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Jet2.com and Jet2holidays has responded to the extra demand from local holidaymakers by announcing an expansion to its Summer 20 programme from Birmingham Airport, including two brand new destinations, more flights and holidays, and three additional aircraft.

The airline and tour operator has added weekly flights to a wide range of destinations in the Canaries, Balearics, Spain, Turkey, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Greece, and has also announced two brand new destinations – Skiathos and Barcelona.

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

The addition of over 160,000 seats means a year-on-year capacity increase of 23%, and the company is adding three additional aircraft into its fleet for the summer to support this expansion.

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

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 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 Jet2.com 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.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said:

“There has been unprecedented demand for our award-winning flights and ATOL protected package holidays from Birmingham Airport, and this major expansion underlines our commitment to giving local holidaymakers the very best choice. The addition of three extra aircraft into our fleet represents a significant investment at Birmingham Airport, enabling us to fly more customers to 47 fantastic destinations with over two million seats on sale. Our expanded Summer 20 programme, featuring seven brand new destinations including Skiathos and Barcelona, gives local holidaymakers unrivalled choice and flexibility, and really responds to the demand that is out there.”

Tom Screen, Aviation Director of Birmingham Airport said:

“It is great news that Jet2.com and Jet2holidays is offering passengers even more choice out of Birmingham Airport by adding these new routes and extra capacity for summer 2020.  Jet2.com and Jet2holidays offers great customer service at friendly low fares ensuring that there is something for everyone whether looking to book a holiday or a city break, and we are delighted to see its expansion continuing in Birmingham.”