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Glasgow to Greece – Just a Hop Away with Jet2holidays

31st August 2011

- Jet2holidays launches two new holiday destinations for Scottish sunseekers

Holidays to Crete and Rhodes from just £319 each and £60 deposit per person



Package holiday specialist Jet2holidays has launched two new holiday destinations for Summer 2012 direct from Glasgow Airport – the magical Greek Islands of Crete and Rhodes.

Greek times on the runway

On sale from today, holidays to Crete will start operating on Monday 22 May 2012, while Scottish sunseekers will be able to jet away to Rhodes from Tuesday 23 May 2012 – meaning people can take full advantage of the extra bank holidays for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee (4 and 5 June 2012).

Holidays to Crete and Rhodes start from £319 per person for seven nights. The packages combine Jet2.com flights, accommodation, a generous 22kg baggage allowance and resort transfers.  What’s more, early birds keen to secure their 2012 break can do so for a wallet-friendly £60 deposit per person, with an extra £75 off all holidays booked before 31 October 2011.

Jet2holidays are ATOL protected and have been separated into four distinct categories, Family Choice, Adult Choice, Late n’Lively and Luxe, so people can easily select the break which best suits their style and budget – whether it’s enjoying a peaceful break without the kids or celebrating a first holiday abroad with school mates.

Those looking for total luxury can also book a holiday from Jet2holidays’ Indulgent Escapes collection – a brand new range of leading 5 star hotels, handpicked for their first class service and stunning locations.  Indulgent Escape holidays to Rhodes start from £699 per person while luxury Crete getaways start from £849 per person.

Steve Heapy, Managing Director of Jet2holidays, said: “We’re delighted to offer these two new holiday destinations from Glasgow Airport.  Beautiful beaches, warm seas and fascinating history means Greece has always been a popular destination, but the ‘Mamma Mia effect’  plus The Inbetweeners film which is based in Malia, Crete, have really brought this part of the world to the forefront of people’s minds.   This is why we were so keen to make great value holidays and flights to these stunning islands available to Scottish travellers.

Those just wanting flights can book with leading leisure airline, Jet2.com, with weekly flights starting from £71.99 one way including taxes.  In addition to friendly flight times, allocated seating and a generous 22kg luggage allowance, passengers can enjoy optional extras including on demand in flight entertainment and delicious three course meals, to help make the journey fly by.

Steve added: “With these two exciting additions to our programme the total number of destinations we offer from Glasgow is 16. Rhodes and Crete complement the destinations we already offer and together they give the people of Glasgow and the West of Scotland a fantastic choice of city, sun and ski destinations. This announcement further demonstrates our commitment to Glasgow.”

Francois Bourienne, Commercial Director of Glasgow Airport, said: “We’re delighted that Jet2holidays and Jet2.com have once again expanded their operations from Glasgow Airport. Since Jet2holidays and Jet2.com arrived at Glasgow Airport last year they have made a really positive impact on the range of flights and destinations which are available to passengers. It’s great news both for the airport and for holidaymakers in the Glasgow area.”

Destination Snapshot:

Both islands offer visitors the stunning beaches and crystal clear turquoise water Greece is famed for.  Visitors to Rhodes can enjoy everything from the legendary party nights of Faliraki to visiting the ancient Acropolis Temple at Lindos, along with the chance to explore Rhodes Old Town with its cobbled streets and bustling squares.

Meanwhile, visitors to Crete have a choice to enjoy a tranquil getaway at Gouves, a lively break at Hersonissos or a great value family holiday at Sissi. Those looking for a touch of luxury should head for peaceful Elounda, a resort dotted with chic bars, fine restaurants and boasting beautiful beaches leading to crystal clear turquoise water.

Example Jet2holidays packages:

  • Falaraki, Rhodes – seven nights self catering  at the 3 star Billy’s Studios

Great for young couples, singles and friends, the sociable and recently refurbished Billy’s Studios are the ideal choice for a memorable holiday in the lively resort of Faliraki. They are superbly located just a short walk from the beach and various shops, bars and restaurants.

£319 per person, based on two people sharing including resort transfers and a 22kg baggage allowance.

  • Stalis, Crete – seven nights self catering at the 3 star plus Fila Hotel Apartments

In a great location this friendly, family run hotel is popular with couples, families and small groups of friends looking for a good standard of accommodation and brilliant service, which is close to the resort centre and beach.

£319 per person, based on two people sharing including resort transfers and a 22kg baggage allowance.

Example Indulgent Escapes packages:

  • Ixia, Rhodes – seven nights bed and breakfast at the 5 star Sheraton Rhodes Resort
    A superb hotel, the Sheraton Rhodes Resort is amongst the most luxurious on this beautiful island. Located on the edge of a stunning sweeping bay, guests will be able to enjoy the spectacular views of the surrounding landscape and inviting blue seas. 
    £699 per person, based on two people sharing including resort transfers and a 22kg baggage allowance.
  • Elounda, Crete – seven nights half board at the 5 star Elounda Bay Palace
    A member of the Leading Hotels of the World, this stylish hotel enjoys panoramic views of the picturesque mountains and azure Aegean Sea. Small and intimate beaches furnished with sun beds are scattered along the seafront some of the island’s finest restaurants are and just a stone’s throw away.
    £849 per person, based on two people sharing including resort transfers and a 22kg baggage allowance

For more information or to book a great value package holiday visit www.Jet2holidays.com  or for details of flights visit www.Jet2.com.

August 31, 2011 at 15:37