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Further capacity added to Rhodes and Madeira

12th October 2020 • Posted in Announcements and Jet2holidays have added even more capacity to Rhodes and Madeira in response to continued demand from British holidaymakers wanting to escape to the two destinations in October and November. This announcement comes just a week after we increased capacity to both destinations.

We are adding more November services to Rhodes from five of our UK bases (Birmingham, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle and London Stansted), with seats expected to sell fast given the strong demand. As a result of today’s announcement, we have added over 50 additional services to Rhodes in the past week alone, giving customers fantastic choice and flexibility.

In response to continued demand for flights and holidays to Madeira, we have also announced more services in October and November from Leeds Bradford and Manchester. This means that we have added 17 additional services to the popular island in the past week.

All of the additional flights are weekend services and are perfectly timed for those looking to get away and soak up some sunshine. The new flights added today are as follows:

Rhodes – ten additional services in total, thanks to extra Saturday services departing on 7th and 14th November from Birmingham, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle and London Stansted.

Madeira (Funchal) – eight additional flights, including extra Saturday services on 24th October, 31st October, 7th November and 14th November from Leeds Bradford, as well as additional Sunday services on 25th October, 1st November, 8th November and 15th November from Manchester.

This continued demand, and our response to quickly add more flights and holidays, demonstrates just how much British holidaymakers want to get away for a well-deserved holiday in the sunshine. With great last-minute deals available, we are expecting them to sell very quickly, as customers look to grab a well-deserved holiday.

Today’s additions are on top of our current programme to these destinations, as well as other popular hotspots in Corfu, Kos, Italy, and Cyprus, with lots of choice and flexibility to Paphos and Larnaca available.

When booking a flight or holiday with or Jet2holidays, customers can experience all the award-winning benefits that they have come to know and love. Whether it is VIP customer service, friendly flight times and a generous 22kg baggage allowance through a flight-only booking with, which saw us win five accolades at the 2020 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice® Awards for Airlines; or that very same VIP customer service, in-resort Customer Helpers, transfers, free child places and ATOL protection with, Jet2holidays, customers can be assured that they are in the very best hands with the Which? Recommended Provider.

As well as delivering an award-winning experience, including a full food and drink service onboard, we are providing that industry-leading customer service to make everyone’s comfort, safety and well-being our number one priority.

From HEPA filters on aircraft, onboard cleaning and ensuring that everyone wears face masks throughout the flight through to in-resort care, safe transfer journeys and ensuring everything is in place for a healthy and happy holiday, our full pledge to get customers back on holiday can be found at: and  

To give customers even more assurance ahead of their well-deserved holidays, we have also launched a 5* Defaqto rated insurance product, which includes added Covid-19 cover for cancellations and medical claims abroad, as well as cover for travel to destinations where the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advises ‘against all but essential travel’ as a result of Covid-19.

Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays said: “After adding capacity to Rhodes and Madeira just last week, we have continued to experience strong demand to both fantastic destinations. As always, we respond quickly to what holidaymakers are telling us, which is why we are delighted to be adding even more flights today, giving customers added choice and flexibility. The strong desire to escape the gloom, combined with great value and our award-winning customer service, is the perfect mix for customers who want enjoy a lovely holiday in the sunshine and we look forward to taking them away.”

The additional services by base are as follows:


Birmingham Airport – Rhodes

Leeds Bradford – Madeira, Rhodes

Manchester – Madeira, Rhodes

Newcastle – Rhodes

London Stansted – Rhodes

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