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Brand new Athens announced for Summer 22

Jet2.com

28th January 2021 • Posted in New Routes, Announcements

We are delighted to announce a stunning new destination to our Summer 22 programme today - the historic Greek city of ATHENS.

From April 2022, we will operate flights and city breaks to the Greek capital – marking the first time that we have operated to the famous ancient city. Flights and city breaks to Athens are on sale with Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks from Birmingham (exclusive route), Manchester and London Stansted Airports, with two weekly services operating from each base until the end of October.

To give holidaymakers even more cheer on the back of adding new routes, destinations and thousands of extra flights in response to demand over recent weeks, we are also introducing two more routes to our Summer 22 network today – Manchester to Toulouse (flight-only) and Glasgow to Kos (flights and holidays).

This latest expansion means that we will operate to 60 sun and city destinations in Summer 22 – including 15 destinations in Greece. As well as that huge choice from across our network of ten UK bases, we will offer the largest number of Greek destinations from Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester and London Stansted Airports.

Customers looking to travel to Athens in Summer 22 can choose a flight-only with Jet2.com, or a package option with Jet2CityBreaks available for a low £60 per person deposit. Package options with Jet2CityBreaks include flights with Jet2.com including 22kg free hold luggage and 10kg of free cabin baggage, transfers to and from the airport, as well as a choice of hotels in the best locations.

Greece’s capital, Athens, is the beating heart of Ancient Greece and holidaymakers can go history hunting, be stunned by world-renowned sights such as the Acropolis, or enjoy the fantastic nightlife. Jet2CityBreaks has a range of 3-5* hotels available in Athens City in neighbourhoods such as Koukaki, Monastiraki and Plaka. These locations provide easy access to the best sites, whether that be the flea market in Monastiraki, the nightlife in Psiri, the ‘Old Town’ of Plaka, the world-famous Acropolis or Syntagma Square.                                                                                                    

From 1st May until 16th October, we will also operate flights to Toulouse from Manchester Airport (currently an unserved route), giving customers from Manchester Airport access to the south west of France. Often called ‘The Pink City’, Toulouse has all the key ingredients for a great break, whether it’s to soak up the culture and visit famous sites including Basilique St-Sernin and the National Space Centre. Those interested in food and drink can sample the famous Toulouse sausage used in the dish of the region, Cassoulet, or enjoy a tipple at one of a number of internationally renowned vineyards. Toulouse is also a gateway to the majestic Pyrenees, Catalan Perpignan, historic Montpellier and the pilgrimage site at Lourdes.

Holidaymakers in Scotland have even more choice too, thanks to the launch of a sixth Greek destination from Glasgow Airport – Kos. We will operate weekly services to Kos from 4th May until 20th October, giving holidaymakers a choice of lively party towns, laid-back seaside resorts and traditional fishing villages – all of them jewelled with beautiful beaches, and dishing up heavenly traditional cuisine.

The good news does not stop there. We are also putting on more flights once again to a range of popular hotspots for Summer 22. In recent weeks, we have responded to demand by adding thousands of additional flights to a wide range of popular hotspots across destinations in Spain, the Canaries, the Balearics, Portugal, Turkey, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Croatia and Malta. We are acting once again today, adding more flights to a number of destinations in Greece including Corfu, Crete (Heraklion and Chania), Kefalonia and Rhodes. 

With a busy programme lined up for Summer 22, including new routes to destinations such as Athens, Iceland, Tivat (Montenegro) and Vienna, holidaymakers are spoiled for choice when it comes to booking their Summer 22 holidays. A full breakdown of what is on sale with Jet2.com, Jet2holidays and Jet2CityBreaks is outlined by base below.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: “Since putting our Summer 22 programme on sale, we have added more flights and destinations in response to the demand from customers who want to get their all-important holidays booked in. Our reputation for looking after customers, whether that’s delivering real package holidays with industry-leading customer service or making sure they are looked after if they cannot travel because of the pandemic, means we have built up a tremendous amount of loyalty and goodwill. On top of that, we listen to customers and if they tell us they want to go somewhere, we will respond. We know that Athens is a destination that customers want to get to, so we are very pleased to be adding it to our exciting Summer 22 programme. This means we now have 60 sun and city destinations on sale next summer from across our network of ten UK bases, giving customers and independent travel agents huge choice when it comes to choosing holidays with our award-winning airline and tour operator.” 

Ioanna Papadopoulou, Athens International Airport’s Communications & Marketing Director said: “We are thrilled with Jet2.com’s vote of trust to the Athens market and their decision to connect, as of Summer 2022,  our city with London Stansted, Manchester and Birmingham, thus enhancing travellers’ choices, through the  offering of their excellent leisure product to our market.

We are firmly committed to stand by our new airline partner, work closely together for the strengthening and enhancement of the tourism flows   and substantially contribute to its successful operations to and from Athens.” 

Emy Anagnostopoulou, Director Greek National Tourist Office, said: “We are extremely excited to hear that Jet2.com will be introducing Athens as a new route from Birmingham, Manchester and London Stansted for Summer 22. We would like to thank everyone at Jet2.com for believing in Greece as an inspirational destination and for their continuous support. We are sure that their customers will not only enjoy the breathtaking archaeological sites and the delicious gastronomic scene of Athens, but they will also have the chance to discover its contemporary and urban side. Holidaymakers will be thrilled by an excursion to the Acropolis, shopping in Monastiraki, tasting local delicacies in tavernas in Plaka and even a swim in the numerous beaches of Athens Riviera or the neighbouring Saronic islands. Athens is the perfect dreamy destination for holidaymakers, and it will satisfy all their travel preferences and expectations.”

Summer 22 broken down by base:

Belfast International

19 sunny hotspots on sale - Antalya, Dalaman, Lanzarote, Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Reus, Alicante, Malaga, Palma (Majorca), Ibiza, Menorca, Crete (Heraklion), Rhodes, Zante, Paphos, Faro (Algarve), Bourgas (Bulgaria), Dubrovnik (Croatia) 

Birmingham

53 sun and city destinations on sale – including brand new La Rochelle, Paris, Athens and Lisbon.

Also on sale - Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman, Izmir, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Reus, Alicante, Barcelona, Malaga, Girona, Costa de Almeria, Palma (Majorca), Ibiza, Menorca, Faro (Algarve), Madeira, Crete (Heraklion), Crete (Chania), Corfu, Kefalonia, Skiathos, Santorini, Kos, Kalamata, Preveza, Rhodes, Halkidiki, Zante, Larnaca, Paphos, Naples, Pisa, Rome, Venice, Verona, Bourgas (Bulgaria), Dubrovnik, Pula, Split, Malta, Bergerac, Jersey, Amsterdam, Budapest, Krakow and Prague.

Bristol

35 sun destinations on sale – including brand new Alicante, Malaga, Bodrum, Dubrovnik and Larnaca as well as a new summer route to Paphos. 

Also on sale - Antalya, Dalaman, Izmir, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Reus, Girona, Costa de Almeria, Palma (Majorca), Ibiza, Menorca, Faro (Algarve), Madeira, Crete (Heraklion), Corfu, Kefalonia, Skiathos, Santorini, Kos, Kalamata, Preveza, Rhodes, Halkidiki, Lesvos, Zante, Naples, Verona.

Edinburgh

32 sun destinations on sale including brand new Skiathos, Santorini and Preveza.

Also on sale - Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman, Izmir, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Reus, Alicante, Malaga, Palma (Majorca), Ibiza, Menorca, Faro (Algarve), Madeira, Crete (Heraklion), Corfu, Halkidiki, Kos, Rhodes, Zante, Larnaca, Paphos, Naples, Verona, Bourgas (Bulgaria), Dubrovnik, Split.

East Midlands

31 sunshine destinations on sale - Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman, Izmir, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Reus, Alicante, Malaga, Girona, Palma (Majorca), Ibiza, Menorca, Faro (Algarve), Madeira, Crete (Heraklion), Corfu, Kefalonia, Skiathos, Kos, Rhodes, Zante, Larnaca, Paphos, Verona, Bourgas (Bulgaria), Dubrovnik, Split, Jersey. 

Glasgow

30 sun and city destinations on sale including brand new Kos.

Also on sale - Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman, Izmir, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Reus, Alicante, Malaga, Palma (Majorca), Ibiza, Menorca, Faro (Algarve), Madeira, Crete (Heraklion), Corfu, Kefalonia, Rhodes, Zante, Larnaca, Paphos, Naples, Bourgas (Bulgaria), Malta, Rome, Krakow and Prague.

Leeds Bradford

49 sun destinations on sale - Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman, Izmir, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Barcelona, Reus, Alicante, Malaga, Girona, Costa de Almeria, Palma (Majorca), Ibiza, Menorca, Faro (Algarve), Madeira, Crete (Heraklion), Crete (Chania), Corfu, Kefalonia, Skiathos, Santorini, Kos, Rhodes, Halkidiki, Zante, Larnaca, Paphos, Naples, Pisa, Rome, Verona, Bourgas (Bulgaria), Dubrovnik, Pula, Split, Malta, Bergerac, La Rochelle, Nice, Paris, Jersey, Amsterdam, Budapest, Krakow and Prague.

Manchester

58 sun and city destinations on sale including brand new Athens and Lisbon, as well as new summer routes to Iceland and Vienna, and the reintroduction of Toulouse and Tivat (Montenegro).

Also on sale - Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman, Izmir, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Barcelona, Reus, Alicante, Malaga, Girona, Costa de Almeria, Palma (Majorca), Ibiza, Menorca, Faro (Algarve), Madeira, Crete (Heraklion), Crete (Chania), Corfu, Kefalonia, Lesvos, Mykonos, Skiathos, Santorini, Kos, Kalamata, Preveza, Rhodes, Halkidiki, Zante, Larnaca, Paphos, Naples, Pisa, Rome, Venice, Verona, Bourgas (Bulgaria), Dubrovnik, Pula, Split, Malta, Bergerac, La Rochelle, Nice, Jersey, Budapest, Krakow, Prague.

Newcastle 

35 sun and city destinations on sale - Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman, Izmir, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Reus, Alicante, Malaga, Girona, Palma (Majorca), Ibiza, Menorca, Faro (Algarve), Madeira, Crete (Heraklion), Corfu, Kefalonia, Skiathos, Santorini, Kos, Rhodes, Halkidiki, Zante, Larnaca, Paphos, Bourgas (Bulgaria), Dubrovnik, Malta, Jersey, Rome, Krakow and Prague.

London Stansted 

44 sun and city destinations on sale – including brand new Athens as well as reintroduction of Tivat (Montenegro), Girona (Costa Brava), Costa De Almeria, Nice and Malta.

Also on sale - Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman, Izmir, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Reus, Alicante, Malaga, Palma (Majorca), Ibiza, Menorca, Faro (Algarve), Madeira, Crete (Heraklion), Crete (Chania), Corfu, Kefalonia, Skiathos, Santorini, Kos, Kalamata, Lesvos, Mykonos, Preveza, Rhodes, Halkidiki, Zante, Larnaca, Paphos, Naples, Verona, Bourgas (Bulgaria), Dubrovnik, Split, Jersey.

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