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Published: Thu 25 May 2023 at 13:12

New Routes, Announcements and Jet2holidays will wave off their first flight to Sicily from Birmingham Airport this morning (Thursday 25th May), when their inaugural flight to the stunning island departs.

The busy flight will mark the start of the leading leisure airline and UK’s largest tour operator giving local customers a real taste of La Dolce Vita by operating weekly Thursday services to Sicily from Birmingham Airport until 26th October. and Jet2holidays are expanding their Italian programme even more later this week from Birmingham Airport, as their inaugural flight to Sardinia will depart from Birmingham Airport on 28th May, offering weekly Sunday services until 15th October. 

The start of flights and holidays to Sardinia and Sicily is part of and Jet2holidays’ expanded programme for Summer 23 from Birmingham Airport. Thanks to the addition of these new destinations, it means the companies have seven Italian destinations on sale this summer from the base (Sicily, Sardinia, Naples, Pisa, Rome, Venice and Verona).

Sardinia offers customers the most authentic of Italian experiences and is on many people’s bucket list of must-see European beach destinations. With snow-white sand sloping into glimmering turquoise waters, customers can head to the Costa Smeralda for a glamorous seaside experience or head south of Olbia for a holiday with an authentic slant.

Jet2holidays and Jet2CityBreaks have a wide selection of hotels on sale in Sicily and Sardinia, the majority of which enjoy a 4 and 5-star rating. Families and groups can also choose the privacy of a villa holiday with all the benefits of a package holiday, by booking through Jet2Villas.

Resorts on sale in Sardinia include Porto Cervo, Baia Sardinia, Budoni, San Teodoro, Cannigione, San Pantaleo, Orosei and Pittulongu, as well as city breaks to Olbia.

Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean and is a well-established destination with UK holidaymakers, offering everything from beach holidays to city breaks. With culture, cuisine, dramatic landscapes, mighty Mount Etna, and stunning beaches, Sicily has something for everyone.

Package holidays to Sicily with Jet2holidays offer customers and independent travel agents a fantastic choice of beach resorts, including Taormina, Taormina Mare, Giardini Naxos, Syracuse, Cefalu and Campofelice Di Roccella. Holidaymakers can take their pick from a selection of quality accommodation, with a range of star ratings and types of board basis available. In addition, packages are also on sale through Jet2CityBreaks to the historic city of Catania. and Jet2holidays are offering a huge programme for Summer 23, with 51 sun and city destinations on sale from Birmingham Airport. This offers local customers and independent travel agents with unrivalled choice and flexibility when it comes to booking or enjoying a much-needed getaway to their favourite summer destinations.

Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays, said: “We are delighted to be waving off our first flight to Sicily from Birmingham Airport today and look forward to seeing our inaugural flight to Sardinia take off from the base later this week too. The addition of these stunning Italian islands to our Summer 23 programme from Birmingham Airport has proven to be extremely popular with customers and independent travel agents looking for glorious sunshine alongside that authentic Italian experience. Sardinia and Sicily are fantastic additions to our enormous Summer 23 programme from Birmingham Airport, and it means we are extending our popular Italian offering significantly for locals in the Midlands. As the UK’s largest tour operator, we are giving customers and independent travel agents unrivalled choice when it comes to enjoying a holiday from Birmingham Airport this Summer 23, with award-winning customer experience on top.”

Tom Screen, aviation director for Birmingham Airport (BHX), said: “Direct flights to the largest and the second-largest islands in the Mediterranean is fabulous news for customers. Sicily, with its stunning coastline, glorious landscapes and sumptuous cuisine, is a wonderful addition to and Jet2holidays’ Birmingham Airport offering.

“But they haven’t stopped there. Sardinia, with its fascinating geology, dreamy beaches and unique history, is also now just a few hours away from Birmingham Airport.”


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