Thursday, 12 November 2020

Jet2 to open 10th base at Bristol Airport

The UK holiday airline Jet2 has confirmed a massive major expansion into the south announcing that its 10th UK base will be at Bristol.  

The company has put an exciting 33 destinations on sale from Bristol Airport which includes flights to 29 summer hotspots for the summer 2021 period. The airline is also going to operate to 11 destinations for the Winter 21/22 season. 

In the first summer of operations from Bristol Airport, Jet2 will operate up to 56 weekly flights. This is a huge programme for the firm, representing 450,000 seats on sale. The first flights will depart from Bristol Airport on 1st April, with the inaugural flight taking holidaymakers to Lanzarote.

Customers can book direct or through an independent travel agent, As well as booking and travelling on award-winning flights and ATOL protected package holidays from Bristol Airport, customers can now get to experience and enjoy the VIP customer service which has seen the company grow and repeatedly win high-profile accolades such as Which? Recommended Provider and TripAdvisor’s Best Airline – UK and Top 10 Airlines of the World.

This VIP customer service includes friendly flight times and a generous 22kg baggage allowance through flight-only bookings and holiday bookings get that very same VIP customer service, in-resort Customer Helpers, transfers, free child places and ATOL protection with the UK’s second-largest tour operator, Jet2holidays.    


Jet2 says "We have continued this customer-first strategy throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, winning praise from customers, consumer organisations, media, and independent travel agents for how we have looked after customers affected by programme changes." 

The new Bristol Airport base will mean more than 200 new jobs, including flight and cabin crew, engineers and ground operations staff. More details on https://www.jet2careers.com/  

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2: “This is an incredibly exciting day for Jet2 as we expand our award-winning flights and holidays to Bristol Airport. We know how much demand there is, because we have been listening to customers and independent travel agents in the region for some time. We are delighted to be bringing them the news that they have been looking forward to, meaning that they can finally enjoy real package holidays from Bristol Airport.”

“The announcement of our tenth UK base reflects our long-term strategy to continue growing our successful business and become the UK’s leading leisure travel business. It also represents a significant investment in the region, including the creation of at least 200 new jobs. As well as this huge economic contribution, this announcement means holidaymakers can look forward to something they have not experienced before from Bristol Airport, which is our award-winning customer service. We cannot wait to launch operations, and we look forward to taking holidaymakers from Bristol Airport on a package holiday they can trust.”

Dave Lees, CEO, Bristol Airport said: “We are delighted to welcome Jet2  and Jet2holidays to Bristol Airport. This exciting news is a major step towards the future by creating job opportunities, providing significant investment and an increase in the choice of destinations and holidays available to customers in the region.  We will continue to work closely with Jet2 and Jet2holidays on the strategic partnership and develop further opportunities in the future.”

Summer 21 Programme from Bristol Airport:

Mainland Spain

Costa de Almeria – NEW ROUTE FOR BRISTOL AIRPORT with weekly Thursday services operating in Summer 21

Girona (Costa Brava) – weekly Saturday services

Reus – up to two weekly services (Monday and Thursday)

 

Canary Islands

Fuerteventura – up to two weekly services (Tuesday and Saturday)

Gran Canaria - up to two weekly services (Monday and Thursday)

Lanzarote - two weekly services (Thursday and Sunday)

Tenerife – up to three weekly services (Tuesday, Friday and Saturday)

Balearic Islands

Ibiza – up to three weekly services (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday)

Majorca – up to five weekly services (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday)

Menorca – up to three weekly services (Tuesday, Friday and Saturday)

Portugal

Faro – up to four weekly services (Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday)

Madeira – weekly Monday services

Italy

Naples – weekly Sunday services

Verona - weekly Saturday services

Greece – 12 Greek destinations on sale including:

Corfu – up to two weekly services (Wednesday and Sunday)

Crete (Heraklion) - up to two weekly services (Tuesday and Friday)

Halkidiki – weekly Thursday services

Kalamata – NEW ROUTE FOR BRISTOL AIRPORT with weekly Wednesday services

Kefalonia – weekly Sunday services

Kos – weekly Thursday services

Lesvos - NEW ROUTE FOR BRISTOL AIRPORT with weekly Sunday services

Preveza - weekly Sunday services

Rhodes – up to two weekly services (Tuesday and Saturday)

Santorini – weekly Wednesday services

Skiathos – up to two weekly services (Wednesday and Sunday)

Zante - up to two weekly services (Monday and Friday)

Turkey

Antalya – three weekly services (Monday, Wednesday and Friday)

Dalaman – up to four weekly services (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday)

Izmir - NEW ROUTE FOR BRISTOL AIRPORT with weekly Tuesday services operating

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays’ Winter 21/22 Programme from Bristol Airport:

Canary Islands

Fuerteventura – two weekly services (Wednesday and Saturday)

Gran Canaria - two weekly services (Monday and Thursday)

Lanzarote - three weekly services (Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday)

Tenerife – four weekly services (Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday)

Portugal

Faro – two weekly services (Monday and Friday)

Madeira – weekly Monday services

Cyprus

Paphos – weekly Sunday services

Turkey

Antalya – two weekly services (Tuesday and Friday)

Ski services

Geneva – weekly Saturday services

Grenoble - weekly Sunday services

Salzburg – weekly Saturday services



 



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