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Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks unwrap biggest ever Christmas Markets programme for Winter 23/24

Published: Wed 23 Nov 2022 at 11:30

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Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks have released details of a bigger and more spectacular Christmas Markets programme for Winter 23/24, with customers and independent travel agents now able to book flights and trips to seven winter wonderlands from all ten of their UK bases.  

As demand for European Christmas Markets continues to increase, the leading leisure airline and UK’s leading operator of European city breaks is sprinkling plenty of Christmas cheer into their 2023 programme, by offering their biggest festive assortment – with more flights and trips than ever before on sale from across all ten UK bases for the very first time. 

Giving customers and independent travel agents more choice than ever before, the companies will operate scheduled services and trips for the first time from Bristol and London Stansted Airports. This means Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks’ Christmas Markets programme is on sale for next winter from all ten of their UK bases - Belfast International, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, East Midlands, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, London Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle International Airports 

The Christmas Market destinations on sale with Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks for Winter 23/24 are Berlin, Budapest, Cologne, Copenhagen, Krakow, Prague and Vienna. This significantly expanded programme represents almost 60,000 seats on sale for Winter 23/24 and an increase of over 75% when compared to Winter 22.  

The biggest ever programme features a mini-series of 21 trips in total, and this includes eight new routes, which are: 

  • Birmingham to Cologne 
  • Bristol to Prague 
  • Bristol to Vienna 
  • East Midlands to Krakow 
  • Edinburgh to Vienna 
  • Leeds Bradford to Copenhagen 
  • London Stansted to Prague 
  • London Stansted to Vienna 

In addition, Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks will also operate scheduled flights and city breaks to Budapest (from Belfast International, Leeds Bradford and Manchester Airports), Krakow (from Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Manchester and Newcastle International Airports) and Prague (from Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Manchester and Newcastle International Airports) during the winter and in the build up to Christmas.  

With multiple weekly services on sale and friendly flight times to seven popular Christmas market destinations, customers and independent travel agents have complete choice and flexibility when it comes to visiting the most charming Christmas markets in Europe – whether it is for a weekend, a long weekend or longer. 

The full Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks Christmas market programme for Winter 23/24 is as follows:  

Belfast International Airport:  

  • Mini-series of flights and breaks to Prague operating from 1st to 18th December with Monday and Friday services available for Winter 23.  

Birmingham Airport: 

  • Mini-series of flights and breaks to BRAND-NEW Cologne with up to three-weekly services operating between 6th December and 22nd December. 
  • Mini-series of flights and breaks also to Vienna, with weekly Monday and Friday services operating from 24th November to 2nd January. 
  • Two-weekly services (Monday and Friday) operating during the winter to Budapest and Krakow, on top of four-weekly services (Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday) to Prague.  

Bristol Airport: 

  • BRAND-NEW mini-series of flights and breaks to Prague with Thursday and Sunday services available from 30th November to 17th December. 
  • NEW mini-series of flights and city breaks to Vienna too with Monday and Friday services operating from 24th November to 18th December. 

Edinburgh Airport:  

  • NEW mini-series of flights and breaks to Vienna with two weekly services (Thursday and Sunday) from 23rd November to 17th December. 

East Midlands: 

  • BRAND-NEW mini-series of flights and breaks to Krakow with Thursday and Sunday services available from 30th November to 17th December. 
  • Mini-series of flights and breaks also available to Prague with Monday and Friday services operating from 1st to 18th December. 

Glasgow Airport: 

  • Two-weekly services (Monday and Friday) to Krakow available from Glasgow Airport during Winter 23.  
  • Scheduled services also operating twice weekly (Thursday and Sunday) to Prague. 

Leeds Bradford Airport: 

  • NEW mini-series of flights and breaks to Copenhagen with up to twice-weekly services (Thursday and Sunday) from 23rd November to 10th December. 
  • Mini-series of flights and breaks to Berlin with up to twice-weekly services (Monday and Friday) from 24th November to 11th December. 
  • Mini-series of flights and breaks to Vienna with up to twice-weekly services (Monday and Friday) from 24th November to 18th December. 
  • In addition, there are also two-weekly services operating to Budapest, Krakow and Prague for Winter 23.  

London Stansted Airport: 

  • BRAND-NEW mini-series of flights and breaks to Prague with up to twice-weekly services (Thursday and Sunday) from 30th November to 17th December. 
  • Also NEW for Winter 23 is a mini-series of flights and breaks to Vienna with up to twice-weekly services (Thursday and Sunday) from 23rd November to 17th December. 

Manchester Airport: 

  • Mini-series of flights and breaks to Cologne with up to three-weekly flights from 24th November to 2nd January. 
  • Mini-series of flights and breaks to Vienna with up to two-weekly flights (Monday and Friday) from 24th November to 2nd January. 
  • In addition, there are also four weekly services to Budapest, Krakow and Prague next winter, offering plenty of opportunity for customers to experience a Christmas market in one of these destinations. 

Newcastle International Airport: 

  • Mini-series of flights and breaks to Berlin with up to twice-weekly services (Thursday and Sunday) from 23rd November to 10th December. 
  • Also available is a mini-series of flights and breaks to Budapest, thanks to Thursday and Sunday services operating from 23rd November to 17th December. 
  • Mini-series of flights and breaks to Cologne with up to twice-weekly services (Monday and Friday) from 24th November to 11th December. 
  • Mini-series of flights and breaks to Copenhagen also available with two-weekly services (Thursday and Sunday) from 23rd November to 10th December. 
  • A mini-series of flights and breaks to Vienna means up to two-weekly services (Thursday and Sunday) from 23rd November to 17th December. 
  • More opportunity for customers to visit the Christmas markets in Krakow and Prague with two-weekly services to the European Christmas market destinations for Winter 23.  

Customers booking a Christmas Markets getaway can choose from a flight-only option with Jet2.com or an ATOL protected package holiday with Jet2CityBreaks available for a low £60 per person deposit. 

Package options with Jet2CityBreaks include flights with Jet2.com including 22kg hold luggage, as well as a choice of 2-5 star hotels in central locations, providing the perfect base from which to explore and experience the best Christmas Market destinations in Europe. 

Steve Heapy, CEO, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: “We are seeing strong demand from customers and independent travel agents looking to book a getaway to some of the best of Europe’s Christmas market destinations for this winter, but we know that people are looking further ahead too. As always, we listen to our customers and independent travel agents, so have put a fantastic selection of Christmas Market destinations to choose from on sale for Winter 23/24. This latest programme promises to be our biggest and best yet and means we have festive wonderlands on sale from all ten UK bases. The size and scale of our programme, combined with the reassurance that booking with Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks provides, means we are confident that these flights and trips will be as popular as ever, as people look for a magical winter escape to their favourite Christmas Market destinations.” 

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