Jet2 unveils huge expansion for summer 2022 with 60,000 new places on sale

Tour operator and airline Jet2 is adding 60,000 new seats to its holiday programme next summer to meet demand from customers desperate for a break abroad.

The carrier is adding more than 300 extra flights to a range of popular sun and leisure city destinations for summer 2022 from its base at Newcastle Airport, serving large swathes of northern England and southern Scotland.

The announcement means extra capacity and more frequent flying to destinations across mainland Spain, Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria and Italy. The additional capacity is focused on the peak summer season, with extra flying in the early and late summer periods.

Services include:

  • Mainland Spain – extra services to Malaga (up to nine weekly services now on sale), Alicante (up to ten weekly services now on sale) and Reus (up to four weekly services now on sale).
  • Canary Islands – extra services to Lanzarote (up to six weekly services now on sale), Fuerteventura (up to three weekly services now on sale), Tenerife (up to eight weekly services on sale) and Gran Canaria (up to three weekly services on sale).
  • Balearic Islands – extra services to Ibiza (up to seven weekly services now on sale) and Majorca (up to 13 weekly services on sale).
  • Turkey – additional services on sale to Antalya means up to eight weekly services now on sale.


Newcastle International Airport
Newcastle International Airport

  • Greece – more flying to Greece thanks to additional services to Corfu (up to three weekly services now on sale), Crete (Heraklion) (up to three weekly services now on sale), Rhodes (up to three weekly services now on sale) and Kos (up to two weekly services on sale).
  • Cyprus – extra services added to both Paphos and Larnaca meaning up to three weekly services now on sale to both destinations.
  • Bourgas (Sunny Beach, Bulgaria) – now up to two weekly services operating during the peak holiday season.
  • Rome – more services in May and June as well as in September and October means up to two weekly services.

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Steve Heapy, chief executive of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: “Although there continues to be huge pent-up demand for summer 21, bookings for next summer are looking very encouraging as customers look to plan ahead and get a much-needed holiday locked into their diaries.

“This demand applies throughout the summer season, so we are expanding our programme and adding extra based aircraft to enable us to put on more flights to the sunshine for customers travelling from Newcastle Airport.

“With 35 destinations on sale and up to 125 weekly flights departing during peak periods, this expansion gives holidaymakers more choice, more flexibility and more reason to book their well-deserved flights and real package holidays.”

Richard Knight, chief operating officer at Newcastle International Airport, added: “Today’s announcement is fantastic news and a significant investment from Jet2.com and Jet2holidays.”