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Dearly Loving Madeira

Published: Mon 14 Nov 2016 at 15:10

Updated: Tue 15 Nov 2016 at 11:11

If you have been to Madeira you will already have fallen in love with this stunning island. There is no doubt that we have at and Jet2holidays too.

As a result we are significantly increasing our Madeira capacity in Summer 17, including a brand new route from London Stansted Airport. The launch of two weekly flights from our ninth UK base makes the route exclusive to and Jet2holidays and means that we now operate to Madeira from six UK bases – London Stansted, Manchester, Leeds Bradford, East Midlands, Newcastle and Glasgow.

On top of launching this exclusive route from London Stansted, we have significantly increased capacity from Manchester and Newcastle Airports, meaning we will operate almost 30,000 more seats in Summer 2017 than Summer 2016.

On the back of this growth, Jet2holidays customers will be given access to great value package breaks at our widest ever range of 2-5 star hotels in Madeira too, with over 50 properties covering 8 resorts: Funchal, Canico, Calheta, Machico, Santa Cruz, Canical, Ribeira Brava and Santo da Serra.

With our biggest ever selection of flights and holidays to Madeira, there really is no better time to get out there and see why it is so popular.

Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays, said: “We are the only airline to operate flights to Madeira from London Stansted Airport, and based on how strongly our other Madeira flights are performing across the UK, we are very confident these two weekly flights will be a tremendous success.

“The island of Madeira is one of our top performing destinations not just because of its great climate and stunning scenery, but because there is so much to do, whether that be exploring bustling Funchal, enjoying the fantastic local cuisine, or hiking in the island’s mountain region. As such we’re significantly increasing capacity out of Manchester and Newcastle Airports too, meaning we have almost 30,000 additional Madeira seats in summer 2017.”

Madeira Airport Director, Duarte Ferreira said: “We are very happy to see the growing commitment of and Jet2holidays to Madeira. We are aware that this new connection to Stansted will serve a new market and we are sure that it will be another successful route.”

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