• Award-winning airline and tour operator recommences flights and holidays programme from Birmingham Airport, waving customers off to the sunshine!
  • and Jet2holidays has quarantine-free flights and holidays to 33 destinations this summer from Birmingham Airport
  • Company’s three-step pledge makes customer safety number one priority to ensure a happy and healthy holiday! and Jet2holidays waved customers off to sunny hotspots from Birmingham Airport this morning, as the award-winning airline and tour operator recommenced its flights and holidays programme.

Ten flights departed today from Birmingham Airport, with customers jetting off for some much-needed sunshine in Heraklion (Crete), Menorca, Majorca, Malaga, Corfu, Skiathos, Fuerteventura, Split, Zante and Tenerife, where travel restrictions have been eased.

With pent-up demand for a well-deserved holiday, the leading leisure airline and package holiday specialist will operate to 33 destinations this summer from Birmingham Airport (a list of destinations by departure airport can be found below), giving customers fantastic choice when it comes to their well-deserved holidays, as well as assurance that their stay will be quarantine-free. The full list of destinations by country is as follows:

  • Mainland Spain – Malaga, Alicante, Costa de Almeria, Murcia
  • Balearic Islands – Ibiza, Menorca, Majorca
  • Canary Islands – Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Tenerife, Gran Canaria
  • Turkey – Antalya, Dalaman, Bodrum 
  • Croatia – Pula, Dubrovnik, Split
  • Cyprus (commencing 1st August) – Larnaca, Paphos 
  • Czech Republic – Prague (from September)
  • France – Bergerac
  • Greece – Corfu, Crete (Chania), Crete (Heraklion), Skiathos, Kos, Rhodes, Zante
  • Hungary – Budapest
  • Poland - Krakow
  • Italy – Rome (from September)
  • Portugal (commencing 1st August) – Faro, Madeira

When booking a flight or holiday with or Jet2holidays, customers can experience all the company’s award-winning benefits that they have come to know and love. Whether it is VIP customer service, friendly flight times and a generous 22kg baggage allowance through a flight-only booking with, or that very same VIP customer service, in-resort Customer Helpers, transfers, free child places and ATOL protection with the UK’s second largest tour operator, Jet2holidays, customers can be assured that they are in the very best hands with the Which? Recommended Provider.

As well as taking customers away for their well-deserved holidays and delivering an award-winning experience, including a full food and drink service onboard, and Jet2holidays is using its industry-leading customer service to look after customers through every step of their holiday and making everyone’s comfort, safety and well-being its number one priority.

From onboard cleaning, ensuring that in-resort care is in line with official Covid-19 guidelines, and only travelling to the safest destinations where the company’s teams and hotel partners are, everything is in place for a healthy and happy holiday. The company’s three-step pledge to get customers back on holiday can be found at: and

Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays, said: “We have been saying for some time that the sun will shine again and that when it does, we will be there to take customers away on their well-deserved holidays from Birmingham Airport. That day has finally arrived and we were delighted to see our first flights take off. It is fantastic to be back in the air and recommencing our award-winning flights and package holidays to sunny destinations across Europe, the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands.

“The safety, well-being and comfort of our customers is our number one priority. Thanks to our three-step pledge, customers are in safe hands when they travel with us. Through our industry-leading customer service, customers know they can rely on us to deliver everything needed to make their holiday a happy and healthy one.”

Tom Screen, Aviation Director of Birmingham Airport said: “It was great to see the and Jet2holidays aeroplanes take to the skies from early this morning. and Jet2holidays are valued partners of Birmingham Airport and we are delighted to welcome both the airline and its customers back.

“Customers who travelled this morning will have noticed a new customer journey as they travelled through the airport. We have installed thermal imaging testing on entry to the airport, screens to protect our customers and colleagues at check-in, social distancing markings and hand sanitiser stations throughout the customer journey. Our number one priority is to ensure the safety of our customers and colleagues while they are in the airport.”

Where customers have been affected by any programme changes during the Coronavirus crisis, and Jet2holidays has been repeatedly recognised by media, consumer organisations and customers for how they have been looking after customers, offering Refund Credit Notes, full cash refunds, or the option to rebook with no admin fee if their flight or holiday is cancelled.

Mr Heapy added: “These have been incredibly uncertain and difficult times for everyone, and we have been very busy looking after our customers and doing the right thing for them. Now, we are focused on doing what we do best – delivering award winning customer service and package holidays you can trust!”

Destinations on sale for Summer 20 with and Jet2holidays by departure airport:

Birmingham: Lanzarote, Alicante, Malaga, Antalya, Bodrum, Budapest, Corfu, Chania (Crete), Dubrovnik, Dalaman, Bergerac, Faro, Rome, Madeira, Fuerteventura, Heraklion (Crete), Ibiza, Skiathos, Kos, Krakow, Cyprus (Larnaca), Cyprus (Paphos), Costa de Almeria, Gran Canaria, Menorca, Majorca, Prague, Pula, Murcia, Rhodes, Split, Tenerife, Zante.

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