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Published: Tue 24 May 2022 at 14:33

Announcements and Jet2holidays are today (25th May) celebrating five years since they started operating award-winning flights and package holidays to Halkidiki.

The leading leisure airline and UK’s leading tour operator to many leisure destinations across the Mediterranean, including Greece, first waved customers off on their inaugural flight to Halkidiki on 25th May 2017 from East Midlands Airport. Since then, and Jet2holidays have carried thousands of happy customers to the popular holiday hotspot. and Jet2holidays will operate to Halkidiki from seven of their UK bases for Summer 22 – Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle and London Stansted Airports, with up to ten weekly flights available during peak periods. This offers customers and independent travel agents unrivalled choice and flexibility when it comes to booking and travelling on award-winning flights and ATOL package holidays to the Greek destination this summer.

Greece’s second-largest city, Thessaloniki, is a cultural treasure trove of ancient delights and modern entertainment. Holidaymakers can see shimmering Macedonian gold and Byzantine works in world-famous museums and immerse themselves in the atmosphere at historic districts dotted with restaurants and cafés. For those that fancy a relaxing break, the calm shores of Halkidiki are nearby.

A trio of peninsulas where luxury hotels sit alongside rural retreats, Halkidiki is a slice of tucked-away mainland Greece offering something for everyone. While Kassandra boasts luxury resorts, in Sithonia holidaymakers can enjoy beautiful beaches and visit the monasteries on Mount Athos. Rolling hills of herbs, honey and olives also mean there is tasty cuisine to look forward to, while ancient relics mean there is plenty of history to discover.

A full breakdown of and Jet2holidays’ Summer 22 programme to Halkidiki is as follows:

  • Birmingham – weekly Friday services operating until 28th October.
  • Bristol – launch of a brand-new route from the base for Summer 22, offers weekly Wednesday services to the Greek destination from 1st June to 5th October.
  • Edinburgh – weekly Thursday services operating from 26th May to 13th October.
  • Leeds Bradford – weekly Tuesday flights operating until 4th October.
  • Manchester – up to three weekly flights (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) until the 29th October.
  • Newcastle – weekly Wednesday services operating until 5th October.
  • London Stansted – up to two weekly services (Monday and Friday) operating until 24th October.

News of the anniversary comes after and Jet2holidays recently consolidated their 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 have over 1.1 million seats on sale from the UK to Greece in Summer 22.

As well as booking and travelling on award-winning flights and ATOL protected package holidays to Halkidiki, customers can get to experience and enjoy the company’s VIP customer service which has seen and Jet2holidays 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, seeing the airline win five accolades at the 2020 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice® Awards for Airlines; or that very same VIP customer service, in-resort Customer Helpers, transfers and ATOL protection with the UK’s largest tour operator to destinations in the Mediterranean, Jet2holidays. As well as a choice of thousands of 2-5 star hotels through Jet2holidays, customers can take advantage of a million Free Child Places this summer.

Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays, said: “We are delighted to be celebrating five years of operating our award-winning flights and package holidays to Halkidiki today and are proud to have reached such an important milestone. Over the last five years, this destination has proved extremely popular. As such, we have seen strong demand for our flights and ATOL protected package holidays from customers looking to reach this Greek hotspot. In addition to looking back over the years, we are also using today’s celebrations as an opportunity to look towards the future with confidence and positivity. We look forward to continuing to take many more happy holidaymakers to this destination for years to come. 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.”

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