Europe adds eighth base at Birmingham airport Boeing 737-800
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Leisure airline is continuing their expansion in the UK with the launch today of flights from Birmingham Airport, their eighth UK airport base.

The airline announced fifteen destinations for summer 2017: Alicante, Crete (Heraklion), Faro, Fuerteventura, Girona (Costa Brava), Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Lanzarote, Majorca, Malaga, Menorca, Paphos, Reus, Rhodes and Tenerife.

A total of 57 weekly flights will operate to these destinations, with daily services to popular hotspots Alicante, Faro and Majorca. The flights will operate on four of brand new Boeing 737-800 next generation aircraft. The first flights from Birmingham Airport will take off on Thursday 30th March 2017 to Faro and Malaga. arrival in Birmingham means significant investment for the region. More than 200 new jobs will be created with roles available including flight and cabin crew, engineers and ground operations staff.

Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays, said:

“This is an incredibly exciting day for us as we announce our expansion into our eighth UK airport base, providing further growth and investment for the region. It’s fantastic to be bringing our friendly low fares, great value package holidays, plus our brand new aircraft to Birmingham Airport.

“This is our most significant programme launch for some time, giving people a choice of 15 of the most popular sunshine destinations, including eleven Spanish hotspots, two Greek islands, plus Paphos and the sunny Algarve. We’re thrilled that even more customers can now experience our award winning flights and holidays and we look forward to our first flights taking off next year!”

Paul Kehoe, CEO Birmingham Airport, added:

“It’s great news that today we welcome Jet2.comand Jet2holidays as partners of Birmingham Airport. This new addition to the family here at Birmingham Airport means new jobs in our region and even more choice for travellers, with 15 routes to popular and affordable sun destinations. This friendly leisure airline is in response to customer demand offering great value deals to some of the most popular sunshine routes on a fleet of brand new 737-800 aircraft.” Launch Programme from Birmingham Airport:

  • Alicante (daily)
  • Heraklion (twice weekly)
  • Faro (daily)
  • Fuerteventura (twice weekly)
  • Girona (twice weekly)
  • Gran Canaria (twice weekly)
  • Ibiza (six times a week)
  • Lanzarote (three times a week)
  • Palma de Mallorca (twice weekly)
  • Menorca (twice weekly)
  • Paphos (twice weekly)
  • Reus (three times a week)
  • Rhodes (twice weekly)
  • Tenerife (four times a week)


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