Jet2 resumes flights to green list destinations after Covid rules eased

Airline and tour operator Jet2 has resumed flights to four holiday hotspots, following last week’s announcement from the UK Government on international travel.

Some 22 services departed from Belfast International, Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, London Stansted, Manchester, and Newcastle Airports today, with customers jetting off for some much-needed sunshine.

Destinations, included the Balearic Islands, Majorca, Menorca and Ibiza, and Madeira – in addition to the company’s programme of flights and holidays that is already operating to Jersey.

Flights will start from Bristol Airport to Majorca and Menorca tomorrow on Jet2‘s first ever flights from the hub.

Following the news last week that the Balearic Islands, Malta and Madeira have been given green list status, Jet2 has reported a huge surge in bookings to these destinations, with customers flocking to book July and August holidays.

It recorded the highest volume of bookings to the Balearic Islands in almost a year, with bookings for July alone up more than 3,000 per cent at one point. Bookings for Madeira also jumped by almost 1,500 per cent as customers took the chance to finally book and enjoy their much-needed holidays.

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In response, Jet2 has put additional flights on sale to Madeira, representing thousands of extra seats on sale in July and August from Birmingham and Leeds Bradford Airports.

Steve Heapy, chief executive of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: “We are delighted to see our flights take off again.

“We know how much pent-up demand there is and we have already added extra flights to Madeira to cope with demand. It is fantastic to be back in the air.

“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.”

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