Jet2CityBreaks and have made 2018 Christmas market trips available six months earlier than usual, and before this year’s big day has taken place.

The airline and operator says “overwhelming demand” was behind the decision – and it has also doubled the number of and Jet2CityBreaks to 24 for Christmas 2018 as a result.

Its Christmas market trips have sold out for the last two years, and the companies hope that by putting them on sale now they will cash in on the spirit of Christmas in full flow.

A new addition is a Christmas market trip to Cologne from Leeds Bradford, and the full range of market trips is available to browse at Jet2holidays’ trade website.

Direct flight-only options are available from £129 return while Jet2CityBreaks, which include flights and hotels together, start at £319. has expanded the number of flights next winter with 250,000 seats now on sale either as flight only or a city break package.

This includes a new to Krakow from Leeds Bradford Airport starting in November 2018.

Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays said: “In the spirit of Christmas, we are launching our biggest ever programme of dedicated Christmas market trips. Every year these breaks sell out completely, so we have doubled the number of trips on offer and put them on sale earlier than ever before, giving customers more chance than ever to visit some of Europe’s best winter wonderlands.”