Jet2 celebrates 15 years in Cyprus

Jet2 Boeing 757 G-LASH lines up for takeoff.
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Jet2 has recently celebrated 15 years of operation to Cyprus on April 2, after the first flight landed in Paphos from Leeds Bradford Airport on April 2, 2008. During the 15 years of operation, Jet2 has won awards for their flights to the country.

Jet2 currently operates 2 routes to the country of Cyprus, with the destinations of Paphos and Larnaca, and one of the destinations are available for travel from both Jet2 and Jet2Holiday’s UK bases.

The celebration

Jet2 has recently celebrated 15 years of operation to Cyprus, just shy of a month after the company celebrated 20 years of operation to Portugal.

The company first arrived in the city of Paphos on April 2, 2008, and has since then expanded into the city of Larnaca.

Since the first route to Paphos in 2008, Jet2 has experienced incredible growth both through Jet2 and tour operator Jet2holidays, having flown nearly two million customers to the destination.

Today, Jet2 and Jet2Holidays operate to paphos from all of the companie’s bases in the UK, with 19 routes on sale and over 700,000 million seats on sale for the summer season.

Larnaca is also available from nine bases of the companies for the Summer 2023 season, in which we find London Stansted, Manchester, Edinburgh and more.

WIth this scale of operations, Jet2 has now acclaimed themselves as the UK’s largest airline operating to Cyprus based on total routes operated.

The upcoming summer season will mark itself as Jet2 and Jet2holidays’ biggest ever summer programme to Cyprus, seeing over 60 flights arriving from the UK during the peak times, weekly.


CEO of Jet2 and Jet2holidays, Steve Heapy, commented on the celebration: “This year marks 15 years since we started operating to Cyprus, when we had just one route on sale.”

“Today, we operate an enormous programme with unrivalled frequency to Paphos and Larnaca from the UK, and we have flown millions of customers to this magnificent country.”

“Such growth and success over the last decade and a half would not be possible without the fantastic partnerships we have in Cyprus, and I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to hoteliers, airports, tourist boards and all our partners.”

“As we continue to grow and take more customers to Paphos and Larnaca on our award-winning flights and holidays, we will continue to put that partnership approach at the very heart of everything that we do and bring even more happy holidaymakers to Cyprus.”

Also commenting is Hermes CEO, Eleni Kaloyirou, who said: “Today we celebrate an important milestone for For the past fifteen years, the airline has been operating flights to Cyprus, making the airline a valued partner of the airports and the country.”

“We are confident that our cooperation will continue fruitfully in the years to come with a significant contribution and further growth.”

Senior Tourist Officer and Head of International Relations at Cyprus Deputy Ministry of Tourism, Doros Georgiades stated:

“Over these years, has played a pivotal role in the support of the UK market’s tourism flow to the island. We are immensely grateful for the commitment the Group has consistently shown, as well as the respect with which it has treated both its clients and its industry partners, in every business aspect.”


It appears Jet2 and Jet2holidays are going a strong summer season in the meet in the Cyprus market, with sixty weekly flights to their Cyprus destinations during peak times and 700,000 million seats on sale.

With customer offerings of great flexibility and award winning flights together with package holidays, this is without doubt looking to be a great season for both customers and the companies themselves.

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