and Jet2holidays adds stunning Santorini from Birmingham Airport and Jet2holidays adds stunning Santorini from Birmingham Airport

  • Latest addition means THREE BRAND NEW GREEK DESTINATIONS on sale for Summer 20 from Birmingham Airport
  • The UK’s second largest tour operator will operate to 11 Greek destinations from Birmingham Airport in Summer 20


3rd December 2019: and Jet2holidays has revealed its third brand new Greek destination from Birmingham Airport for Summer 20, the picture-perfect island of Santorini.


As demand for award-winning flights and holidays to Greece continues, the leading leisure airline and package holiday specialist has today announced it will operate a weekly Tuesday service from Birmingham to Santorini in Summer 20. This will run from 5th May until 27th October, and the scale of the programme represents almost 10,000 seats on sale in total.


The addition of flights and holidays to Santorini means that and Jet2holidays customers can access a picture-perfect destination which is on many people’s bucket lists. As well as soaking up the breathtaking views along the caldera, holidaymakers can see the world-famous sunset at Oia, enjoy the local vineyards, or take in one of a number of key archaeological sites, such as ancient Akrotiri, a Minoan settlement preserved under volcanic ash.


Jet2holidays customers can choose from a great selection of accommodation which ranges from traditional family run hotels to 5* honeymoon retreats in resorts such as Imerovigli, Kamari, Megalachori, Perissa, Perivolos and Thira.


Today’s announcement means that and Jet2holidays will launch three brand new Greek destinations from Birmingham Airport in Summer 20 – Santorini, Skiathos and Preveza.  


In total the UK’s third largest airline and second largest tour operator will operate to 11 Greek destinations in Summer 20 - with Corfu, Crete (Heraklion), Crete (Chania), Kefalonia, Kos, Rhodes, Halkidiki and Zante also on sale from Birmingham Airport.  


With multiple weekly flights to many of these Greek destinations, it means holidaymakers can enjoy flexibility over how long they choose to holiday for – a move which Jet2holidays pioneered ten years ago so that customers can choose holidays of any length to suit their budgets and needs.


Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays said: “Local holidaymakers have been asking for us to operate our award-winning flights and holidays to Santorini, and we have responded with this fantastic programme. Santorini is famous for its beauty and scenery, and we are absolutely delighted to be launching flights and holidays to such a popular and stunning destination. Today’s announcement expands our Greek portfolio from Birmingham Airport once more, further strengthening our brilliant Summer 20 programme.”  


Tom Screen, Aviation Director of Birmingham Airport said: “It is great news that and Jet2holidays has added the beautiful destination of Santorini to their portfolio of routes.  This stunning Greek island is home to some of the most beautiful sunsets and has the most picturesque landscape that visitors can explore. and Jet2holidays has clearly listened to its customers by adding these flights for Summer 2020 meaning customers have even more choice from Birmingham Airport.”


Emy Anagnostopoulou, Director at the Greek National Tourism Organisation’s UK & Ireland Office: “We are extremely excited to hear that will be introducing Santorini as another new route in Greece for 2020. We would like to thank everyone at for believing in Greece as a unique and authentic destination and for their constant support; we are confident that their customers will not only enjoy Santorini’s celebrated light, the multi-coloured cliffs with the white-washed Cycladic houses, the breath-taking views of the Caldera and the delicious gastronomy of the island, but they will also discover its unique cultural treasures like the Akrotiri settlement. Holidaymakers will be thrilled by an excursion to the volcano, a swim in the Red Beach and of course by tasting the local wine varieties of Assyrtiko and Vinsanto, while watching the picture-perfect sunset from Oia.”

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