Jet2 Celebrates 20 Years at Venice

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This week, Jet2 has celebrated operating to and from Venice, Italy for two decades marking a milestone achievement.

This article will cover the details surrounding Jet2’s latest achievement of marking 20 years of operations to Venice.

Jet2’s 20 Years at Venice

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Back on April 1, 2004, Jet2 operated their first ever flight to Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) from Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA).

Since 2004, over the past 20 years, Jet2 has carried over 1.5 million passengers to Venice, through both and Jet2CityBreaks.

Today, the airline no longer operates to Venice from Leeds. Instead, the carrier now operates the route from both Birmingham and Manchester.

Venice Flight Schedule

From Manchester, the route is operated four times per week currently. However, will increase to five per week during Summer 2025.

  • Flight LS801 departs Manchester Airport (MAN) at approx. 08:00 a.m. and arrives into Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) at approx. 11:30 a.m.
  • Flight LS802 departs Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) at approx. 13:00 p.m. and arrives back into Manchester Airport (MAN) at approx. 14:35 p.m.

The Manchester route operates on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.

From Birmingham, the route is operated two timers per week currently.

  • Flight LS1309 departs Birmingham Airport (BHX) at approx. 15:20 p.m. and arrives into Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) at approx. 18:40 p.m.
  • Flight LS1310 departs Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) at approx. 19:30 p.m. and arrives back into Birmingham Airport (BHX) at approx. 20:55 p.m.

The Birmingham route operates on Thursday and Sunday.

Both of these routes are operated by Jet2’s Boeing 737-800 fleet. These aircraft have a configuration of 189 economy class seats.

The carrier’s fleet currently consists of, four Airbus A321s, seven Airbus A321neos, one Airbus A330-200, seven Boeing 737-300s, 97 Boeing 737-800s, and six Boeing 757-200s.

Senior Comments

Commenting on their milestone achievement in Venice, and Jet2holidays Chief Executive Officer, Steve Heapy, has said, “This year marks 20 years since we started operating to Venice, when we had just one route on sale.”

“Today, we operate a popular programme of flights and city breaks to Venice from the UK and have flown over 1.5 million customers to this magnificent destination.Such growth and success over the last two decades would not be possible without the fantastic partnerships we have in Italy, 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 Venice on our award-winning flights and holidays, we will continue to put that partnership approach at the very heart of everything we do and bring even more happy holidaymakers to the destination.”

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