Jet2 announces additional flights to holiday destinations from Newcastle Airport this summer to cope with post-lockdown demand

Holiday operator Jet2 has increased the capacity of flights to multiple destinations from Newcastle Airport due to an increased demand.

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 3:58 pm

Jet2.com and Jet2holiays have added more flights and holidays to the Canary Islands, mainland Spain, Portugal, Greece and Turkey as the tourism industry continues to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.

The increase means thousands of additional seats have gone on sale as the travel operator saw a 1,000% spike in bookings following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s roadmap out of lockdown.

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Jet2 are offering more flights from Newcastle Airport to help cope with demand following the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: Getty Images.

It means that more flights to the popular holiday destinations will operate throughout September and October – with daily flights running to the Canary Islands, mainland Spain and Portugal.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: “The number of customers booking flights and package holidays with us to the Canary Island, mainland Spain, Portugal, Greece and Turkey tells us that many people want nothing more than to get away this summer.

"This demand is there, and as ever we are quick to respond to what our customers are telling us, making sure we take them from Newcastle Airport to their favourite holiday choices.”

"We know that our destinations are keen to welcome holidaymakers from the UK, and the UK government has shown that there is a clear ambition to reopen international travel in the coming months.

"We look forward to more detail in due course and will be ready to take our customers on their well-deserved holidays when travel reopens.”

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