Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have added more than 6,000 extra seats to the Canary Islands from East Midlands Airport between February and April next year.

The airline and operator says it has seen increased demand for winter sun and holidays earlier in the season.

There will be 17 more return services in total, including additional weekly Friday services to Gran Canaria, from February 14 to April 17, and an additional Tuesday service to Tenerife from February 11 to March 24.

Jet2 also flies to Lanzarote and Fuerteventura from East Midlands airport.

Steve Heapy, chief executive of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: “We have responded quickly to extra demand for flights and holidays to Gran Canaria and Tenerife, by adding more of our award-winning flights and Atol protected package holidays from East Midlands Airport.

“Thanks to this latest expansion at East Midlands Airport, holidaymakers now have even more choice and flexibility when it comes to Winter Sun and holidays outside of the main summer season, including during the February school holidays and Easter.”