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Jet2 hail phenomenal response to launch – one month after putting flights and holidays on sale

26th April 2024: Exactly one month after announcing the launch of award-winning flights and holidays from Bournemouth Airport, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have today hailed the response to their 12th UK airport base as ‘truly phenomenal’, with customers and independent travel agents booking flights and holidays in their droves.

On 26th March, the UK’s largest tour operator and third largest airline announced that 16 sunny destinations had gone on sale across Europe, the Canary Islands, and the Mediterranean from Bournemouth Airport for Summer 25, in response to years of demand from customers and independent travel agents in Bournemouth, Southampton, Portsmouth and the wider South of England region.

The companies have today revealed that they have seen strong and sustained demand since going on sale, and thousands of holidaymakers have booked flights and holidays over the last month from the brand-new UK airport base.

The top five performing destinations from Bournemouth Airport are Antalya, Tenerife, Dalaman, Majorca and Rhodes, with the companies reporting strong sales to all 16 summer destinations from customers and independent travel agents.

In their first summer of operations from Bournemouth Airport, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays will operate up to 27 weekly flights, including multiple weekly flights to popular destinations across the Canary Islands, Balearic Islands, Turkey and Greece as well as services to hotspots such as Mainland Spain, Portugal and Madeira (full list of destinations below). Two destinations (Fuerteventura and Madeira) are exclusive from Bournemouth Airport.

The inaugural flight from the airport will depart to Tenerife on 1st April 2025, and in Summer 25 two-based aircraft will fly holidaymakers from Bournemouth Airport on their package holidays with Jet2holidays and leisure flights with Jet2.com.

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays’ arrival at Bournemouth Airport has also resulted in more than 100 new jobs being created initially, with positions available across flight deck, cabin crew, engineering, and ground operations. To find out more about joining the team, interested candidates can visit: https://www.jet2careers.com/

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: “We know that customers and independent travel agents had been waiting keenly for us to make this move, and the reaction to the launch has reflected this. From day one, and over the last four weeks, the response to our award-winning flights and holidays going on sale from Bournemouth Airport has been truly phenomenal, and we are delighted at how well the launch has been received. Customers and independent travel agents are clearly relishing the chance to book our award-winning flights and holidays.”

He added: “Since launching one month ago today, we saw an immediate surge in bookings from Bournemouth Airport, and that demand shows no sign of slowing down. Between now and 1st April 2025, when our first flight departs from Bournemouth Airport, we are focusing relentlessly on getting everything ready, so we can delight customers with our award-winning service and showcase just why we are the leading leisure airline and UK’s largest tour operator.”

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays’ Summer 25 Programme from Bournemouth Airport:

  • Tenerife – up to three weekly services
  • Fuerteventura – weekly services (Wednesdays) – exclusive from Bournemouth Airport.
  • Gran Canaria – weekly services (Sundays)
  • Lanzarote – up to two weekly services (Mondays, Fridays)
  • Alicante – up to two weekly services (Tuesdays, Saturdays)
  • Palma (Majorca) – up to four weekly services (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays)
  • Ibiza – up to two weekly services (Thursdays, Sundays)
  • Menorca – weekly services (Sundays)
  • Antalya – up to two weekly services (Wednesdays, Saturdays)
  • Dalaman – up to two weekly services (Thursdays, Sundays)
  • Faro (Algarve) – up to two weekly services (Mondays, Fridays)
  • Madeira – weekly services (Thursdays) – exclusive from Bournemouth Airport.
  • Crete (Heraklion) – weekly services (Tuesdays)
  • Corfu – weekly services (Wednesdays)
  • Rhodes – weekly services (Tuesdays)
  • Zante – weekly services (Thursdays)

Visit www.jet2.com or www.jet2holidays.com

Independent travel agents can visit: trade.jet2holidays.com