Ski flight capacity is being raised by Jet2 for next winter with the addition of Chambery.

The low coast carrier is to serve seven destinations across Switzerland, Austria, France, Italy and the Pyrenees after winter sports travel was obliterated this season due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.

Flights will run from ten UK airports including the company’s new Bristol airport base.

Chambery is added to the gateways of Geneva, Grenoble, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Turin and Barcelona, for Andorra.

New flights to Chambery will run on Saturdays from Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds Bradford and Stansted and twice-weekly from Manchester airport from mid-December to mid-April.

Chambery offers access to ski resorts in France, including the Three Valleys.

The winter 2021-22 ski programme also includes seven new routes – Geneva from Newcastle and Glasgow, Innsbruck from Bristol and Edinburgh, Grenoble from Bristol and Salzburg from Bristol and Newcastle.

The new routes to Innsbruck from Bristol and Edinburgh and an additional service from Manchester means the airline has doubled its programme to the Austrian destination.

Jet2 and Jet2holidays chief executive Steve Heapy said: “We know how much skiers and snowboarders missed the slopes in winter 20-21, so we are absolutely thrilled to be launching such an exciting ski programme for winter 21-22.

“With the best slopes across Europe available from all ten of our UK bases, we know that snow sports fans will be clamouring to book the best of the action for winter 21-22 and ski flights are selling very well as a result.

“In addition to Geneva, Grenoble, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Turin and Barcelona (Andorra), we are delighted to be adding Chambery to our ski programme for winter 21-22.

“Chambery provides fantastic access to the best ski resorts in the French Alps, so whether you are a beginner or an expert, the best slopes are within easy reach.

“With perfectly timed flights, we’re giving skiers access to the best ski resorts across Europe and we know the return of our ski programme will be a huge hit with snow sports enthusiasts.”