Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have today (14th April) waved off their first flights to Athens, after inaugural flights departed from Manchester and Birmingham Airports this morning to the historic Greek city.
The busy flights mark the start of the leading leisure airline and city break specialist operating to Athens, with two weekly services (Thursday and Sunday) available from each base until the end of October. With up to four weekly flights departing from the UK to Athens throughout the summer months, including weekend and mid-week services, holidaymakers can enjoy either a long weekend or longer break to the famous ancient city.
When travelling to Athens, customers can choose from a flight-only with leading leisure airline, Jet2.com, or a package option with Jet2CityBreaks available for a low £60 per person deposit. Package options with Jet2CityBreaks include flights with Jet2.com including 22kg free hold luggage and 10kg of free cabin baggage, transfers to and from the airport, as well as a choice of hotels in the best locations.
Greece’s capital, Athens, is the beating heart of Ancient Greece and holidaymakers can go history hunting, be stunned by world-renowned sights such as the Acropolis, or enjoy the fantastic nightlife. Jet2CityBreaks has a range of 3-5* hotels available in Athens City, in neighbourhoods such as Koukaki, Monastiraki and Plaka. These locations provide easy access to the best sites, whether that be the flea market in Monastiraki, the nightlife in Psiri, the ‘Old Town’ of Plaka, the world-famous Acropolis or Syntagma Square.The start of flights and city breaks to Athens is part of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays’ expanded programme for Summer 22. Jet2.com and Jet2holidays has consolidated its position as the UK’s leading airline and tour operator to Greece, by announcing a massive expansion for Summer 22, with over half a million extra seats on sale to Greece compared to Summer 19 - a capacity increase of 86%. As a result of this growth, the leading leisure airline and tour operator has over 1.1 million seats on sale from the UK to Greece in Summer 22.
As well as offering services to Athens for the first time, the leading leisure airline and tour operator will also operate to two other new destinations this summer – Sardinia (Manchester and London Stansted) and Sicily (Leeds Bradford, Manchester and London Stansted) from 1st May.
This programme offers customers and independent travel agents unrivalled choice and flexibility when it comes to booking or enjoying a much-needed getaway to their favourite summer destinations in Greece.
Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: “As the UK’s leading airline and tour operator to Greece, we are delighted to see our first flights take off to Athens from Manchester and Birmingham Airports today. It is fantastic to be operating flights and city breaks to this historic city for the first time, as we know that Athens is a destination that customers want to get to. Since putting services on sale to Athens, customers have been flocking to book a getaway to the destination, proving just how popular the Greek hotspot is with holidaymakers. As well as operating to Athens for the first time, we are very pleased to be offering an enormous programme for Summer 22. With 15 destinations on sale to Greece this summer from across our network of ten UK bases, we are giving customers and independent travel agents unrivalled choice when it comes to enjoying a holiday with our award-winning airline and tour operator.”