Leisure carrier Jet2 is adding an extra aircraft and putting another 100,000 seats on sale for Summer 19 from London Stansted Airport on the back of strong demand from customers in the South and South East of England.
This latest expansion at the newest base means it will now operate 12 aircraft from London Stansted next summer, taking seat capacity at London Stansted next summer to over 1.85 million, an increase of 24 per cent on summer 2018.
Jet2 will operate to 36 sun and city destinations in summer 2019, and today’s additional capacity means more flights and holidays to a number of popular destinations including Cyprus, Turkey, the Canary Islands, the Balearic Islands, Portugal and Mainland Spain.
Due to adding an extra aircraft the airline will now fly daily services to Larnaca and Paphos in Cyprus and 20 weekly services to Turkey, including daily flights to Antalya and Dalaman as well as four weekly services to Bodrum and two to Izmir.
Almost 30 weekly flights, including daily and double-daily services to Lanzarote and Tenerife, as well as five weekly services to Gran Canaria and three weekly services to Fuerteventura.
Almost 60 weekly flights in total, including daily and double-daily services to Alicante, Ibiza, Malaga, Menorca and Majorca and Jet2 will be the only operator to Madeira from London Stansted with weekly services increasing to four.
The number of services to Faro in Portugal will be increased to 12 every week and it will operate over 30 weekly services to eight Greek destinations – Crete (Heraklion and Chania), Corfu, Rhodes, Kefalonia, Zante, Halkidiki and Kos.
Jet2 chief executive officer, Steve Heapy said: “This is great news for customers in the South and South East of England who are looking to enjoy a great value package holiday in the sunshine next summer.
“Continued demand means we are adding extra aircraft and increasing capacity by over 100,000 seats, giving local holidaymakers even more choice and flexibility with our award-winning airline and package holiday business.
“As the leading tour operator out of London Stansted, we are delighted to be adding more choice to a number of fantastic destinations including Turkey, Cyprus, Greece and Spain.”