Jet2 Adds Gdansk to its Popular Christmas Markets Program

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Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks have recently made significant expansions to their Winter 24/25 Christmas Markets programme, and they’re not stopping there.

With keen interest in the ‘Christmas Markets’ travel niche, Jet2 have moved to increase options. The Group has announced the launch of a brand-new Christmas Market destination – Gdansk.

Gdansk: New Christmas Market Destination

Gdansk, situated in Poland, emerges as a fresh addition to Jet2’s roster of festive destinations. The city is renowned for its picturesque landscapes and historical charm.

Now, with the introduction of the Gdansk Christmas Market, it promises a magical experience for travelers seeking the spirit of the season.

The Gdansk Christmas Market, nestled in the Targ Węglowy area, always enchants visitors. The market boasts fairy tale illuminations, traditional fairground attractions, culinary delights, and live artistic performances.

With its compact size and rich history, Gdansk offers a unique blend of old-world charm. The atmosphere and festive cheer make it an ideal Christmas getaway.

Comparison with Other Christmas Market Destinations

Despite being a newcomer, Gdansk holds its own among Europe’s most celebrated Christmas Market destinations.

It blends historical landmarks, cultural attractions, and vibrant markets. This perhaps distinguishes it from its counterparts, offering travelers a truly unique experience.

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Flight Details and Schedule

Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks are facilitating travel to Gdansk with scheduled services and dedicated trips from Birmingham and Manchester Airports.

Operating from 29th November to 23rd December 2024, these flights provide flexibility and convenience for travelers seeking an authentic festive experience in Gdansk.

Booking Options and Package Details

Travelers can choose between flight-only options with Jet2.com or ATOL-protected package holidays with Jet2CityBreaks.

With a low deposit of £60 per person, Jet2CityBreaks offers comprehensive packages, including return flights, baggage allowance, and centrally located accommodations, ensuring a hassle-free and memorable Christmas Market experience.

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Jet2 CEO Comments

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, spoke about the popularity of Christmas Market flights.

Heapy said: “There is a huge amount of demand for Christmas Market breaks from customers and independent travel agents, so we are delighted to announce the launch of Christmas Market flights and trips to Gdansk for Winter 24/25 for the first time.”

“Gdansk is a fantastic Christmas Market destination, and we are expecting these new flights and city breaks to be extremely popular.” 

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“This latest announcement for our Winter 24/25 Christmas Markets programme follows the recent news that we have put seven new Christmas Market routes on sale and added extra capacity to other festive favourites too.”

“By continually responding to demand, we are listening to our customers and independent travel agent partners and delivering exactly want they want.”

“As the UK’s largest operator of European city breaks, our selection of Christmas Market breaks for next winter offers fantastic choice and flexibility, and we are anticipating a very successful Winter 24/25 season.” 

Expansion of Jet2’s Christmas Markets Programme

The addition of Gdansk further expands options in Jet2’s Christmas Markets programme. With this expansion, Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks now offer trips to eight Christmas Market destinations.

This move caters to the growing demand for festive travel experiences. This expansion capitalises in the niche travel market sector, and sits well with Jet2’s leisure tourism strategy.


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