Jet2 boosts capacity to Greek islands as Turkey programme suspended and Jet2holidays have increased capacity to Corfu, Kos, Rhodes and Madeira this month and suspended its Turkey programme and Krakow breaks in response to new government restrictions.

More than 70 new flights to the Greek and Portuguese islands for October as the operator reports a “spike in demand” for the four destinations.

The additions represent more than 13,000 additional seats and Jet2 says its “quick response demonstrates just how much British holidaymakers want to get away for a well-deserved holiday in the sunshine”.

More than 25 additional flights have been added to Rhodes, with extra flying from Birmingham, East Midlands, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle and Stansted.

Twenty additional flights to Kos have been introduced, with extra flying from Birmingham, East Midlands, Leeds Bradford, Manchester and Newcastle.

To Corfu more than 15 additional flights have been added, with extra flying from East Midlands, Leeds Bradford, Manchester and Newcastle.

And there are nine additional flight to Madeira (Funchal), with extra services added from Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle.

The operator also has flights and holidays available to Kefalonia, in Greece as well as Italy, and Cyprus.

Following the removal of Turkey and Poland from the government’s travel corridors yesterday evening, and Jet2holidays have cancelled its programme to the destinations.

It plans to resume flights to its destinations in Turkey on October 18, and to Krakow, Poland, from November 1.

Steve Heapy, chief executive of and Jet2holidays, said: “There has been a significant spike in demand to Corfu, Kos, Rhodes and Madeira and, as ever, we are the first to step in and meet that demand so that independent travel agents can offer travel to the places where customers want to be.

“Customers are telling us loud and clear that they want to escape the gloom and enjoy a well-earned break, and we know these extra flights will book up very quickly.”


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