Home / News / Winter Sun / Over 100,000 winter seats added to meet increased demand

Over 100,000 winter seats added to meet increased demand

Published: Wed 04 Oct 2017 at 10:34

Updated: Thu 14 Dec 2017 at 18:59

Winter Sun, Announcements and Jet2holidays has responded to the extra demand at Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds Bradford airports, by adding thousands of seats and holidays to the most popular winter sun and city hotspots.

We are adding over 100,000 winter seats across the three bases, meaning we have a total of more than 2.5 MILLION SEATS ON SALE this winter ( 54% capacity increase). This latest growth includes:

Birmingham Airport:

  • An additional 55,000 seats from Birmingham Airport meaning over 300,000 seats now on sale for our first ever winter programme from our new base
  • More flights and holidays to Alicante, Faro, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Malaga, Majorca, Rome and Tenerife
  • Additional aircraft taking our fleet size to six by the end of winter

Leeds Bradford Airport:

  • Extra Tenerife services added, starting next weekend (October 14th)
  • 15,000 additional Tenerife seats with up to six weekly winter services now operating

Manchester Airport:

  • An extra 45,000 seats from Manchester Airport meaning over 575,000 seats on sale for winter
  • More flights and holidays to Alicante, Faro, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Malaga and Tenerife

On the back of demand for flights and holidays in October and November out of London Stansted, particularly during the Half-Term holidays, we are also putting on 14 extra services, representing more than 5,000 seats. These additional services will operate to Tenerife, Lanzarote, Alicante, Majorca and Faro.

Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays said: “A number of factors have resulted in increased demand for our award-winning flights and ATOL protected package holidays right across the UK. To meet that demand we have added extra capacity from Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds Bradford and London Stansted airports so that holidaymakers can continue to reach their favourite winter sun and city destinations from their local airport. We won’t be stopping at these winter flights, so keep an eye out for further announcements about additional Summer 18 capacity very soon.”

For further information and to book, please visit: or

View stories by subject:

View stories by month

Keep in touch with