Updated: expands Easter ski programme has added more Easter holiday flights to Geneva to cater for “strong demand” from skiers and snowboarders.

The additional services will be from Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Manchester and Stansted. On January 21, the airline said Bristol airport will also start offering flights to Geneva at Easter.

The airline’s announcement follows confirmation that the Swiss government will no longer require pre-arrival Covid testing for vaccinated travellers.

The winter sports market was already buoyed by the recent lifting of the French ban on British holidaymakers, which means will be able to restart its programme of ski flights to the French Alps this weekend.

The airline said the relaxation of travel curbs has prompted a rise in bookings to the eight ski destinations that it offers – Chambery, Geneva, Grenoble, Innsbruck, Lyon, Salzburg, Turin and Barcelona (Andorra).

Steve Heapy, chief executive of and Jet2holidays, said: “Skiers and snowboarders have missed out on the best part of two ski seasons over the past couple of years, so they are absolutely jumping at the opportunity to hit the slopes once again.

“All eight ski destinations that we have on sale this winter are looking extremely popular, and it is obvious that snow sports fans want to make the ski season last for as long as possible too.

“In response to that, we are expanding our Easter ski programme so that customers have even more choice when it comes to hitting the best slopes in Europe.

“With our ski flights restarting to France this weekend too, we are looking ahead to a very popular and successful ski season.”

The airline is offering 10% off all ski flights for this winter or winter 2022-23, for bookings made by February 7.

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