Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have waved off their first flight to Santorini from Edinburgh Airport this afternoon (26th May), celebrating the launch of the brand-new route for Summer 22 from the base.
The busy flight marks the start of the leading leisure airline and UK’s leading tour operator to many destinations across the Mediterranean, including Greece, operating weekly Thursday services to the stunning Greek island from Edinburgh Airport this summer from 26th May to 27th October.
In yet more good news, the companies’ inaugural flight to Skiathos from Edinburgh Airport will depart tomorrow (Friday 27th May), followed by their first flights to Izmir on Saturday (28th May) and Preveza on Sunday (29th May). The start of services to these popular Greek and Turkish destinations from the base comes in response to strong demand from local customers and independent travel agents for Summer 22 flights and holidays.The addition of Santorini, Skiathos, Izmir and Preveza to Jet2.com and Jet2holidays’ Summer 22 programme from Edinburgh Airport means the companies are operating to nine Greek destinations from the base this summer – Corfu, Crete (Heraklion), Kos, Preveza, Rhodes, Santorini, Skiathos, Halkidiki and Zante and four Turkish destinations - Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman and Izmir. In addition to Santorini, the full breakdown of the Summer 22 programme to Skiathos, Izmir and Preveza from Edinburgh Airport is as follows:
- Skiathos – weekly Friday services operating from 27th May to 30th September.
- Preveza – weekly Sunday services operating from 29th May to 23rd October.
- Izmir – weekly Saturday services operating from 28th May to 22nd October.
Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have 33 sun and city destinations on sale across the Mediterranean, Canary Islands and Europe for Summer 22 from Edinburgh Airport. With 82 weekly flights available during peak times from Edinburgh Airport for Summer 22, the leading leisure airline and package holiday specialist are offering local 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.Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: “We are delighted to see our first flight take off to Santorini today from Edinburgh Airport. It is fantastic to be operating to this popular sunshine destination from Edinburgh Airport, as we know that this new route will prove popular with customers and independent travel agents in the region. As well as taking off to Santorini for the first time from Edinburgh Airport today, we are pleased to be offering a further three new routes to Skiathos, Izmir and Preveza from the base for Summer 22, on top of an unrivalled programme to other popular sunshine favourites. With 33 sun and city destinations on sale this summer from Edinburgh Airport, we are giving customers and independent travel agents huge choice when it comes to enjoying a holiday with our award-winning airline and tour operator.”