Jet2.com and Jet2holidays are continuing to expand their operations from Belfast International Airport with the launch of their biggest ever winter flights and holidays programme for 2017/18.
The leading leisure airline and package holiday company is building on its 2016 success by adding over 40,000 EXTRA SEATS for its Winter 17/18 programme, with even more flights and extended season lengths on popular destinations.
Over 100,000 seats are now on sale from Belfast International Airport to a choice of winter sun destinations across the Mediterranean and Europe, an impressive 65% uplift on this year. With everything wrapped up in one package, the increased Jet2holidays winter programme offers Northern Ireland holidaymakers access to great value package breaks across thousands of 2-5 star hotels, with Jet2.com flights, industry leading 22kg baggage allowance and airport transfers included, through a £60 per person deposit.
Offering full ATOL protection, Jet2holidays also includes free infant places on all holidays as well as 0% credit card fees. The biggest ever winter sun programme from Belfast International Airport includes huge growth to the Canary Islands, with a choice of up to eight weekly flights meaning there are over 25,000 seats available to Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, Tenerife and Fuerteventura.
The programme also sees strong growth and extended programmes to popular winter sun destinations such as Alicante (four weekly flights) and Malaga (three weekly flights). Early bookers will also be able to take advantage of flights and holidays being available for Easter, including twice weekly services to Faro. This is the latest in a number of growth announcements from Jet2.com and Jet2.holidays this year.
The company has launched two new bases at Birmingham and London Stansted Airports, along with the purchase of 30 new Boeing 737-800 airplanes and the creation of around 1,000 new jobs, including 50 at Belfast International Airport. In addition to today’s announcement, the company launched its biggest ever Summer programme for 2017 earlier this year, and the accolades have been pouring in, with Jet2.com been voted the ‘UK’s Top Airline’ and ‘Most Loved Airline’ by users of TripAdvisor and Skytrax respectively.
Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: “This is a very exciting time for Jet2.com and Jet2holidays and today’s announcement is yet another step on our ambitious growth plans from Belfast International Airport. Our biggest ever winter programme gives local people more opportunity than ever to visit their favourite sun destinations all-year-round. We’re delighted to offer customers the chance to enjoy the best that Europe has to offer on our award winning airline.”
Airport managing director Graham Keddie said: “This increase in winter capacity by Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, as well as their recent jobs announcement, demonstrates their continued commitment to the Northern Ireland market. Holidaymakers now have more choice for their winter breaks – and all direct from their local airport.”