Operator resumes international flights and holidays to Madeira, Majorca, Ibiza and Menorca
Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have resumed international flights and holidays to four sunny destinations on the green list today (July 1), following last week’s announcement from the UK government on international travel. As of yesterday (June 30), 27 countries were added to the green list, meaning visitors do not have to quarantine on their return to the UK.
Jet2 is now running flights to the popular summer destinations of Majorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Madeira. A total of 22 flights are expected to depart today from Belfast International, Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, London Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle airports. As of tomorrow (July 2), Jet2.com and Jet2holidays will also be running from their 10th base in Bristol airport, with flights to Menorca and Majorca. These flights are running in addition to the company’s programme of flights and holidays currently operating to Jersey.
The company reported large surges in bookings from UK holidaymakers for July and August after the destinations were added to the green watchlist. Bookings for July increased by more than 3000% at one point, while bookings for Madeira were up by close to 1500%. Jet2 responded by adding additional flights to Madeira from Birmingham and Leeds Bradford airports for the month, allowing for thousands of extra seats.
Chief executive Steve Heapy said: “We are delighted to see our flights take off again today and to be resuming our award-winning flights and holidays programme to the Balearic islands — Majorca, Menorca and Ibiza — and Madeira.
“We know how much pent-up demand there is from our customers and independent travel agents to enjoy our award-winning flights and real package holidays once again, and we have already added extra flights to Madeira to cope with demand. We look forward to more destinations being added to the UK’s green list very soon and taking more customers away on their much-needed holidays.”
For destinations currently on the amber list, Jet2 have cancelled all flights and holidays until July 14. The programme will be continuously under review in line with announcements and updates from the government. Customers with flights and holidays to amber list destinations will have their booking fully refunded and should expect contact from a member of the Jet2’s team to rebook their trips.