LONDON – UK-based holiday carrier Jet2 announced plans last week to expand into Malta.
Summer months are approaching fast and Jet2 is doing its best to cater to the increase in demand.
Eager holidaymakers from the UK are looking to venture to southern Europe, and Malta is one of them.
As a result of a positive demand from British holiday goers, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, have extended the season to the island nation of Malta. Summer demand is also expected to spill over to the winter months.
The airline will position itself at Birmingham, Leeds – Bradford, and London Stansted Airports for the first time in 2 years. Moreover, the airline will also increase its flight to Malta from Manchester.
The aggressive expansion of the airline to Malta means that they will be present in the country on 28th November 2022, with flights beginning from March 2023.
The airline represents nearly 6,000 extra seats going between the two-island nation. Jet2.com and Jet2holidays are responsible for the massive number of seats that are to be put up for sale.
Impressively, this year’s capacity is 60% more than that of last year. This gives customers more flexibility and choice of travel between Britain and Malta.
Jet2 has listed the additional flights on its website:
From Birmingham to Luqa: Monday services extended to 28th November 2022 and restarting from 13th February 2023.
From Leeds to Luqa: Wednesday flights will now begin as of 1st March 2023.
From London-Stansted to Luqa: Thursday flights are extended until 24th November 2022 and restarting from 16th February 2023.
From Manchester to Luqa: flights extended to 17th November 2022 and restarting from 2nd March 2023. This translates to two weekly flights between Manchester and Luqa.
CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, Steve Heapy, said: “Since the return of international travel, we have seen strong and sustained demand.”
“As always, we have responded to that demand by extending the season to Malta from Birmingham, Leeds Bradford, London Stansted, and Manchester Airports and offering flights up to the end of November and restarting again in March.”
“It means we are operating services to Malta in the winter period once again from Birmingham, Leeds Bradford, and London Stansted Airports, giving customers and independent travel agents even more opportunities to enjoy or offer a holiday in the sunshine.”
“With customers continuing to jump at the chance to book and travel on their well-deserved holidays, we are confident that these new services to Malta, coupled with our award-winning customer service, will prove very popular.”
Malta International Airport CEO Alan Borg said: “We are delighted that the United Kingdom will be benefitting from increased connectivity to Malta in the off-peak months through Jet2.com’s vote of confidence in our islands.”
“Besides mild and sunny winters, Malta has plenty to offer to visitors in terms of historical attractions, cultural events, and a burgeoning culinary scene.”
“We look forward to continuing to work with Jet2.com and Jet2holidays to develop much-needed capacity on routes to the United Kingdom so that we may see our once-strongest market back at the top of our leaderboard”.