JET2.COM AND JET2HOLIDAYS CELEBRATES INAUGURAL Flights from Birmingham CELEBRATES INAUGURAL FLIGHTS FROM BIRMINGHAM

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays Celebrates Inaugural Flights from Birmingham

7th May 2019: Jet2.com and Jet2holidays waved off its first ever flight to Bourgas in Bulgaria from Birmingham Airport on Bank Holiday Monday, the first of six new routes that the leading leisure airline and package holiday specialist is celebrating from the base over the next few weeks.

Customers on yesterday morning’s Birmingham to Bourgas flight were given a special celebration of treats, refreshments, and one lucky customer, Gareth Green from Milton Keynes, even won a pair of return Jet2.com flights after finding a lucky envelope on his seat, before departing to the Balkan sunshine.

The full flight marked the start of the leading leisure airline and package holiday specialist operating twice-weekly (Monday and Thursday) flights and holidays to the region from Birmingham Airport between May and September, as holidaymakers look for great value for money as well as miles of golden sands along the Black Sea. With a range of 2-5 star hotels on sale, locals can soak up the Balkan sun in resorts such as Sunny Beach, Nessebar, Obzor and St Vlas.

On top of yesterday’s celebration, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays is gearing up to launch five other brand new Summer routes from Birmingham Airport, which are:

  • Chania (Crete), the company’s seventh Greek destination on sale from Birmingham Airport this Summer. The first flight will depart today, marking the start of a programme of weekly Tuesday services between May and September. Chania is proving to be extremely popular with local holidaymakers looking to enjoy the northwest coast of Crete, which opens up blue flag beaches and historic sights in resorts such as Rethymnon, Aghia Marina, Chania Town, Kalyves, Stalos and Kolymbari.
  • Izmir (Turkey), the fourth destination available from Birmingham Airport with com and Jet2holidays. Izmir is already proving to be extremely popular with local holidaymakers looking for exceptional weather, great value, and fabulous cuisine with beautiful beaches and the Dilek National Park within easy reach. Flights will operate to Izmir every Wednesday from May 8th through to the end of October, providing access to popular family friendly resorts on the west coast of Turkey such as Kusadasi, Cesme, Ozdere and Seferihisar making it the perfect blend of sunshine and culture.
  • Verona – weekly Saturday services from May 11th until October, meaning fabulous city break options to this picturesque and romantic city, as well as stunning holidays in the Lake Garda area.
  • Pula (Croatia) – weekly Sunday services from May 12th until September to the Adriatic Coast, where resorts are built for fun and sun, but are also packed with ancient treasures waiting to be discovered.
  • Bergerac – weekly services every Saturday from May 25th through to late-September, adding even more choice for local holidaymakers, providing direct access to the famous Dordogne region of south-west France.

The launch of the six new routes comes as Jet2.com and Jet2holidays gets its biggest ever summer programme underway from Birmingham Airport, with 40 destinations on sale this summer.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: “This marks our very first flight to the sunshine hotspot of Bourgas in Bulgaria from Birmingham Airport, and we were delighted to wave off the full flight as it departed to the Balkan sunshine. Our Summer 19 programme from Birmingham Airport is our biggest yet, with 40 destinations and six brand new summer routes on sale, and today’s inaugural flight means we are really kicking this summer programme off in style.”

Tom Screen, Aviation Director at Birmingham Airport said: “Welcoming a new route to the airport is always exciting, but in this case, this is the first of six! Jet2.com and Jet2holidays’ inaugural flight to Bourgas in Bulgaria marks the start of the six new routes giving passengers the chance to visit Chania, Izmir, Verona, Pula and Bergerac from their local Airport. This added to the other 36 destinations on sale from Birmingham Airport this summer marks the beginning of the biggest ever programme from Jet2.com and Jet2holidays providing passengers with a variety of destinations and packages to suit their needs.”

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