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Published: Fri 17 Jun 2016 at 09:25

Updated: Fri 17 Jun 2016 at 11:20

Winter Sun, Announcements

- Over 1.5 million seats this winter including ten new winter sun, city break, and ski destination routes
- More than one million seats to winter sun destinations – a whopping 60% increase on last year has today announced its biggest ever winter programme, with more than 1.5 million seats available between 30th October 2016 and 25th March 2017.

The huge programme means that is offering almost 500,000 more seats for its winter 2016/17 season than in 2015/16. This growth has been driven by the expansion of popular existing routes as well as the launch of ten brand new routes. Holidaymakers jetting off for winter sun have played a key role in fuelling this growth, with more than one million seats heading to winter sun destinations during winter 2016/17 – a huge 60% increase on last year.

The ten new routes launched for winter 2016/17 mean that customers can choose from more winter sun, city break and ski destinations including:

  • Berlin: from Leeds Bradford Airport
  • Fuerteventura: from Edinburgh Airport
  • Geneva: from Glasgow Airport
  • Grenoble: from East Midlands, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford and Newcastle Airports
  • Salzburg: from East Midlands Airport
  • Sofia: from Manchester Airport
  • Turin: from Edinburgh Airport

  • In addition, the nation’s desire to soak up some sunshine during the long British winter means that has added more seats to winter sun destinations this year. This includes:

  • Over 150,000 more seats to the Canary Islands (50,000 more to Gran Canaria, 40,000 more to Fuerteventura, 35,000 more to Tenerife and 30,000 more to Lanzarote)
  • The addition of 80,000 more seats to Alicante, resulting in more than 200,000 seats in total.
  • Almost 60,000 more seats to Malaga thanks to twice the amount of flights compared to last winter.
  • More than double the amount of winter flights to Faro, meaning an extra 40,000 seats overall.
  • Steve Heapy, Chief Executive Officer, and Jet2holidays said: “With over 1.5 million seats available, this is by far our biggest winter programme to date. The number of people jetting away for some much-needed winter sunshine means we are seeing spectacular growth, and we have added over 400,000 winter sun seats to popular holiday hotspots such as Alicante, the Canary Islands and the Algarve.”

    “It isn’t just the sunshine that is driving growth, as our ski and city break destinations are on the up too. As a result we are adding new winter routes to destinations such as Berlin, Turin, Salzburg and Grenoble. When you combine these new routes with the success of our other winter destinations then it puts us in a very strong position to enjoy our most successful winter yet.”

    For further information and to book visit or www.jet2CityBreaks

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