British leisure carrier Jet2.com extends summer schedule – AirlineGeeks.com
By John Flett
British leisure carrier Jet2.com extends summer program
The UK government will again revise the ‘traffic light’ travel system for passengers returning to England this week. The disparate governments of Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales set their own travel restrictions and may or may not follow the same criteria that apply to England. The latest revision saw an increase in the number of countries added to the Green and Amber Lists, causing an increase in travel.
The next government announcement comes in the last week of the summer vacation and perhaps too late for most carriers to take advantage of. However, the third British operator Jet2.com anticipated the review by adding capacity to its network and extending its summer season until the end of October at some bases. Jet2.com operates out of London Stansted and nine regional bases in the UK: Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester and Newcastle.
“Green List destinations continue to enjoy tremendous demand from our customers and once again we are responding quickly to this demand by providing vacationers with even more choice and flexibility,” said Steve Heapy, CEOs of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said in a report. “With more flights and vacations now on sale to Malta, Croatia, Jersey and Madeira, we know there will be a rush of bookings based on what we’ve already seen this summer and that’s a great one. news.”
Jet2.com offers seat-only fares, and its parent company Jet2 plc offers vacation packages through its subsidiary Jet2holidays, the UK’s second-largest tour operator. In 2019, the airline carried 14.39 million passengers and operated more than 100 aircraft, including 34 new Boeings. 737-800 delivered between September 2016 and January 2019.
Malta will see an increase of 30 flights per week on the Jet2.com network, while other destinations will increase their services to add 10,000 more seats to the network. The Mediterranean island has been extremely popular with British travelers, as arrival conditions for fully vaccinated travelers have been less restrictive than those for other destinations.
The need to further lift restrictions on fully vaccinated travelers departing and returning to the UK has become a key focus for aviation industry leaders to facilitate increased demand. Heapy reinforced this by announcing the hourly increases for Jet2.com.
“On the one hand, we are very happy to add more flights and vacations to such fantastic destinations, but on the other hand, we continue to be frustrated that so many other destinations are staying out of the Green List for no discernible reason, ”he said. said in a statement. We are now in the midst of peak holiday season, so we urge the government to release the handbrake on international travel and take the same approach as in so many other areas of daily life. The vaccination program continues to be a huge success, so we should be able to take advantage of it, including our vacation this summer. “