Jet2 launches new ski routes from Birmingham Airport

Jet2 has recently announced services to four top ski destinations – Geneva, Grenoble, Salzburg and Turin -from Birmingham Airport, giving skiers and snowboarders’ access to slopes in the French, Swiss, Austrian and Italian Alps and over 600 resorts to choose from across the four destinations.

Jet2’s ski programme from Birmingham Airport offers more than 40,000 ski seats, including up to three weekly services to Geneva with over 14,000 seats, giving access to 270 resorts including Tignes, Flaine and Verbier; twice weekly services to Turin on Saturday and Sunday offering nearly 12,000 seats, providing access to 214 ski resorts including Pila, Vars and Le Corbier; weekly Saturday services to Salzburg 4,500 seats, giving access to 130 ski resorts including Alpbach, Kaprun, Mayrhofen and Obertauern and a weekend service to Grenoble on Saturdays until February, when a Sunday service will be added, with almost 10,000 seats and access to 178 resorts including Morzine, Chamonix and Avoriaz.

Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays, said: ‘We are thrilled to be launching our ski programme from Birmingham Airport, giving local people access to the best slopes in the French, Swiss, Austrian and Italian Alps. We know that skiers want choice and flexibility, so that’s exactly what we have provided with these four top ski destinations from Birmingham Airport.

‘With great snow conditions so far this season, customers can also take advantage of our friendly low fares and 22kg of baggage and ski allowance, whilst enjoying our award winning service as they head to this fresh snow.’

Fares to Salzburg start at £39 per person, to Grenoble at £37 per person, to Geneva at £25 per person and to Turin at £27 per person, all fares including taxes, the airline said.

Ryanair Reschedules Flights to Turin Airport Due to Airport Closure

Ryanair, the Ireland-based, low cost airline, has announced that it will be diverting its flights that are scheduled to arrive and depart from Turin airport in Italy, to neighbouring Cuneo Airport in Italy, during a period of disruption at Turin due to maintenance work.

Turin Airport will remain closed for three days in July 2012 (on July 7, 8 and 9) for crucial runway maintenance work, and all Ryanair services that were originally scheduled to operate from or to Turin will be operated from Cuneo Airport during this period.

While apologising for the inconvenience, the airline has reported that complimentary coach transfers to or from Cuneo Airport will be offered to passengers booked to travel through Turin Airport during the period of disruption.

The airline’s coach transfer service from Turinto Cuneo, will see coaches departing three hours before the scheduled flight departures, and an hour after flight arrivals.

The company head of communications, Stephen McNamara, said, ‘Ryanair is working closely with Turin and Cuneo airports to minimise the disruption caused by the 3 day closure of Turin Airport in July by transferring all flights to Cuneo which is just 65 kms away. Ryanair has contacted all passengers by email to inform them of the amendments to their itineraries and will be providing complimentary coach transfers between the two airports.’

The airline is currently operating from Turin Airport to 10 different routes, including London Stansted Airport. The flights from London Stansted to Turin are priced at GBP69.41 per person, one way.