Friday, 14 September 2018

More flights from Stanstead says Jet2

The UK holiday airline, Jet2 will be increasing schedules and seats from London Stanstead Airport for summer 2019 the company has revealed this week.

The airline and holiday company is planning to base extra aircraft and adding another 100,000 seats from London Stansted, following strong demand from passengers and holidaymakers from the South and South East of England.

This airline says it will now base 12 aircraft at London Stansted next summer, the addition of a new aircraft means another 100,000 seats are going on sale from the Essex airport. That means total seat capacity at Stansted next summer will be over  1.85 million, an increase of 24% on Summer 18.

Jet2 advise they will operate to 36 different destinations during Summer 2019 from Stanstead including the Canary Islands, Cyprus, Turkey, Portugal, the Balearic Islands, and Mainland Spain.

Key developments include:

Cyprus - Now daily services to both Larnaca and Paphos
Turkey - More destinations served in Turkey from London Stansted than any other airline. Now up to 20 weekly services to Turkey, including daily flights to Antalya and Dalaman as well as four weekly services to Bodrum and two to Izmir
Canary Islands – Almost 30 weekly flights, including daily and double-daily services to Lanzarote and Tenerife, as well as five weekly services to Gran Canaria and three weekly services to Fuerteventura
Mainland Spain and Balearic Islands – Almost 60 weekly flights in total, including daily and double-daily services to Alicante, Ibiza, Malaga, Menorca and Majorca
Madeira – only operator to Madeira from London Stansted with weekly services increasing to four
Portugal – number of services to Faro increased to 12 every week
Greece – now over 30 weekly services to eight Greek destinations – Crete (Heraklion and Chania), Corfu, Rhodes, Kefalonia, Zante, Halkidiki and Kos
Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2 said: “This is great news for customers in the South and South East of England who are looking to enjoy a great value package holiday in the sunshine next summer. Continued demand means we are adding extra aircraft and increasing capacity by over 100,000 seats, giving local holidaymakers even more choice and flexibility with our award-winning airline and package holiday business. As the leading tour operator out of London Stansted, we are delighted to be adding more choice to a number of fantastic destinations including Turkey, Cyprus, Greece and Spain.”