Jet2.com and Jet2holidays celebrated its first ever flights and holidays departing from the airport on Thursday 30th March 2017.
The company will fly to 23 destinations from Birmingham Airport with flights operating on four of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays’ brand new Boeing 737-800 next generation aircraft. More than 200 jobs have been created as a result of the operation, which will see 57 weekly flights at peak times.
Flights will operate from Birmingham Airport this Summer to:
- Alicante (Costa Blanca, Benidorm and Calpe)
- Faro (The Algarve and Albufeira)
- Girona (Costa Brava, Tossa de Mar and Lloret de Mar)
- Gran Canaria
- Malaga (Costa Del Sol, Torremolinos and Merja)
- Reus (Costa Dorada and Salou)
In addition, flights will also operate to Geneva, Grenoble, Krakow, Madeira, Prague, Salzburg and Turin during Winter 17/18. Two New York trips from Birmingham Airport in November complete the list of routes.
There are more than 840,000 seats on sale for Summer 17 and Winter 17/18 from Birmingham Airport with Jet2.com, which has been voted by Trip Advisor and Skytrax as the UK’s Top Airline, and is the only UK airline to be recognised by Which? as a Recommended Provider thanks to its friendly flight times, low fares and 0% credit card fees.
Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: “We have got off to a flying start in every sense at Birmingham Airport. Customers in the region have been hearing all about Jet2.com and Jet2holidays’ family friendly ethos, great value package holidays and award-winning customer service, and today they finally get to experience all of that. Our formula is proven, having driven phenomenal loyalty and growth in northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland and we are very excited to be bringing this to our new customers at Birmingham and across the Midlands and South West of England.
“Although today marks Jet2.com and Jet2holidays becoming a truly national brand, our focus will remain the same as always which is providing our customers with low fares, a family friendly experience, and real package holidays. That proposition is driving strong demand at our newest base already and we are confident it will make us a resounding success.”
Paul Kehoe, Chief Executive of Birmingham Airport, said, “This is a significant day for Birmingham Airport as we welcome our newest partner to the West Midlands. Through Jet2’s airline and holiday brands, customers from the region will have access to more choice than ever to popular leisure destinations all year round with a company that offers excellent service, affordable prices and flexible packages. We are therefore delighted to welcome Jet2.com and Jet2holidays to Birmingham.”
With Jet2holidays wrapping everything up in one package, holidaymakers from the Midlands now have access to great value package breaks across thousands of 2-5 star hotels, with Jet2.com flights, industry leading 22kg baggage allowance and airport transfers included, through a £60 per person deposit.
Offering full ATOL protection and flexible stays, Jet2holidays includes free infant places on all holidays as well as 0% credit card fees. Jet2holidays customers also benefit from 24 hour in-resort service and the company’s exclusive and free Resort Flight Check In service at selected hotels, which allows customers to check their bags in securely at the hotel on their day of departure, leaving them luggage free for the rest of the day and at the airport.