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Published: Tue 12 Dec 2023 at 13:56

New Routes, Announcements and Jet2holidays have today announced a significant expansion of their Italian programmes, with thousands of extra seats going on sale to Sardinia, Sicily and Verona across both Summer 24 and 25 in response to demand for ‘La Dolce Vita’ from customers.

The UK’s largest tour operator and third largest airline has added capacity from across eight UK airports, giving customers and independent travel agents even more choice when it comes to reaching this trio of Italian delights.

The expansion means the companies are extending the summer season in response to strong demand, as well as adding flights and holidays during popular periods, such as late Summer 24 and Easter 25.

In response to demand for beach holidays and city breaks to Sicily, as well as its culture, cuisine, dramatic landscapes, mighty Mount Etna and stunning beaches, and Jet2holidays have added flights and holidays for Summer 24 and Summer 25.

The companies have extended the Summer 24 season right through to mid-November by adding a number of flights to Sicily from Manchester and London Stansted.

For Summer 25, a series of additional April flights have been also put on sale to Sicily from Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford and London Stansted, perfectly timed for Easter. For late Summer 25, additional November flights have also been added to Sicily from Birmingham, Manchester and London Stansted.

With Sardinia offering customers the most authentic of Italian experiences and appearing on many people’s bucket list of must-see European beach destinations, and Jet2holidays have added more September, October and November flights for late-Summer 24 from Manchester Airport and more November flights for late-Summer 24 from London Stansted.

In addition, the companies have extended the Summer 25 season to Sardinia by introducing a range of flights from April, perfectly timed for Easter, from Birmingham, Manchester and London Stansted Airports.

The third Italian destination seeing more capacity added today is Verona, which as well as opening up the beautiful medieval city setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, provides access to the stunning Lake Garda. and Jet2holidays have put more flights on sale in October 24 to Verona from Edinburgh, East Midlands, Leeds Bradford and Newcastle International Airports, giving holidaymakers and independent travel agents plenty more choice in late-Summer.

The companies have also extended the Summer 25 season to Verona by introducing flights in time for Easter from Birmingham, Edinburgh and Manchester. With holidaymakers looking to enjoy late Summer in Verona and Lake Garda, Jet2 has responded today by adding more September/October 25 flights from Belfast International, Edinburgh, East Midlands, Leeds Bradford and Newcastle International.

As a result of today’s announcement, 20,000 outbound seats have been added in total. The additional flights and holidays on sale by UK airport are:

  • Belfast InternationalVerona (September 2025)
  • BirminghamSicily (April and November 2025, Sardinia (April, May 2025), Verona (April, May 2025)
  • East Midlands – Verona (October 2024 and 2025).
  • Edinburgh – Verona (October 2024, April 2025, October 2025) and Sicily (April 2025)
  • Leeds Bradford – Verona (October 2024 and 2025).
  • Manchester – Sicily (November 2024 and 2025), Sardinia (September/October/November 2024, April/May 2025 and September/October 2025) and Verona (April 2025).
  • Newcastle International – Verona (October 2024 and 2025).
  • London Stansted – Sicily (October 2024, October 2025 and November 2025) and Sardinia (November 2024 and April/May 2025).

Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays said: “Our Italian programme is enjoying strong demand, which comes as no surprise when you consider the stunning beach holiday and city break options that it offers customers and independent travel agents. Sicily, Sardinia and Verona are a trio of Italian delights, and today’s announcement represents a significant expansion of all three destinations. Based on the demand we are seeing, we expect these flights and holidays to sell very quickly, as customers look to escape to these magical destinations.”

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