Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have added more flights and holidays to Greece and Turkey for this summer.

The airline and tour operator has put 30,000 new seats on sale with additional flights and deploying larger aircraft.

The company said “customers are flocking to Turkey in their droves” and that it has “responded quickly” by adding capacity to Antalya, Dalaman and Bodrum.

In Greece, Jet2 has added capacity to Corfu, Crete (Heraklion), Rhodes, Kos and Zante “in direct response to demand”.

The company said it is working with governments and tourist boards “to attract holidaymakers on the back of this increase in demand”.

It has suspended its programme to mainland Spain to August 16, and to the Spanish islands until August 9, off the back of changes to the Foreign Office’s travel advice in the last week, and has put the return of its Cyprus programme on hold until August 16 and called for Cypriot authorities to relax entry requirements asking visitors to provide negative Covid-19 tests on arrival.

Steve Heapy, chief executive of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: “We are seeing a real spike in demand for holidays and flights to Turkey and Greece, and as usual we have been quick to respond to what our customers want.

“With more seats and holidays on sale to these fantastic destinations, along with some fabulous deals, there’s no better time to escape the gloom of the UK and reach the turquoise seas and stunning beaches of Turkey and Greece.

“We have been demonstrating our commitment to Turkey and Greece over recent years, as seen through our continued growth, and we are working with governments and tourist boards to strengthen and develop that commitment. We would like to say thank you to them for their continued support.”

All Jet2holidays customers travelling to Greece, regardless of nationality must complete an electronic passenger locator form no later than 10pm the night before their flight.

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