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Published: Tue 26 Mar 2024 at 09:00


On 1st April 2004, the first flight landed in Venice from Leeds Bradford Airport, and two decades later the leading leisure airline is celebrating 20 years of operating award-winning flights to Venice.

Since 2004, when operated just one route to Venice, the company has enjoyed tremendous growth, both through and the UK’s largest operator of European city breaks Jet2CityBreaks, with over 1.5 million customers having travelled to the destination.

Today, the companies operate to Venice from two of their UK airports - Birmingham and Manchester. Customers can choose from up to two weekly flights during peak periods during Summer 24 from Birmingham Airport (Thursday and Sunday) and up to four weekly flights during peak periods this summer from Manchester Airport (Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday). In response to the strong demand for flights and city breaks to Venice, and Jet2CityBreaks will operate up to five weekly services to the popular city break destination from Manchester Airport, with extra Saturday services operating in Summer 25.

This means customers and independent travel agents have unrivalled choice and flexibility when it comes to booking and travelling on award-winning flights and ATOL protected package holidays to the iconic Italian city.

As well as booking and travelling on award-winning flights and package holidays, customers can experience and enjoy the company’s VIP customer service which has seen and Jet2CityBreaks win high-profile accolades, such as Which? Recommended Provider.

Customers travelling to Venice can choose from a flight-only option with or an ATOL protected package holiday with Jet2CityBreaks, available for a low £60 per person deposit.

Package options with Jet2CityBreaks include flights with including 22kg hold luggage and a choice of 2-5 star hotels in central locations, providing the perfect base from which to explore and experience Venice.

Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays, said: “This year marks 20 years since we started operating to Venice, when we had just one route on sale. Today, we operate a popular programme of flights and city breaks to Venice from the UK and have flown over 1.5 million customers to this magnificent destination. Such growth and success over the last two decades would not be possible without the fantastic partnerships we have in Italy, and I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to hoteliers, airports, tourist boards and all our partners. As we continue to grow and take more customers to Venice on our award-winning flights and holidays, we will continue to put that partnership approach at the very heart of everything we do and bring even more happy holidaymakers to the destination.”

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