Jet2 expands Edinburgh Airport operations with new winter flights

Airline adds 70,000 extra seats and a new route to Madeira 

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays are continuing to expand their operations from Edinburgh Airport with the launch of their biggest ever winter flights and holidays programme for 2017/18, including a brand new winter sun route to Madeira.
The airline and package holiday specialist says it’s building on its 2016 success by adding 70,000 extra seats for its Winter 17/18 programme, with even more flights and extended season lengths on popular destinations.
In total, 270,000 seats are now on sale from Edinburgh Airport to a choice of 16 winter warmers, cool cities and super ski destinations across the Mediterranean and Europe in a 34% uplift on this year.
Next winter will see Jet2.com and Jet2holidays operate their biggest ever winter sun programme from Edinburgh Airport, with over 195,000 seats to winter sun destinations in a 46% increase.
This includes huge growth to the Canary Islands, with up to 10 weekly flights and 100,000 seats in total. Services to Paphos in Cyprus will start in February with early bookers able to take advantage of thousands of extra seats, while the programme also sees strong growth and extended programmes to popular winter sun destinations such as Alicante (four weekly flights) and Malaga (four weekly flights). The addition of weekly flights to Madeira makes this a brand new route.
This is the latest in a number of growth announcements from Jet2.com and Jet2.holidays this year. The company has launched two new bases at Birmingham and London Stansted Airports, along with the purchase of 30 new Boeing 737-800 airplanes and the creation of around 1,000 new jobs, including 80 at Edinburgh Airport.
The company also launched its biggest ever Summer programme for 2017 earlier this year, and the accolades have been pouring in, with Jet2.com been voted the ‘UK’s Top Airline’ and ‘Most Loved Airline’ by users of TripAdvisor and Skytrax respectively.
Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: “This is a very exciting time for Jet2.com and Jet2holidaysand today’s announcement is yet another step on our ambitious growth plans from Edinburgh Airport.
“Our biggest ever winter programme gives local people more opportunity than ever to visit their favourite sun and city destinations all-year-round, as well as more choice for hitting the best slopes in Europe. With a brand new route to Madeira, and an increased number of flights and holiday options available, we’re delighted to offer customers the chance to enjoy the best that Europe has to offer on our award winning airline.”
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