Jet2.com and Jet2holidays launches free Twilight Check-In at Birmingham Airport

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, the UK’s travel and Holiday Company, has launched its free Twilight Check-In service at Birmingham Airport.

The Twilight Check-In free service was introduced in May 2015, and is now being expanded to Birmingham Airport. It is aimed at customers staying at a hotel or who live near the airport as it saves time the morning of the flight.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: ‘Jet2.com and Jet2holidays prides itself on giving customers a unique VIP experience from the very start of their holidays. Our Twilight Check-In is a smart and secure service and really adds to our customers overall holiday experience. We are delighted to be expanding it to Birmingham Airport, meaning customers can start their holiday with us luggage-free and breeze through the airport to catch their flight.’

The customers would need to check in online at least 24 hours before their flight, for flights departing before 12 noon the following day. They can then visit the Twilight check-in where they can drop their bags at the Jet2.com check-in desks between 3pm and 8pm the day before.

They can then arrive at the airport the following morning and head straight to security, bypassing check-in, giving them more time free before catching their Jet2.com flight.

The move comes as Birmingham Airport handled almost 12.5 million passengers in 2018 and welcomed additional routes and airlines to its existing offering. The additional routes introduced in 2018, include: Amritsar, Agadir, Langkawi, Bodrum, Marsa Alam and Montenegro, in addition to more frequency to Belfast, Geneva and Antalya.

In November 2018, the Airport announced a self-financed investment of GBP500 million to improve, modernise and extend facilities, delivering increased passenger capacity as well as enhancing the passenger experience.

Jet2.com announces first Stansted ski schedule, half-price return ski carriage from across UK bases

The UK-based leisure airline Jet2.com is set to operate its first ski programme from Stansted Airport his winter, according to an online report.

The airline will operate up to 11 flights a week from Stansted to four ski destinations this winter. The schedule includes up to five weekly flights to Geneva, two weekly services to Lyon, up the three weekly services to Salzburg and one weekly service to Grenoble. Jet2, which commenced its operations from Stansted earlier this year, has already announced an expanded summer programme for 2018, the report noted.

Commenting on the move, Steve Heapy, chief executive of Jet2.com and sister company Jet2holidays, reportedly said: ‘We are delighted to be launching ski flights from London Stansted Airport for the first time, offering customers the chance to reach the best slopes in Europe on our award-winning airline.

‘The launch of the first ever ski flights by Jet2.com from London Stansted to four exciting and popular destinations is fantastic news for winter sports enthusiasts from right across the East of England and London. I’m sure they will prove to be just as popular as the very successful summer 2017 flight programme as more and more skiers get the chance to hit the slopes from their local airport,’ Heapy said, adding: ‘With friendly flight times on a weekend, alongside 22kg of baggage and ski allowance, we’re confident of very busy and popular ski flights from London Stansted Airport this winter.’

In addition to the London Stansted ski carriage offer, Jet2.com is also offering half price return ski carriage from all nine of its UK bases. Starting September 19, 2017, Jet2 offers half price ski carriage on flights to Geneva, Grenoble, Salzburg, Turin and Lyon.

The promotional price applies for a new booking between September 19, 2017 and October 12, 2017. The service will be available for travel between November 30, 2017 and 30th April 2018 on any of the above routes.

Jet2com Announces Expanded Schedule to Rome and Barcelona from Glasgow

Jet2.com, a UK-based low-cost airline operating out of Leeds Bradford Airport, is expanding its services to Barcelona, Spain; and Rome, Italy.

The services from Glasgow Airport to Barcelona and Rome have been extended for all year round from the summer of 2013. Fares commence from £38 one way for a twice weekly service to Rome; while airfares commence from £37 one way for services to Barcelona.

Steve Heapy, the chief commercial officer of Jet2.com, said, ‘Rome and Barcelona are two of our most popular destinations and so we want to ensure customers can visit at any time of year. With our generous 22kg baggage allowance people can take their winter woollies or summer gear and really make the most of their trips.’

Amanda McMillan, managing director at Glasgow Airport, said, ‘This yet more positive news from Jet2.com which is clearly committed to continually improving its service for customers.

The extension of its popular Barcelona and Rome routes will provide passengers with greater flexibility and choice and it follows the airline’s recent decision to introduce flights to Murcia, Pula and Menorca.’

The airline – in August 2013 – will be adding a fourth aircraft based out of its hub at Glasgow Airport, extending its services from the area. The airline’s additional capacity from the airport will add around 50 new jobs, and increase the frequency of service to destinations such as the Canaries, Majorca, Ibiza and Turkey.

The airline had earlier announced new services, with flights to Murcia departing from Glasgow Airport twice a week, from May 24, 2013, with fares commencing from £41 per person; weekly flights to Pula will commence on June 18, 2013, with fares from £49 per person; and weekly flights to Menorca commence on May 25, 2013, for fares starting from £41 per person.

Jet2.com Announces New Flights from Manchester to Corfu and Menorca

Jet2.com, a UK-based low-cost airline operating out of Leeds Bradford Airport, has announced two new destinations from Manchester Airport in the UK, for the summer of 2013.

The airline is offering a three times weekly service to Menorca, in Spain, from Manchester Airport, commencing from May 11, 2013. The fares for the route commence from GBP49 one way. The Weekly flights to Corfu, in Greece, from Manchester Airport will commence from May 20, 2013, for airfares starting from £69 one way.

Steve Heapy, the chief commercial officer of Jet2.com, said, ‘We’re proud to add even more leisure travel choices from Manchester Airport with these two popular new destinations. We offer the flexibility of travel dates and durations that North West holidaymakers are looking for. What’s more, our consumer research tells us that our All Inclusive holidays continue to be a popular choice for families and couples in the current climate due to the great value, which makes the holiday budget go further.

Manchester Airport is the second largest base for Jet2.com, flying to 38 destinations in total and currently carrying more than 1.2m passengers per year. We added five new destinations for 2012 from Manchester Airport and have so far added three for Summer 2013. This announcement of two additional sun routes from the airport bolsters our position as the North’s leading leisure airline.’

Ken O’Toole, the chief commercial officer for Manchester Airports Group (MAG), owner of Manchester Airport, said, ‘Ever since Jet2.com commenced operations from Manchester they have continually grown, and by adding these two new routes it takes their total number of destinations served to 38. They have continually invested in developing a strong route network to popular locations, which has given our leisure passengers in the North even more choice in deciding where to go on holiday. We hope to see them continue to add services from Manchester in the future.’

Jet2.com Announces New Winter Flights to European Ski Destinations

Jet2.com, a UK-based low-cost airline operating out of Leeds Bradford Airport, has announced new flight schedules for its winter season of 2012.

The airline is offering four new routes, to Grenoble, in France, from Manchester Airport and Leeds Bradford Airport, in the UK; and Chambery, in France, and Geneva, in Switzerland, from East Midlands Airport.

The Grenoble from Manchester and Leeds Bradford airport routes are available for purchase from £31.99 per person and free ski carriage, while Chambery and Geneva flights from East Midlands are offered on sale from £36.99 per person.

The new flights from Manchester Airport are available twice weekly, from December 16, 2012 to April 14, 2013, while weekly flights from Leeds Bradford Airport are available from December 15, 2012 to April 13, 2013.

Steve Heapy, the airline chief commercial officer, said, ‘Our ski flights are becoming increasing popular, especially with Manchester and Yorkshire passengers, which is why we decided to add Grenoble to our growing portfolio of top European ski destinations from these two bases. We’re also thrilled to launch the new routes of Chambery and Geneva from East Midlands Airport, especially in light of the cancellation of bmibaby services – we want to bring continuity to local skiers who still want the convenience of a snow escape direct from their local airport.

We take pride in being a ski friendly airline providing unrivalled access to Europe’s finest ski resorts. Our great range of destinations, combined with our generous 22kg baggage allowance plus morning flight times – meaning people can hit the slopes as soon as they arrive – undoubtedly makes us the number one choice for ski fans.’

Jet2.com Announces Eight New Routes from East Midlands Airport

Jet2.com, a UK-based low-cost airline operating out of Leeds Bradford Airport, has announced new routes to cover the gap left by the suspension of operations by the airline, bmibaby, in the UK.

The airline is offering eight new destinations from East Midlands Airport, including Dubrovnik, in Croatia; Menorca, and Ibiza, in Spain; Nice, in France; Larnaca, in Cyprus; and Gran Canaria, in Canary Islands; as well as ski routes to Chambery, in France; and Geneva, in Switzerland. The new routes are part of the airline’s Winter 2012 and Summer 2013 programme.

To serve the new routes, the airline will be using an additional 737 aircraft from East Midlands airport for the summer of 2013, increasing capacity to around half a million seats, or a 36 percent increase.

Ian Doubtfire, the airline managing director, said, ‘Many local travellers have been affected by the decision to cancel bmibaby operations from East Midlands Airport. This is why we have decided today to launch our great value flights to eight new popular destinations, including the ski gateways of Chambery and Geneva. It is important to us that we give people continuity and ensure they can still enjoy travelling to their favourite destinations from their local airport.

It is undoubtedly a very exciting time for us at East Midlands Airport as we celebrate our second anniversary. We’ve been thrilled with the success of the past year but are very much looking forward to the next year, which will bring to the region more fantastic destinations, a new aircraft, even more capacity plus a further jobs boost. We are committed to East Midlands Airport and to giving our local passengers an unrivalled choice of city, sun and ski destinations.’