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New destination to start in September – Lisbon

Published: Tue 12 Jan 2021 at 11:48

Updated: Tue 12 Jan 2021 at 11:48

New Routes, Announcements

We are delighted to announce that we will commence flights and holidays to Lisbon from September, with services operating to this fantastic new destination from Manchester and Birmingham Airports.

On the back of continued demand from holidaymakers who are looking to plan and book a much-needed holiday, customers can enjoy award-winning flights and holidays, as well as city breaks to the stunning capital city of Portugal.

We will commence flights, holidays and city breaks to Lisbon in September, with two-weekly flights now on sale from both Birmingham and Manchester Airports.

For those wanting to get away in late-Summer or Autumn, we will operate Monday and Friday services from 3rd September to 29th October from Manchester Airport. From 30th September to 28th October, Thursday and Sunday services will operate from Birmingham Airport. This means that customers can enjoy a break in the sun and experience fewer crowds as they explore the monuments and history of the city.

For Winter 21/22, Thursday and Sunday services will be available from 4th November to 24th March 2022 from Manchester Airport, giving customers great choice and flexibility over how long they holiday for, whether it’s a long weekend, a week or longer. We will operate Monday and Friday services from Birmingham Airport, running from 1st November to 25th March 2022.

Lisbon is also on sale for Summer 22 and into Autumn 22. Twice-weekly services are available from Birmingham Airport (28th March – 11th November 2022) and from Manchester Airport (27th March – 13th November 2022).

Customers can explore Lisbon’s cobbled alleyways, ancient ruins and white domed cathedrals, as well as the many attractions the city offers. The holiday resorts of Cascais, Estoril and Sintra are all easily accessible from Lisbon for a relaxing break by the coast, or just a day trip away from the city. 

Cascais is a traditional and charming Portuguese fishing town with a trio of golden bays, while the town of Estoril on the Portuguese Riviera is famous for its glitzy casino and palm-fringed landscaped gardens. Those looking for extravagant palaces, rippling mountains and opulent mansions can head to the small city of Sintra, which has UNESCO World Heritage status and is home to beautiful parks, castles, and buildings like Pena Palace, Castelo do Mouros and the Quinta da Regaleira.

Holidaymakers can enjoy a visit to the sunniest capital in Europe during the cooler months, as well as during Christmas and the New Year. There are plenty of Christmas markets, fairs, live events and amusement parks to be explored, including Disney on Ice and the Wonderland market, complete with a Giant Wheel and ice-skating rink.

The city’s celebrations continue for the New Year, with live music and a firework display at midnight at the outdoor event Praça do Comércio, plus a display along the river at Belém and smaller celebrations taking place across Lisbon. 

Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays, said: “Feedback from customers and independent travel agents is telling us that holidaymakers are wanting to plan and book future getaways this year. The start of flights, holidays and city breaks from Manchester and Birmingham Airports to the new destination of Lisbon is an example of how we are meeting that demand and giving customers even more choice when it comes to their next getaway. 

“Lisbon is a stunning capital offering the best of both worlds, whether it is exploring the charismatic and vibrant city, or heading to one of its many coastal resorts. With multiple weekly flights available for late-Summer, Autumn and throughout Winter 21/22 and Summer 22, it gives customers and independent travel agents all the flexibility to suit their budgets and needs. This combined with our VIP customer service, means we’re sure that Lisbon and its surrounding coastal resorts will prove extremely popular with holidaymakers who are looking to book ahead and give themselves something to look forward to.”

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