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Commitment to Lanzarote Recognised by Minister

03rd September 2019 • Posted in Awards, Announcements

The Minister of Tourism for Lanzarote has presented and Jet2holidays with an award for Sustainability & Marketing of the Island.

Angel Vazquez, the Minister of Tourism for Lanzarote, presented the award to Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays, in recognition of our continued commitment to Lanzarote.

Since launching operations to Lanzarote, we have increased capacity every single year and today we are the UK’s biggest tour operator to the island – as we are to Tenerife, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria – our other destinations in the Canary Islands. This Winter, we have over 370,000 seats on sale to Lanzarote, and Summer 20 will see us operate our biggest ever summer programme to the island with over 550,000 seats on sale.

Whilst other airlines and tour operators have moved capacity from Lanzarote, we have continued to fly more and more holidaymakers to the island, filling hotels and boosting the local economy. In addition, we have created year-round jobs through the employment of customer helpers in airports and resorts, and well as colleagues operating the popular Free Resort Flight Check-in service, which allows Jet2holidays customers to check-in for their flight at their hotel.

Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays, was in Lanzarote to talk to hoteliers and the industry about the company’s continued commitment to the island. Speaking after the presentation he said: “I am extremely proud to accept this prestigious award from the Minister of Tourism for Lanzarote. The accolade recognises our successful operation in Lanzarote and reflects our absolute commitment to bringing more and more holidaymakers to this fantastic destination. We have always focused steadfastly on promoting Lanzarote as a wonderful year-round destination for holidaymakers, and this award makes us more determined to continue that.”

Ángel Vazquez, Minister of Tourism said: “We’d like to express our gratitude to and Jet2holidays for their continued support of the island of Lanzarote by increasing flight connections and contracts with hotels and services. We thank them again for this cooperation and encourage the Group to continue their support to the island.”

Héctor Fernández, Managing Director Lanzarote Tourism, said: “We recognise and Jet2holidays as a very valued partner and renew our yearly marketing agreements, whose results are a great success to Lanzarote.”

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