20 programme.

This expansion includes two brand new destinations, more flights and holidays, and three additional aircraft. It means we now have over TWO MILLION seats on sale at Birmingham Airport for Summer 20.


We have added weekly flights to a wide range of destinations in the Canaries, Balearics, Spain, Turkey, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Greece, giving holidaymakers unrivalled choice and flexibility. Further details on this expansion can be found below.


We are also excited to announce TWO BRAND NEW DESTINATIONS from Birmingham Airport - SKIATHOS and BARCELONA.


The launch of flights and holidays to Skiathos and Barcelona means we will operate to seven brand new destinations for Summer 20 from Birmingham Airport, in addition to Preveza (Greece), Budapest, Kefalonia, Nice and Murcia.


This growth means we are adding 160,000 seats, representing a year-on-year capacity increase of 23%, and we are adding three additional aircraft into our fleet for the summer to support this expansion.


The extra capacity and key highlights announced from Birmingham Airport today includes:


BRAND NEW SKIATHOS – launch of weekly Wednesday services from 13th May until 30th September giving holidaymakers access to this unspoilt island which features stunning beaches and traditional Greek resorts such as Achladies, Kolios, Koukounaries, Skiathos Town, Troulos and Agia Paraskevi.

BRAND NEW BARCELONA – twice weekly services to the Catalan capital provides local holidaymakers with a fantastic city break option with bars, beaches and boutiques galore.  Holidaymakers can be wowed by the creative genius of Gaudí, take time out along the stunning harbour, or get to know the sandy shorelines of Mediterranean.

Canary Islands – almost 50,000 additional seats announced, meaning up to 28 weekly departures to the Canaries. This includes Tenerife (now up to 12 weekly departures), Gran Canaria (now five weekly services), Fuerteventura (now four weekly services) and Lanzarote (now daily services). Unrivalled choice and flexibility with the UK’s leading operator to the Canaries with 340,000 seats on sale.


Turkey – almost 40,000 additional seats announced, meaning over 200,000 seats on sale in Summer 20. This means 20 weekly services to Turkey, including Dalaman (eight services every week) and Antalya (eight services every week), Bodrum (two weekly services) and Izmir (two weekly services).


Balearic Islands – nearly 300,000 seats on sale with UK’s leading operator to the Balearics. This includes Majorca (now up to 16 weekly services), Menorca (now five weekly services) and Ibiza (daily services) – meaning 28 services every week and again providing unrivalled choice and flexibility.


Greece – up to 25 weekly services to ten destinations in Greece, meaning more choice than ever. In addition to three brand new Greek destinations - Skiathos (weekly services), Kefalonia (weekly services) and Preveza (weekly services) - there are also multiple weekly services to Corfu (three weekly services), Crete (Heraklion) (five weekly services), Crete (Chania) (two weekly services), Kos (three weekly services), Rhodes (four weekly services), Thessaloniki (weekly services) and Zante (four weekly services).


Cyprus – 100,000 seats on sale with more seats added today. More flying to Paphos (now four weekly services) and Larnaca (now five services).


Spain – great choice to mainland Spain with over 350,000 seats on sale. This includes Alicante (11 weekly services), Malaga (ten weekly services), Reus (Costa Dorada) (three services), Girona (Costa Brava) (two weekly services), Costa de Almeria (two weekly services services), and Murcia (two weekly services).


Bourgas (Bulgaria) – increased number of services to this new for Summer 19 destination, meaning three weekly services.


The programme gives local holidaymakers even more choice and flexibility when choosing flights and holidays to their favourite sun and city destinations across Europe, the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands next summer. With daily, double-daily and even three flights daily to the most popular sun and city destinations, this scorching summer programme represents over TWO MILLION seats on sale to 47 destinations in Summer 20. Other key highlights for Summer 20 from Birmingham Airport with and Jet2holidays include:


Croatia – three weekly services to Dubrovnik, two weekly services to Split, and a weekly service to Pula.


Italy – four weekly services to Rome, three weekly services Pisa, two weekly services to Venice, Naples and Verona.


Portugal – 11 weekly services to Faro as well as a weekly service to Madeira.


France – three weekly services to Nice as well as a weekly service to Bergerac.


Three weekly services to Malta.

Two weekly services to fantastic city break destinations: Krakow and Prague.