Jet2 increases the number of flights from Manchester to holiday destinations in the summer season 2021
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Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have responded to the growing demand for the 21 summer holidays at Manchester Airport, adding more flights to the Canary Islands, mainland Spain, Portugal, Greece, Turkey and Cyprus.
The increase in capacity means that thousands of additional seats have been put up for sale to 12 destinations - Tenerife, Lanzarote, Malaga, Faro, Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman, Corfu, Skiathos, Kos, Halkidiki and Paphos - in direct response to holiday demand in countries and destinations that have said they will welcome tourists from the UK this summer.
Jet2 recorded a 1.000% increase in bookings
The company recorded a 1.000% increase in bookings immediately after the prime minister's announcement of a plan to exit the lockdown, with demand continuing today. After a blocked and uncertain 2020, the British want to travel.
In addition, data from Jet2holidays show that bookings have increased in response to destinations preparing to receive tourists from the UK. This includes bookings to Cyprus, which have risen by 200% in last week's announcement by Cyprus' deputy tourism minister, saying UK tourists who have been vaccinated will be able to travel to Cyprus this summer.
There has also been an increase in bookings in Greece, after the Greek tourism minister said visitors are welcome if they have been vaccinated, have antibodies or are tested negative for coronavirus. Ministers from other destinations, including Turkey, Spain and Portugal, also spoke about the reopening of the tourist season this summer.
Additional flights offered by Jet2:
Canary Islands: Tenerife and Lanzarote - 19 weekly flights to Tenerife and up to 11 weekly flights to Lanzarote in October.
Mainland Spain: Malaga - additional services throughout October, which means up to nine weekly flights throughout October.
Portugal: Lighthouse - additional services at the end of September and throughout October, offering tourists more options to the Algarve. That means up to ten weekly flights to Lighthouse.
Turkey: Antalya, Bodrum and Dalaman - additional services in September and October: 17 weekly services to Antalya and up to 16 weekly services to Dalaman, in October.
Greece: Corfu, Skiathos, Kos and Halkidiki - up to four weekly flights to Corfu, up to six weekly flights to Kos and up to two weekly flights to Halkidiki, in October. In addition, the season in Skiathos extends until mid-October.
Cyprus: Paphos - additional services in September and throughout October, which means up to nine weekly services throughout October.