Jet2 announces flights to Athens in major expansion into Greece

A leading UK airline has announced a massive expansion for the summer. and Jet2holidays will expand this year with over half a million extra seats on sale to Greece compared to the summer of 2019 – a capacity increase of 86 percent. and Jet2holidays’ expanded programme will see the company operate flights from 10 UK bases to 15 gateways in Greece. In total, Jet2holidays will operate to almost 175 resorts across 20 Greek destinations this summer, with 270 weekly services operating during peak periods.

This programme of flights provides Greek nationals with more opportunity to reach the UK. The airline is flying from the following airports: Belfast International, Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle and London Stansted.

Read more: Busy road slammed as ‘racetrack’ amid police crackdown on speeding motorists and Jet2holidays ’ expansion for the summer includes flights to Athens as a brand-new destination, with four weekly services operating between the capital and Birmingham and Manchester Airports from April 14 (two weekly services from each base). In addition, and Jet2holidays will operate a total of eight new routes between the UK and Greece this year, with the other new routes including:

  • Edinburgh to Skiathos
  • Edinburgh to Santorini
  • Edinburgh to Preveza
  • Edinburgh to Halkidiki
  • Bristol to Halkidiki
  • Glasgow to Kos

The airline has also won Trip Advisor’s Best Airline in Europe for four years running, as well as being recognised as one of Trip Advisor’s Top Ten Airlines of the World. Steve Heapy, chief executive of and Jet2holidays, said: “This summer marks a milestone moment for us in Greece, as we are growing exponentially and really putting down our marker as the UK’s leading airline and tour operator to Greece.

“With international travel returning to normality, we are looking forward to our biggest and busiest ever summer in Greece, including the launch of flights and city breaks to Athens. I am delighted to be here in Athens to build on the fantastic relationships that we have in place with our partners.”

Yiannis N. Paraschis, chief executive of Athens International Airport SA, said: “We are extremely pleased to welcome to our airport and into the Athens market. The UK being one of our most important markets,’s new services to Manchester and Birmingham will meet the increased demand and offer more value-for-money options to the travelling public.”

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