Jet2.com and Jet2holidays launches hat trick of new destinations for Summer 19 from Manchester Airport

  • THREE BRAND NEW DESTINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR SUMMER 19 – Bourgas (Bulgaria), Chania (Crete) and Izmir (Turkey) – see bottom of release for lead-in prices
  • Today’s news follows recent announcement of another new destination from Manchester: La Rochelle
  • Over 2.8 million seats on sale for Summer 19 means 12% increase in capacity and 46 destinations on sale!

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays has today announced further details of its Summer 19 programme, with the launch of THREE BRAND NEW DESTINATIONS from Manchester Airport - Bourgas (Bulgaria), Chania (Crete) and Izmir (Turkey).

Today’s announcement means that the leading airline and tour operator has 46 destinations on sale from Manchester Airport, a total of more than 2.8 million seats which represents a 12% capacity increase. The news follows the recent launch of summer flights to La Rochelle.

From May 2019, the company will operate two weekly flights (Mondays and Thursdays) to Bourgas (Bulgaria), meaning almost 20,000 seats in its first year of operation. The destination offers great value for money as well as miles of golden sands along the Black Sea. What’s more, with a range of 2-5 star hotels on sale, holidaymakers can soak up the Balkan sun in resorts such as Sunny Beach, Nessebar, Obzor and St Vlas.

Another great flyer, Stanislav Yevetski, the Bulgarian actor best known for his role as Victor Krum in Harry Potter, has helped this Bourgas announcement get off to a flying start by supporting the launch to his home country, Bulgaria.

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays’ second new destination for Summer 19 from Manchester is Chania (Crete). In total there are more than 18,000 seats with the award-winning airline and tour operator to the company’s second destination in Crete, in addition to Heraklion. This new route, which operates every Tuesday and Friday, gives holidaymakers access to the northwest coast of Crete, opening up blue flag beaches and historic sights in resorts such as Rethymnon, Aghia Marina, Chania Town, Kalyves, Stalos and Kolymbari.

The third brand new destination for Summer 19 from Manchester is Izmir (Turkey), which has been added in response to the huge demand for great value package holidays to Turkey. With almost 20,000 seats and services every Wednesday and Saturday, holidaymakers have plenty of choice when it comes to accessing popular family friendly resorts on the west coast of Turkey such as Kusadasi, Cesme, Ozdere and Seferihisar. This brand new Turkish destination is expected to be extremely popular with holidaymakers looking for exceptional weather, great value, and fabulous cuisine with beautiful beaches and the Dilek National Park within easy reach.

In addition to today’s exciting announcement Jet2.com and Jet2holidays has also announced the following from Manchester Airport:

  • 46 destinations including NEW for 2019 La Rochelle
  • 2.8 million seats available with 12% growth on summer 18
  • Second Airbus A330 aircraft to come into fleet to support growth
  • More flights and holidays to popular destinations such as Spain, Portugal, Canary Islands, Balearic Islands, Greece and Turkey

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: “We are extremely excited about our Summer 19 programme from Manchester Airport, which is our biggest and best to date. The three fantastic brand new destinations announced today give holidaymakers even more choice with our award-winning airline and package holiday business, and mean a total of four new destinations for Summer 19 from Manchester.

“The addition of flights to Bourgas means we will operate to Bulgaria for the first time, and with resorts such as Sunny Beach on sale, we are expecting it be hugely popular with local holidaymakers. Greece continues to attract holidaymakers in huge numbers, and this new route Chania in Crete opens up the north west of this beautiful island. Finally, Turkey continues to see huge demand, so we are opening up more resorts on the west coast of this fantastic country, by adding flights and holidays to Izmir. We are hugely excited about Summer 19 when we will have thousands of 2-5-star hotels and a fleet of aircraft full of happy holidaymakers enjoying the VIP customer service that Jet2.com and Jet2holidays delivers.”

Julian Carr, Aviation Director for Manchester Airport, said: “It’s great to see Jet2.com adding more new routes from Manchester Airport. We know Bourgas, Chania and Izmir are all hugely popular destinations with our customers.”

This year, the award-winning airline Jet2.com celebrated 15 years of flying, and package holiday specialist Jet2holidays recently celebrated both its 10th anniversary and becoming the UK’s second largest tour operator. The company continues to win a number of awards for its VIP customer service, including winning an unprecedented four accolades at last week’s 2018 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice™ awards for airlines (Best Airline – UK and Best Low-Cost Airline – Europe for the second year running, Best Economy Class in Europe, and the only UK and European airline to be recognised in the Top 10 Airlines in the World category – coming 7th in the prestigious list).

In line with its family friendly approach, the company recently expanded its Free Resort Flight Check-In service, meaning customers in nine destinations and 250 hotels can now securely drop their bags off on the last day of their holiday, making their flight home quicker, easier and more convenient.

  • Flights start from £69 one way including taxes from Manchester Airport to Bourgas, and holidays from £349 per person, including a 22kg luggage allowance and return transfers.
  • Flights start from £69 one way including taxes from Manchester Airport to Izmir, and holidays from £429 per person, including a 22kg luggage allowance and return transfers.
  • Flights start from £75 one way including taxes from Manchester Airport to Chania, and holidays from £449 per person, including a 22kg luggage allowance and return transfers

For further information or to book, please visit www.jet2.com or www.jet2holidays.com.