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Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks celebrate start of biggest ever Christmas Markets programme for Winter 23/24

Published: Thu 23 Nov 2023 at 11:05

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Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks are celebrating the start of them operating their biggest ever Christmas Markets programme, after their first dedicated trips of the Winter 23/24 season departed from Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford, London Stansted and Newcastle International Airports today (23rd November).  

The once-in-a-lifetime trips took off to Christmas Market destinations in Vienna, Copenhagen, Berlin and Budapest, marking the UK’s leading leisure airline and largest operator of European city breaks operating a spectacular Christmas Markets programme of flights and trips for Winter 23/24. In addition to operating to these destinations, Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks also have Christmas Market flights and city breaks on sale to Cologne, Prague and Krakow this winter.  

With flights and trips on sale to seven of Europe’s best Christmas market destinations from across ten UK airports (Belfast International, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, East Midlands, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, London Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle International Airports), the companies are sprinkling plenty of festive cheer into their Christmas Markets programme. This year marks the first time that the companies have operated scheduled services and trips to Christmas Market destinations from Bristol and London Stansted Airports. 

The unrivalled programme features eight new routes - Birmingham to Cologne, Bristol to Prague, Bristol to Vienna, Edinburgh to Vienna, Edinburgh to Prague, Leeds Bradford to Copenhagen, London Stansted to Prague and London Stansted to Vienna, meaning customers have plenty of opportunity to enjoy a festive jaunt this winter. 

The full Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks Christmas Markets 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. 
  • Two weekly services (Monday and Friday) to Vienna operating during winter.  
  • 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. 
  • BRAND-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. 
  • NEW mini-series of flights and breaks to Prague with two weekly service from 30th November to 17th December.  

East Midlands: 

  • Twice-weekly services (Thursday and Sunday) operating to Krakow throughout the winter.  
  • Two weekly flights (Monday and Friday) also available to Prague during the winter.  

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 17th December. 
  • Mini-series of flights and breaks to Berlin with up to twice-weekly services (Monday and Friday) from 24th November to 18th 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 and Krakow and four weekly services to 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. 
  • In addition, there are also two weekly services to Vienna, five weekly services to Krakow and Prague and six weekly services to Budapest this 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 17th 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 17th 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 delighted to see the first of our dedicated Christmas Market trips for Winter 23/24 take off today. Following increased demand from customers and independent travel agents, we are offering our biggest Christmas Markets programme ever for Winter 23/24 and have flights and city breaks on sale from ten UK airports. The size and scale of the programme means holidaymakers have plenty of choice and flexibility when it comes to experiencing a magical winter wonderland this winter. With Christmas just over a month away, it is not too late to book a last-minute Christmas Market trip to leave you feeling festive.” 

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