Jet2 and Jet2holidays: “Vote of confidence” in Greece and tourism

More tourists from Great Britain seek to bring to Greece, during this tourist season, the airline and the travel agency (tour operator) Jet2holidays.

At a joint event held by the British group with Athens Airport, the CEO of and Jet2holidays, Mr. Steve Heapy, announced that the airline is greatly strengthening the program for the summer period 2022, with the availability of more than half a million places in Greece compared to the summer season 2019, an increase of 86%. Specifically, it has for sale more than 1.1 million seats from the United Kingdom in Greece for the summer of 2022.

In addition, Mr. Heapy said that the company’s ambitious plans include the launch of flights and city break packages in Athens for the first time this summer.

The CEO of Athens International Airport, Giannis Paraschis, welcomed this development and underlined the relationship with and Jet2holidays as an indicative example of the upward trend in traffic at Athens Airport, as the trip recovers from the effects of the Covid pandemic. 19.


Flights to 15 Greek destinations

The extended schedule of and Jet2holidays includes flights from 10 bases in the United Kingdom to 15 Greek destinations (Athens, Corfu, Chania, Heraklion, Kefalonia, Thessaloniki, Kos, Kalamata, Lesvos, Mykonos, Preveza, Rhodes, Skiathos, Santorini and Zakynthos).

In total, Jet2holidays will operate in approximately 175 resorts in 20 Greek destinations this summer, with 270 weekly itineraries during peak times, providing its customers with amazing flexibility to enjoy the Greek sun.

For the choice of accommodation, Jet2holidays hosts more than 1,100 2-5 star hotels and 400 villas in Greece this summer.

As well as bringing more leisure travelers to Greece than ever before, this very large flight schedule also provides Greeks with more opportunities to fly to the UK than ever with Europe’s Top Airlines, according to a Trip Advisor (Belfast International) rating. , Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle and London Stansted).

Athens directly to Manchester and Birmingham

The expansion of and Jet2holidays for the summer of 2022 includes Athens as a new destination, with 4 weekly flights between the Greek capital and Birmingham and Manchester airports from April 14 (2 weekly flights from each base).

Including these 2 new routes to Athens, / Jet2holidays will operate a total of 8 new routes between the United Kingdom and Greece this year. The other new destinations are: Edinburgh to Skiathos – Edinburgh to Santorini – Edinburgh to Preveza – Edinburgh to Halkidiki – Bristol to Halkidiki – Glasgow to Kos.

Auspicious prospects

The CEO of and Jet2holidays added: “We will bring more customers to Greece than ever before, with high quality vacation packages while a key element of our continued success in this beautiful country is the excellent partnerships we have with airports, hoteliers, as well as and with the Government.

Along with the fact that we will bring more travelers for leisure in Greece and we will create more jobs through the expanded group of award-winning “customer helpers”, we will also of course transport more travelers from Greece to the United Kingdom. We look forward to an excellent summer, and beyond, as Greece remains at the heart of our ongoing development and our strategy for success. ”

Giannis Paraschis, CEO of Athens International Airport, said: “We are very pleased to welcome to our airport and the Athens market. The United Kingdom is one of our most important markets and it is certain that’s new routes to Manchester and Birmingham will serve the growing demand, while offering the travel public more value-for-money options. We welcome our new partner and provide our full commitment to support in its development in the Athens market! ”.

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