We have today announced the launch of four new Greek routes for Summer 21, giving holidaymakers and independent travel agents even more choice from Newcastle and East Midlands Airports.
We are launching flights and holidays to Kefalonia, Santorini and Skiathos from Newcastle Airport for Summer 21, in addition to flights and holidays to Skiathos from East Midlands Airport.
The announcement comes in response to strong demand for holidays to Greece in Summer 21. We will operate to a total of 14 Greek destinations - Corfu, Chania (Crete), Kefalonia, Halkidiki, Heraklion (Crete), Kos, Kalamata, Lesvos, Mykonos, Preveza, Rhodes, Skiathos, Santorini and Zante – from across our ten UK bases in Summer 21, with holidaymakers looking to book holidays in the Greek sunshine.
In response, today’s announcement represents almost 30,000 additional seats on sale to Greece – with weekly services on each new route expected to prove very popular with customers looking to get some much-needed sunshine.
This expansion comes just one week after we launched flights and holidays from Bristol Airport, our tenth UK base. The launch of a new UK base for Summer 21, followed by this Greek expansion, demonstrates our confidence and underlines our long-term strategy to become the UK’s leading leisure travel business.
The new routes announced today are as follows:
Kefalonia – weekly Friday services operating from 23rd July through to 8th October.
Skiathos – weekly Friday services operating from 21st May through to 8th October.
Santorini – weekly Monday services operating from 26th July though to 1st November.
East Midlands Airport
Skiathos – weekly Sunday services operating from 23rd May through to 10th October.
As well as booking and travelling on award-winning flights and ATOL protected package holidays to these destinations, customers can get to experience and enjoy our VIP customer service which has seen us grow our business and repeatedly win high-profile accolades such as Which? Recommended Provider and TripAdvisor’s Best Airline – UK and Top 10 Airlines of the World.
This VIP customer service includes friendly flight times and a generous 22kg baggage allowance through a flight-only booking with Jet2.com, 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.
We have continued this customer-first strategy throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, winning praise from customers, consumer organisations, media, and independent travel agents for how we have looked after customers affected by programme changes. This includes Jet2.com and Jet2holidays ranking as the number one and two travel firms for providing refunds, according to a travel refund cancellation survey of more than 77,000 people by MoneySavingExpert.com (MSE). In addition, Jet2.com was recognised as the only UK airline to promptly provide refunds without significant backlogs, following a review by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: “Demand from customers and independent travel agents in both regions is telling us that flights and holidays to Greece are very much in demand for Summer 21. As ever, we are responding quickly to that demand to give customers even more choice from Newcastle and East Midlands Airports. Kefalonia, Skiathos and Santorini are magical destinations, and we know their appeal, coupled with our award-winning customer experience, will make them extremely popular from Newcastle and East Midlands Airports.”