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Leading leisure airline and package holiday specialist unveils NINTH UK base and FIRST in the south of England

  • 21 DESTINATIONS now available to book with the UK’s Top Airline according to TripAdvisor
  • A massive launch offer of 50,000 seats for £30
  • SIX BRAND NEW aircraft offering over 800,000 SEATS
  •  Major investment in region with over 250 jobs created
  • Essex royalty, Mark Wright, officially launched the new base

Jet2 Stansted

Leading leisure airline and package holiday specialist, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, are marking a major step on their ongoing expansion with the launch today of flights and holidays from London Stansted Airport, their NINTH UK airport base and FIRST in the South of England.

 A total of 21 fantastic European leisure destinations are now on sale – Lanzarote, Malaga, Alicante, Dubrovnik, Faro, Madeira, Fuerteventura, Girona, Crete (Heraklion), Ibiza, Kos, Larnaca, Gran Canaria, Menorca, Paphos, Majorca, Pula, Reus, Rhodes, Tenerife and Zante – giving holidaymakers across North & East London and the East of England more choice and value. The launch of two weekly flights to Madeira makes this route exclusive to Jet2.com and Jet2holidays from London Stansted Airport.

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays joined forces with Essex Royalty, Mark Wright, to officially launch its flights and holidays. Mark, accompanied by a ‘Red Team’ hit squad, marked the occasion with a MAJOR FREE FLIGHTS giveaway at Liverpool Street Station and on the Stansted Express. Thousands of commuters were surprised with a free trip to one of Jet2.com’s and Jet2holidays’ 21 European sun destinations which are now on sale from his local airport for summer 2017.

As Jet2holidays wraps everything up in one package, holidaymakers from London Stansted Airport will now be given access to great value package breaks across thousands of 2-5 star hotels, with Jet2.com flights, industry leading 22kg baggage allowance and airport transfers included, through a £60 per person deposit. Offering full ATOL protection, Jet2holidays includes free infant places on all holidays as well as 0% credit card fees. With a UK based call centre, and the option to book online, over the phone or through travel agents, Jet2holidays customers from London Stansted Airport also benefit from 24 hour in-resort service.

A total of 83 WEEKLY FLIGHTS will operate through Jet2.com, which has recently been voted the ‘UK’s Top Airline’ and ‘Most Loved Airline’ by users of TripAdvisor and Skytrax respectively. This includes DAILY services to popular hotspots Alicante, Faro, Ibiza, Malaga and Majorca and means that over 800,000 SEATS will be available from spring 2017. To mark the launch, 50,000 seats have been released for just £30. Withfriendly low fares offering fantastic value, award winning customer service, and great flight times, Jet2.com also offers 0% credit card fees.

The flights will operate on SIX of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays’ brand new Boeing 737-800 aircraft, the first of which was delivered last week at a special ceremony at Boeing’s Delivery Center in Seattle.

The first flights from London Stansted Airport will take off on Thursday 30th March 2017 to Alicante, Faro, Majorca and Lanzarote.

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays’ arrival at London Stansted represents a significant investment for the region. More than 250 NEW JOBS will be created with roles available including flight and cabin crew, engineers and ground operations staff.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: “Because of our family friendly ethos, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have enjoyed years of success and growth in northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Today is an incredibly exciting chapter in our history as it marks the day we bring our family friendly formula to the south of England and become a truly national brand.

“Jet2.com and Jet2holidays offer something for everyone, with flexible stays and 3,750 hotels providing everything from great value holidays through to city breaks and the best luxury hotels. We are looking forward to bringing our friendly low fares and great value package holidays to London Stansted Airport and we are confident our proposition will make us a resounding success.

“This is a hugely significant programme launch, giving people a choice of 21 of the most popular European leisure destinations, and includes an exclusive route to Madeira, as well as daily flights to Alicante, Faro, Ibiza, Malaga and Majorca. We’re thrilled that customers across North & East London and the East of England can now experience our flights and holidays, which repeatedly see us win accolades such as TripAdvisor’s ‘top airline’ and we look forward to our first flights taking off next year!”

Andrew Cowan, Chief Executive, London Stansted Airport said: “We’re delighted that Jet2.com and Jet2holidays has chosen Stansted as its ninth UK base and the first in the South of England. Jet2’s arrival at Stansted from next spring will create 250 new jobs at the airport, and support more jobs across our region, as well as offering passengers in London and the East of England a fantastic choice of flights and package holidays to 21 of Europe’s most popular and exciting destinations.

“The announcement is a real vote of confidence in Stansted and we look forward to building a strong working relationship with Jet2 to ensure this exciting new partnership is an overwhelming success.”

Jet2 Stansteda

Mark Wright said: “I’ve flown with Jet2.com and Jet2holidays numerous times and can’t rate them enough. I always fly with them when I’m working in Manchester. It’s great that they are finally coming down South and have chosen my local airport as their ninth UK base. They offer really good value.” 

As well as 50,000 seats for just £30, the Launch Programme from London Stansted Airport includes £60 per person deposit with Jet2holidays and the following:

  • Alicante – operating daily with Jet2.com flights from £39 one way, including taxes. 
  • Crete (Heraklion) – operating three times a week with Jet2.com flights from £70 one way, including taxes. 
  • Dubrovnik – operating three times a week with Jet2.com flights from £39 one way, including taxes. 
  • Faro – operating daily with Jet2.com flights from £39 one way, including taxes. 
  • Fuerteventura – operating twice weekly with Jet2.com flights from £70 one way, including taxes. 
  • Girona (Costa Brava) – operating twice weekly with Jet2.com flights from £39 one way, including taxes. 
  • Gran Canaria – operating three times a week with Jet2.com flights from £70 one way, including taxes. 
  • Ibiza – operating daily with Jet2.com flights from £39 one way, including taxes. 
  • Kos – operating twice weekly with Jet2.com flights from £70 one way, including taxes. 
  • Lanzarote – operating four times a week with Jet2.com flights from £70 one way, including taxes. 
  • Larnaca – operating three times a week with Jet2.com flights from £70 one way, including taxes. 
  • Madeira – Exclusive to Jet2.com operating twice weekly with flights from £70 one way, including taxes. 
  • Majorca – operating daily with Jet2.com flights from £39 one way, including taxes. 
  • Malaga – operating daily with Jet2.com flights from £39 one way, including taxes. 
  • Menorca – operating three times a week with Jet2.com flights from £39 one way, including taxes. 
  • Paphos – operating twice weekly with Jet2.com flights from £70 one way, including taxes. 
  • Pula - – operating twice weekly with Jet2.com flights from £39 one way, including taxes. 
  • Reus – operating four times a week with Jet2.com flights from £39 one way, including taxes. 
  • Rhodes – operating three times a week with Jet2.com flights from £39 one way, including taxes. 
  • Tenerife – operating six times a week with Jet2.com flights from £70 one way, including taxes. 
  • Zante – operating twice weekly with Jet2.com flights from £70 one way, including taxes.

This year, Jet2holidays launched Resort Flight Check In, an innovative hotel check in service which means customers can enjoy a hassle-free end to their holiday. It is the first and only tour operator to offer it free in European resorts and is available in 20 hotels in Benidorm plus more than 40 hotels across Majorca and Tenerife.

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