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 9th UK airport base and first in the South of England.
A total of 21 European leisure destinations are now on offer – 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 travel agents across North & East London and the East of England great choice and value. The launch of two weekly flights to Madeira makes this route exclusive to Jet2.com and Jet2holidays from London Stansted Airport.
In response, Jet2holidays is growing its trade team with the appointment of a Sales Executive who will be dedicated to London Stansted Airport.
A total of 83 weekly flights will operate through Jet2.com. This includes daily services to Alicante, Faro, Ibiza, Malaga and Majorca and means that over 800,000 seats will be available from spring 2017.
The first flights from London Stansted Airport will take off on Thursday 30th March 2017 to Alicante, Faro, Majorca and Lanzarote.
In addition to the new role in its trade team, 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.
Alan Cross, Head of Trade at Jet2holidays, said:
“Today is a real milestone for Jet2holidays as it marks the day we bring our family friendly formula to travel agency partners in the south of England. Our agency partners are integral to the ongoing growth and success of our business, accounting for a third of sales, so agents should expect the highest level of support from our dedicated team. We are already experiencing great feedback and a very positive response to our proposition, which is incredibly exciting.
“Jet2holidays means that agents are able to offer something for everyone, with flexible stays and 3,750 hotels providing everything from great value holidays through to city breaks and a great choice of hotels from value to luxury. We are really 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.
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. 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.”