JET2.COM AND JET2HOLIDAYS EXTEND SUMMER SEASON TO GREECE IN RESPONSE TO CUSTOMER DEMAND

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays extend Summer season to Greece in response to customer demand

  • Jet2.com and Jet2holidays adds flights in October and November from Birmingham Airport
  • Summer season extended to Zante, Crete (Heraklion), Rhodes and Kefalonia in response to demand from local holidaymakers

12th February 2021: Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have responded to demand from customers looking to enjoy some Greek sunshine in late summer, by adding more flights and holidays to Zante, Crete (Heraklion), Rhodes and Kefalonia from Birmingham Airport, extending the Summer 21 season and providing customers with more choice.

The leading leisure airline and package holiday specialist has stepped quickly in to meet demand from local holidaymakers by adding new flights in October and November. With customers looking to get away for their much-needed holidays this summer, today’s announcement gives them even more choice in the late summer period.

The addition of these new flights, as well as an expanded choice of 2-5 star hotels and great deals, means that Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have moved quickly to provide customers with more opportunity to grab a slice of the summer sun.

The new flights added today are as follows:

  • Zante – extra flying from Birmingham means the season is extended until the end of October for the first time. Jet2holidays also has a wider selection of hotels and resorts on sale in Zante than ever before.
  • Rhodes – extra flying from Birmingham means com and Jet2holidays are extending the summer season in Rhodes to mid-November.
  • Crete (Heraklion) – extra flying from Birmingham means com and Jet2holidays are extending the summer season in Heraklion to 8th November.
  • Kefalonia - extra flying from Birmingham means com and Jet2holidays are extending the summer season in Kefalonia to mid-October.

Jet2holidays is responding to demand for the assurance that its ATOL protected package holidays provide; in particular confirming that customers will be refunded quickly if their holiday is affected by travel restrictions.

Over the past year Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have received praise from customers, consumer organisations, media, and independent travel agents for their industry-leading and prompt refunding of over £1bn to customers whose travel plans have been affected by programme changes during the pandemic.

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays are ranked as the number one and two travel firms for providing refunds, according to a travel refund cancellation survey by MoneySavingExpert.com (MSE). Jet2.com was also recognised by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) as the only UK airline to promptly provide refunds.  

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: “There continues to be enormous pent-up demand from local holidaymakers, who want nothing more than to get away to the sunshine and enjoy their well-deserved holidays. As always, we listen to what customers want and react accordingly, so that we can provide them with the holiday choices that they want. Extending the summer season to Greece means we are doing exactly that; giving customers more opportunity to get away and enjoy a much-needed holiday. As a result of the assurance that customers get from our award-winning flights and ATOL protected package holidays, we will be continuing to respond to the demand so that when travel opens up, we can take customers from Birmingham Airport to their favourite holiday hotspots.”

Tom Screen, Aviation Director of Birmingham Airport said: “We know that a lot of our customers are desperate to book their holiday for this year.  After dealing with 2020 and the uncertainty that it brought around booking holidays, we find ourselves in a similar situation again.  However, as always, forward thinking Jet2.com and Jet2holidays are giving customers a prolonged holiday window with flights extended to the Greek Islands into October and November, ensuring that customers can find a getaway that can include the October half term holidays too.  With flight and hotel availability being extended, the trusted reputation of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays and the assurance of an ATOL protected holiday, all of this really does give customers the reassurance to book.”

Visit www.jet2.com or www.jet2holidays.com

Independent travel agents can visit: trade.jet2holidays.com

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