Jet2.com and Jet2holidays has given the tourism industries in Ibiza and Menorca a major boost, by announcing extended season lengths on the back of strong demand for holidays outside of peak summer periods.
The announcement means that the leading leisure airline and package holiday specialist is putting on more than 80 additional flights across both destinations, representing an extra 30,000 seats.
The company has put additional flights on sale to Ibiza from five UK bases between late September and the end of October this year, as more holidaymakers look to explore and enjoy the White Island outside of the peak season, when the weather is warm but the crowds are fewer, meaning more chance to enjoy Ibiza’s beauty. The company is extending the season from Birmingham, East Midlands, Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle Airports, giving customers more choice and flexibility, whilst strengthening its position as the UK’s largest tour operator to Ibiza this summer.
The summer season will also start earlier in Ibiza next year, as the company has introduced April flights to the island from four of its UK bases. For the first time, customers with Jet2.com and Jet2holidays will be able to travel to Ibiza in April, opening up the famous destination in time for the Easter holidays. The additional flights will operate twice-weekly from Birmingham, Leeds Bradford, Manchester and London Stansted.
The company is also putting on additional flights to Menorca between September and November this year, with additional services from five UK bases. The extra services are from Birmingham, East Midlands, Leeds Bradford, Manchester and Newcastle Airports, and come in response to demand for Menorca’s stunning natural beauty, secret beaches, and historic architecture outside of the main summer holiday season.
The extended seasons have been announced as demand for great value package holidays in both destinations continues to increase. The company has more 2-5 star hotels on sale than ever in Ibiza and Menorca, is offering the freedom of a villa with all the benefits of a package holiday through Jet2Villas, and is operating to both destinations from all nine of its UK bases this summer.
Today’s announcement is a clear sign that both islands are enjoying more popularity outside of peak summer months too, and it means that the company will operate during periods when it has never previously flown to either destination. On the back of the news, the package holiday specialist has pledged to not just fill rooms during the peak season, but to work in partnership with hoteliers and the industry to achieve the best results outside of that period too.
Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: “Our commitment to providing award-winning flights and holidays means that we continue to attract more and more customers, and today’s announcement is yet more evidence of that. This news is a real boost for the tourism industry and economy in Menorca and Ibiza, and is living proof that we are not just working to fill hotels in the peak summer season but that we are working with our hotel and industry partners to achieve the best possible results in shoulder seasons too. We have become the UK’s second largest tour operator by working in collaboration with our partners in Ibiza and Menorca, and we will continue to stick to these principles so that we can continue flying happy holidaymakers to these fantastic destinations on a package holiday they can trust.”
Jet2.com and Jet2holidays has won a number of recent awards for providing its VIP customer service, including winning Which? Travel Brand of the Year 2018. Jet2holidays was this year recognised by the Institute of Customer Service for providing the best customer satisfaction in the industry, and Jet2.com has been awarded Best Airline UK and Best Low-Cost Airline Europe for two consecutive years in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for airlines. In the recent 2018 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards, the airline was also awarded Best Economy Class Europe and was recognised as one of the ‘Top 10 Airlines in the World’, coming 7th in the prestigious list.