Jet2 announces expansion at London Stansted

Jet2 Boeing 757 G-LASH lines up for takeoff.
Photo Credit: Thomas Saunders/AviationSource

LONDON – On Monday 28 November, UK leisure airline Jet2 announced an investment and expansion at London Stansted Airport (STN), resulting in increased capacity to 11 destinations in the Balearics, Turkey, Greece and Croatia.

The announcement

In a statement issued by the UK leisure airline and company, Jet2, it was announced that the airline would be expanding its services from London Stansted Airport (STN) for the Summer season 2023. They intend operating an extra aircraft after securing all the slots to support their ongoing growth.

The addition of the 15th based aircraft makes and Jet2holidays the UK’s leading tour operator to the Mediterranean. Furthermore, this means and Jet2holidays will operate over 225 weekly flights to 42 destinations from Stansted.

The destinations seeing a service increase with the announced expansion are:

  • Balearics – Ibiza & Mallorca
  • Croatia – Split & Dubrovnik
  • Greece – Crete (Chania & Heraklion), Kos, Kefalonia, Rhodes & Corfu
  • Turkey – Dalaman

With the 2.1 million seats now on sale from London Stansted for the summer 23 season, it will total a 10% capacity increase compared to the summer season of this year (2022).

Jet2 statement and Jet2holidays Chief Executive Officer, Steve Happy, commented on the expansion, saying: “This expansion is the latest demonstration of our continued commitment to investing in our London Stansted operations.”

“Earlier this year we celebrated five years since the launch of flights and holidays from London Stansted, and since day one the reaction from customers and independent travel agents has been incredible.”

“We are all set for our biggest ever Summer from London Stansted Airport, and the addition of a 15th based aircraft enables us to take even more customers away on our award-winning package holidays and flights, whilst giving them more choice than ever before.”

Jet2’s City Breaks Summer 24 Programme

The launch of the City Breaks programme comes in response to strong and sustained demand for city breaks in the sunshine and follows the early release of and Jet2holidays’ biggest ever Summer Sun programme for 2024.

This includes a number of popular destinations in the Balearic Islands (Palma), Canary Islands (Las Palmas), Greece (Thessaloniki), Italy (Catania, Naples, Olbia and Verona), Spain (Malaga, Alicante and Girona), Malta (Lucca) and Portugal (Faro and Funchal, Madeira). 

Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays, said: “We have received a very positive response from customers and independent travel agents since going on sale early with our Summer Sun programme for 2024.”

“Many people want to book well in advance and have something to look forward to, so we have listened to that and acted. Following this success, we are delighted to be releasing details of our dedicated city breaks programme earlier than ever before too.”

“With so much flexibility and a wide choice of magical city destinations to choose from, customers can book a memorable trip into the diary and lock in the price now. Whether it is a weekend, long weekend or something longer, our City Breaks programme for Summer 24 offers something for everyone.”

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