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Boost for Canary Islands as and Jet2holidays adds capacity from Leeds Bradford Airport

16th September 2019 • Posted in Announcements

In response to extra demand at Leeds Bradford Airport, we have today announced that we are adding over 11,000 additional seats to the Canary Islands for Winter 19/20, with additional flights and larger aircraft supporting the expansion.

As Yorkshire’s leading airline and tour operator, we are adding a weekly Thursday service to Fuerteventura from 13th February to 14th May, giving holidaymakers even more choice when it comes to reaching the Winter Sun favourite, famed for its stunning beaches and fantastic year-round climate.

Perfectly timed for the February, Easter and May half-term holidays, it means we will operate up to three weekly services to Fuerteventura during this period. We will also be putting on larger aircraft for a period during November, enabling us to fly even more customers to the Winter Sun hotspot.

Alongside this Fuerteventura expansion, local holidaymakers also have a bigger choice of Lanzarote flights, thanks to the addition of 6,000 departing seats. The introduction of a new weekly Friday flight from 15th November to 13th December means that we will operate up to five weekly services to the popular Canary Islands hotspot, again providing more choice and flexibility. The addition of larger aircraft from early November, gives holidaymakers more scope to enjoy a winter getaway too.

The Canary Islands continue to be a year-round favourite with local holidaymakers. On top of these additional services to Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, we also offer year-round services to Gran Canaria and Tenerife from Leeds Bradford Airport. This huge programme of services to the Canaries provides Yorkshire holidaymakers with unrivalled choice and flexibility.

Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays said: “This is fantastic news for customers in Yorkshire. As the region’s biggest airline and tour operator, we have responded quickly to extra demand for our award-winning flights and ATOL protected package holidays to Lanzarote and Fuerteventura by putting on additional seats and larger aircraft. With more services and frequencies, holidaymakers now have even more choice and flexibility when it comes to where and when they would like to enjoy a getaway.”

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