By Ron Howells • 21 June 2021 • 22:40
Jet2 And Jet2holidays Expand Their Services To Spain's Balearic And Canary Islands. image: Pexels
Jet2 And Jet2holidays Expand Their Services To Spain’s Balearic And Canary Islands.
Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have announced they are expanding their 2022 summer programme from Newcastle airport, with extra aircraft and more than 300 flights added to a range of destinations.
The sister brands said the extra capacity was a response to “enormous demand” from holidaymakers in the northeast of England.
It means Jet2.com and Jet2holidays will operate a fleet of up to nine based aircraft at Newcastle during the peak summer 2022 period, with 35 destinations on sale, across mainland Spain, the Balearic and Canary islands, and also Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria and Italy.
Steve Heapy, chief executive of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: “Although there continues to be huge pent-up demand for summer 2021, bookings for next summer are looking very encouraging as customers in the northeast look to plan ahead and get a much-needed holiday locked into their diaries.
“With 35 destinations on sale from Newcastle airport in summer 22 and up to 125 weekly flights departing during peak periods, this expansion gives holidaymakers more choice, more flexibility, and more reason to book their well-deserved flights and real package holidays.”
Richard Knight, chief operating officer at Newcastle airport, added: “Today’s announcement is fantastic news and a significant investment from Jet2.com and Jet2holidays into the region. It is great news to see Jet2.com and Jet2holidays react so positively to the demand in the northeast and to see even more capacity to popular destinations.”
Jet2 Supports Move For Quarantine-Free Travel To Amber Countries
The boss of Jet2 says he welcomes the move towards removing travel restrictions for British holidaymakers who have been fully vaccinated.
Jet2 and Jet2holidays chief executive Steve Heapy said: “This is very welcome news and should represent a meaningful restart to international travel in the very near future.
“The vaccination programme was designed to protect people from coronavirus so that they can enjoy their freedoms once again. If people have received two doses of the vaccine and are still not allowed to travel overseas to enjoy their holidays, what is the purpose of the vaccination programme? The rollout has been a huge success, so it is time for us all to enjoy the benefits of that.
As well as vaccination rates, the UK government has said that they are making decisions about international travel based on infection rates too. If this data is driving these decisions, then we believe that destinations such as Malta, the Balearic Islands and many islands in Greece should be open to holidaymakers from the UK.”
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Ron actually started his working career as an Ophthalmic Technician- things changed when, during a band rehearsal, his amplifier blew up and he couldn’t get it fixed so he took a course at Birmingham University and ended up doing a degree course. He built up a chain of electronics stores and sold them as a franchise over 35 years ago. After five years touring the world Ron decided to move to Spain with his wife and son, a place they had visited over the years, and only bought the villa they live in because it has a guitar-shaped swimming pool!.
Playing the guitar since the age of 7, he can often be seen, (and heard!) at beach bars and clubs along the length of the coast. He has always been interested in the news and constantly thrives to present his articles in an interesting and engaging way.
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