& Jet2holidays launch new winter route to Madeira

14 Nov 2017 and Jet2holidays have announced their biggest ever winter season from Belfast International Airport, adding over 16,000 seats to its Winter 18/19 programme. Representing a capacity increase of more than 17% on winter 17 from Belfast, over 110,000 seats are on sale from Belfast to 11 winter sun, city and ski destinations– including a brand new winter route to Madeira (Funchal).

Key highlights on the company’s Winter 18/19 programme from Belfast International include:

  • Madeira – launch of brand new winter service with weekly services operating on Mondays
  • Longer seasons to popular hotspots Antalya and Paphos (Cyprus). Flights start in April 2019, giving greater choice for Easter
  • Expansion of Winter programme to Canary Islands with more flights to Fuerteventura and Tenerife - meaning over 65,000 seats on sale to Canaries from Belfast International next winter.
  • Continued success of ski programme
  • Larger aircraft to support increased capacity at Belfast International

With everything wrapped up in one package, holidaymakers in Northern Ireland have access to great value package breaks across thousands of 2-5 star hotels. and Jet2holidays passengers can also enjoy a 22kg baggage allowance and airport transfers included, through a £60 per person deposit.  Jet2holidays also includes free child places on all holidays as well as 0% credit and debit card fees.

Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays, said:  “The announcement of our biggest ever winter programme out of Belfast International Airport shows the confidence that we have in our award-winning airline and package holiday offering.

“We have more seats and holidays than ever to a range of fantastic sun, city and ski destinations, meaning that our Winter 18/19 programme has something for everyone.

“With holidaymakers in Northern Ireland continuing to look to get away on their well-deserved holidays, particularly during the long winter, we are stepping in to meet that demand by putting on more seats to provide more choice and flexibility than ever.”

 Uel Hoey, Business Development Director at Belfast International Airport, said:

 “Once again we are delighted to acknowledge and Jet2holidays’ commitment and progressive approach to the Northern Ireland holiday market and to Belfast International Airport.  We are particularly pleased to see their traditional range of products enhanced by the addition of the beautiful island of Madeira as a new winter holiday option for local travellers.”

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