and Jet2holidays celebrates five years of flying from Birmingham Airport

  • Leading leisure airline and tour operator marks the important milestone with celebration at the base
  • Customers treated to VIP Customer Experience, including red carpet, balloon arch, cake and flight vouchers
  • Over the last five years, com and Jet2holidays have experienced substantial growth and success, with a choice of 60 destinations now available from Birmingham Airport


30th March 2022: and Jet2holidays celebrated five years of operating award-winning flights and package holidays from Birmingham Airport in style today, by waving customers off with a birthday-themed celebration.

Customers on today’s flights from Birmingham Airport to Faro, Alicante, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Paphos, Malaga and Tenerife were given the type of VIP customer experience at check-in that has resulted in the companies winning multiple awards. This included a red-carpet welcome, a balloon arch and a number five shaped birthday cake, which was sliced and handed out to customers before departing to their destinations.

In addition to that, five groups of lucky customers were also given a free pair of flight vouchers.

Today’s celebration marks five years since and Jet2holidays started operating from Birmingham Airport in 2017. Since then, the companies have experienced substantial growth and success, with over 5 million customers having travelled on either a flight with or a package holiday with Jet2holidays from the base.

Back then, the leading leisure airline and the UK’s leading tour operator to many destinations across the Mediterranean and Canary Islands operated to 15 destinations from Birmingham Airport whereas the companies now operate to 60 sun, city and ski holiday hotspots. This offers customers and independent travel agents in the Midlands lots of choice and flexibility when it comes to booking and travelling on award-winning flights and ATOL protected package holidays to a wide range of destinations from Birmingham Airport.

As well as marking the milestone with customers, and Jet2holidays also celebrated the anniversary with colleagues who have been part of the team since the companies first launched flights and holidays from the base.

Catherine Meredith, Station Manager at Birmingham Airport, who is one of the colleagues celebrating the five-year milestone, comments: “It is fantastic to be celebrating five years of and Jet2holidays at Birmingham Airport today. Having been part of the team since day one, I feel honoured to not only be marking the companies’ anniversary but also my own. I am looking forward to seeing us grow even more, as our award-winning flights and holidays continue to prove popular with holidaymakers in the region.”

When booking and travelling on award-winning flights with and ATOL protected package holidays with Jet2holidays, customers can experience and enjoy the companies’ VIP customer service, which has seen and Jet2holidays grow their businesses and repeatedly win high-profile accolades such as Which? Recommended Provider and TripAdvisor’s Best Airline – UK and Top 10 Airlines of the World.

This VIP customer service includes friendly flight times and a generous 22kg baggage allowance through a flight-only booking with, which saw the airline win five accolades at the 2020 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice® Awards for Airlines; or that very same VIP customer service, in-resort Customer Helpers, transfers, free child places and ATOL protection with Jet2holidays.

The fifth anniversary marks the continued growth and success and Jet2holidays has experienced at Birmingham Airport. The companies now offer daily flights to some of the most popular sun and city destinations across the Mediterranean, Canary Islands and Europe – with Alicante proving to be Birmingham customers’ number one sunshine destination! With an unrivalled choice of flying, holidaymakers are spoilt for choice when it comes to where and when they would like to enjoy a getaway and means they can book the duration of holiday that suits them.

Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays, said: “We are delighted to be celebrating five years of operating flights and holidays from Birmingham Airport and to be marking this important milestone with both customers and colleagues. Since we first launched from Birmingham Airport, we have grown considerably and this is all down to the support and loyalty from holidaymakers and independent travel agents in the region, as well as our fantastic colleagues. We would like to take this opportunity to offer our thanks to everyone who has contributed to our success at Birmingham Airport over the last five years.

“In addition to looking back over the years, we are also looking towards the future with confidence and positivity, as we continue to take many more happy holidaymakers from Birmingham Airport on our award-winning flights and ATOL protected package holidays.”

Nick Barton, CEO of Birmingham Airport, said: “Today is a huge milestone for and Jet2holidays here at Birmingham Airport. The airline has shown its support to the region over the past five years offering more than five million customers the chance to travel to a variety of destinations. and Jet2holidays’ customer service is exemplary, and this is reflected with their loyal customer base. We look forward to working with and Jet2holidays as a partner airline for years to come.”

Some top 5th birthday facts:

  • and Jet2holidays have carried more than 5 million customers to and from Birmingham Airport.
  • Over 700,000 cups of tea and more than 200,000 KitKats have been served to Birmingham customers since the airline and tour operator started operating from the base.
  • Birmingham’s favourite com and Jet2holidays destination is Alicante.
  • And the most popular sandwich for Birmingham customers is the Ham & Cheese Toastie.

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