Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks get into the Festive Spirit in Birmingham

Christmas has come early at Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks as the company today announces that one of its popular dedicated Christmas market trips is now on sale to Vienna from its brand new base, Birmingham Airport.

The decision to add Birmingham to Jet2.com’s successful Christmas markets programme follows the company’s successful launch at the airport earlier this year.

The two-night Vienna trip departs on a Friday and returns on a Sunday, making it the perfect weekend trip. The flight departs from Birmingham Airport to Vienna on Friday 1st December, returning on the 3rd.

Flight options are available from £169 return or customers can book a flight and hotel together with Jet2CityBreaks from £269, secured now for a low £60 per person deposit.

In addition to the dedicated weekend break to Vienna, the company is also announcing over 12,000 seats this winter to festive favorites Krakow and Prague. This is on top of the company’s first programme of winter flights to New York from Birmingham Airport (22nd and 30th November), again perfectly timed for local holidaymakers to get into the festive spirit.

Steve Heapy, CEO, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: “Our Christmas market breaks are always extremely popular and we are delighted to be able to offer local holidaymakers access to the best Christmas markets across Europe from Birmingham Airport. Our dedicated Christmas market trips from other bases sold out last year and we anticipate the same success at our newest base.  Starting the festivities with a short break and soaking up the magical atmosphere of European cities such as Vienna, Krakow and Prague really makes it the most wonderful time of the year!”

Paul Kehoe, CEO of Birmingham Airport said: “It is great news that Jet2.com and Jet2holidays are putting on this Christmas market break to Vienna.  This announcement comes after the airline announced its Christmas shopping breaks to New York direct from Birmingham earlier in the year and announced a new route to Pisa last week.  The airline started in March this year and already offers 35 popular routes giving passengers an extensive choice of destinations to visit.”

Christmas Markets wrapped up:

Vienna - Christmas Markets are a well-established Austrian tradition and nowhere is this typified as strongly as the stunning city of Vienna. The capital hosts over 20 Christmas markets, with the 'December Market', dating back to 1294, regarded by many as the forerunner to the Christmas Market. A visit here is guaranteed to bring out everyone’s inner child with fairytale scenes, animals and the special Christkindl Express!

Krakow- Krakow's Christmas Market is almost guaranteed to be a wintery wonderland, as the beautiful city of Krakow is usually covered snow during the festive season, making Krakow Christmas Market an even prettier sight for visitors. The Rynek, the city’s huge market square in its old town’s centre, provides the setting for the Christmas Market and is largely filled with wooden stalls offering a variety of gifts. The Rynek is dominated by the ancient majestic Cloth Hall, which makes for a splendid backdrop for visitors. All this, plus a dramatic history, means Poland’s second biggest city should be a fantastic festive treat.

Prague - A Christmas Market in Prague is an exceptional experience and takes place in the Old Town Square and in Wenceslas Square – named after the festive ‘Good King’. There are several Christmas Markets in Prague, the main ones are found at Staromestské námestí (Old Town Square) and at Wenceslas Square, with a smaller market at Christmas Market námestí Míru. Bringing you all the atmosphere of Central Europe in one easily explored city, the Czech capital joins the dots between ancient castles, Gothic churches and Soviet structures. Add in Czech beer and Prague’s famously buzzing nightlife scene, and get ready to let the good times flow this Christmas.

For further information and to book visit www.jet2.com or www.jet2CityBreaks.com

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