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November 28th, 2011

Jet2 will fly to the new Berlin Brandenburg airport

Jet2 have announced a new route from their Leeds Bradford hub to Air Berlin to commence next summer. The route will open on 01 June 2012, along with the opening of the new Air Berlin airport at the same time. Tickets are on sale now though at www.jet2.com.

April 24th, 2011

Roll-up, roll-up..Jet2 winter flights on sale!

Jet2 have already put their flights on sale for this winter, including a new route from Glasgow (International) to Geneva which they will begin operating on 19 December 2011. Take a look over at www.jet2.com.

October 31st, 2010

Jet 2 to begin flying to Brive (Dordogne)

Jet2 have put flights on sale for next summer to Brive in the Dordogne. They are scheduled to fly twice per week between Manchester and Brive from 21 May 2011. They will become the first low-cost airline to fly to Brive. You can book now at www.jet2.com.

May 2nd, 2010

Winter 2010/11 flights on sale already at Jet2.com

Jet2 have put two routes on sale for the forthcoming winter season. This includes Belfast (International) to Geneva and Manchester to Salzburg. Both routes begin on 20 December 2010, and can be booked now at www.jet2.com.

March 18th, 2010

2010/11 winter destinations on sale at Jet2.com

Jet2 have put two winter destinations on sale already, starting from 20 December 2010. They have put flights on sale from their East Midlands base to Geneva and Chambery for the duration of the winter season. They are taking bookings at www.jet2.com.

February 17th, 2010

Edinburgh to Palma flights from Jet2

Jet2 have put a new route on sale from their Edinburgh base to Palma. They will fly twice per week on this route for the summer from 21 June 2010. For more info see www.jet2.com.

October 8th, 2009

New Jet2 routes from Manchester

Jet2 have put four new routes on sale from their Manchester base for the next summer. These include routes to Prague, Split, Dubrovnik and Reus. All four routes can be booked now at www.jet2.com.

September 29th, 2009

New Jet2 routes from Edinburgh

Jet2 have put two new routes on sale from their Edinburgh base for next summer. From 17 May 2010 they will begin flying three times per week to Faro, and from the end of April they will fly weekly to Dubrovnik. Tickets are on sale now for both new routes at www.jet2.com.

September 16th, 2009

New Jet2 route: Manchester to Madeira

Jet2 will launch a new route next summer from their Manchester base to Funchal. They will operate weekly flights on this route from 03 May 2010. Tickets are on sale at www.jet2.com.

September 5th, 2009

Jet2 launch flights to Tunisia

Jet2 will begin flying to Monastir from their bases in the north of England next year. From May 2010 they will fly to Monastir from Manchester, Leeds Bradford and Newcastle. Tickets are available to book for next summer at www.jet2.com.

September 2nd, 2009

Blackpool to Jersey route with Jet2

Jet2 will begin flying between Blackpool and Jersey next summer. They will operate flights twice per week on this route from the end of May 2010 – book now at www.jet2.com.

August 30th, 2009

Jet2 adds East Midlands base

Jet2 – the low-cost airline which is known for having bases in the north of England and Edinburgh will open a base at East Midlands next year. From 20 May 2010 they will add seven routes from East Midlands including Arrecife, Tenerife (Sur), Corfu, Heraklion, Paphos, Sharm El Sheikh and Dalaman. Tickets are on sale for next year now at www.jet2.com.

August 25th, 2009

New low-cost airline routes from Newcastle with Jet2

Jet2 have put four new routes on sale from their Newcastle base. From May 2010 they will begin flying from Newcastle to Dalaman, Paphos, Heraklion and Las Palmas. Book now at www.jet2.com to get the cheapest fares.

August 19th, 2009

Two new Jet2 routes from Manchester

Jet2 have put two new routes on sale for the summer season in 2010. They will begin flying from Manchester to Las Palmas (weekly) and to Venice (Marco Polo) (four times per week). Tickets are available to book now at www.jet2.com.

August 17th, 2009

Manchester to Kos with Jet2

Jet2 have put a new route on sale from their Manchester base to Kos for summer 2010. They will begin weekly flights on this route from 26 May 2010. Flights are on sale now at www.jet2.com.

August 4th, 2009

Jet2 to begin flying to Bergerac

Jet2, the low-cost airline from the north of England, will begin flying from their Leeds Bradford base to Bergerac next summer. They will operate weekly flights on this route from 22 May 2009. More information can be found at www.jet2.com.

May 14th, 2009

Jet2 launch Newcastle – Sharm El Sheikh route

Jet2 will begin flying from their Newcastle base to Sharm El Sheikh this winter. They will fly weekly on this route from 12 October 2009. Flights are already on sale at www.jet2.com.

April 6th, 2009

Winter Tenerife flights from Belfast with Jet2

Jet2 have put some new flights from their Belfast (International) base to Tenerife (Sur) on sale for the 2009/10 winter season. They are due to operate weekly flights on this route from 26 October 2009 until May 2010. Tickets are available to purchase already at

February 15th, 2009

Low-cost flights to Tel Aviv with Jet2

Last month Jet2 announced that they would begin flying from their Manchester base to Tel Aviv. They will begin flying weekly on this route from 18 May 2009.

We have now updated the flycheapo database to cover Tel Aviv. Flights may be booked now at www.jet2.com.

December 1st, 2008

Jet2 to begin flying to Albert

Jet2 will expand their route network next year when they will begin flying to Albert, a tiny airport in the Somme region of France. They will begin flying on this route from 19 April 2009.

They will also fly between Manchester and Heraklion from 18 May 2009.

Both of these flights are available to book now at www.jet2.com.

November 19th, 2008

Crete flights from Manchester with Jet2

Jet2 will launch flights from their Manchester base to Heraklion next summer. They will fly weekly on this route from 18 May 2009. Flights can be booked now at www.jet2.com.

October 21st, 2008

Jet2 to fly to Dalaman

Jet2 will begin low-cost flights to Dalaman next summer. They are due to operate weekly flights from their Leeds Bradford and Manchester bases which will begin on 19 May 2009. These are available to book now at www.jet2.com.

October 9th, 2008

Jet2 to begin flying to Newquay

Jet2 will begin flying to Newquay next summer from their Leeds Bradford and Belfast (International) bases. Flights will commence on these routes from 18 May 2009, and can be booked now at www.jet2.com.

September 22nd, 2008

Three new Jet2 routes from Edinburgh

Jet2 have put three new routes on sale from their Edinburgh base for summer 2009. These include flights to Venice (Marco Polo), Ibiza and Mahon. The new routes begin on 21 May 2009 and are available to book now at www.jet2.com.

September 6th, 2008

New Croatian link from Newcastle

Jet2 will begin flying from their Newcastle base to Split next year. Weekly flights will begin on this route from 27 April 2009 and are available to book now at www.jet2.com.

August 31st, 2008

Jet2 to fly Blackpool to Menorca

Jet2 will fly from their Blackpool base to Mahon next summer. They have put weekly flights on sale, starting from 15 June 2009. These can be booked now at www.jet2.com.

August 24th, 2008

New summer 2008 routes for Jet2

Jet2 have put four new routes on sale for the 2009 summer season. This includes flights from their Leeds Bradford base to Dubrovnik (from 27 April 2009) and Larnaca (from 17 May). They will also launch flights from Newcastle to Ibiza on 17 May, and from Manchester to Olbia on 27 April. These flights can be booked now at www.jet2.com.

August 13th, 2008

Leeds Bradford to Rhodes with Jet2

Jet2 have put a new route on sale from their Leeds Bradford base to Rhodos for next summer. They are due to begin flying weekly on this route from 25 May 2009. Tickets can be booked now at www.jet2.com.

August 10th, 2008

Edinburgh to Sardinia with Jet2

Jet2 have put on sale a new route from their Edinburgh base to Olbia (Sardinia) for next summer. They are due to begin weekly flights on this route from 11 May 2009.

Flights are available to book now on this route at www.jet2.com.

July 23rd, 2008

Jet2 to launch Menorca flights from Blackpool

Jet2 will launch flights from their Blackpool base to Mahon next year. They are due to begin flying weekly on this route from 15 June 2009. Book now at www.jet2.com.

July 5th, 2008

New Jet2 routes from Belfast

Jet2 have put two new routes on sale for 2009, including flights from Belfast (International) to Jersey (launching in May 2009) and from Belfast (International) to Mahon (launching in June). Tickets are already on sale for these new routes at www.jet2.com.

June 27th, 2008

Manchester to Sharm el Sheikh this winter

Jet2 will begin a schedule of weekly flying from their Manchester base to Sharm El Sheikh this winter. They currently have an odd schedule which is not continuous throughout the winter season, but provides broad coverage over most of the winter. Flights are available from 20 October 2008 and can be booked now at www.flycheapo.com.

June 10th, 2008

Jet2 to begin flying to Sharm el Sheikh

Jet2 have just put on sale new flights from their Leeds Bradford base to Sharm El Sheikh. They are due to begin flying weekly on this route from 09 February 2009.

May 15th, 2008

Blackpool to Geneva this winter with Jet2

Jet2 will begin flying a winter route from Blackpool to Geneva this year. Flights will begin for the winter season from 13 December 2008.

January 30th, 2008

3 new flybe routes from Newcastle

flybe will add three new routes from Newcastle in the coming months. These include flights to London (Gatwick) and Aberdeen (both from 30 March 2008), and weekly flights to Rennes in France (from 24 May). The Gatwick flights will replace a route that is discontinued by Jet2 as of the end of March.

These three new routes may be booked now at www.flybe.com.

October 10th, 2007

Jet2 to fly from Blackpool to Ibiza

During Summer 2008 Jet2 will operate flights twice per week between Blackpool and Ibiza. They are due to begin flying on this route from 30 June 2008.

September 21st, 2007

Two new french routes from Edinburgh

Jet2 are to launch two new routes from their Edinburgh base to France. From mid-May 2008 they will begin flying to La Rochelle and Toulouse.

September 16th, 2007

Jet2 expansion at Leeds Bradford

Jet2, the low-cost airline based at Leeds Bradford, will increase their presence at the airport next year and have put seven new routes on sale. From 28 April 2008, they will begin flying from Leeds Bradford to Madrid, Olbia and Paphos. From 19 May, they will also add flights to Jersey, La Rochelle, Avignon, and Heraklion.

August 26th, 2007

Leeds to Hamburg flights with Jet2

Jet2, the low-cost airline based at Leeds Bradford, will begin flying from Leeds Bradford to Hamburg (Luebeck) next year. They will fly four times per week for the summer season, with flights beginning on 28 April 2008.

June 16th, 2007

Jet2 winter flights on sale

Jet2 have put some winter routes on sale, including new flights to Chambery from Edinburgh and Belfast (International). They will also fly to Chambery from Newcastle, Leeds Bradford and Manchester, to Geneva from Leeds Bradford and Manchester and to Salzburg from Leeds Bradford. Flights will begin from 10 December 2007.

May 25th, 2007

Jet2 winter sun destinations on sale

Jet2 have just put part of their 2007 winter timetable on sale. This includes flights from Leeds Bradford to Arrecife and Las Palmas, from Manchester to Las Palmas, Tenerife (Sur) and Arrecife, from Newcastle to Arrecife and Las Palmas, from Belfast (International) to Tenerife (Sur) and Las Palmas and from Blackpool to Tenerife (Sur). The timetable comes into effect from the end of October.

March 26th, 2007

Jet2 to fly to Avignon

Jet2 will begin flying from their Edinburgh base to Avignon. They will fly weekly from 23 June 2007.

February 1st, 2007

Jet2 launches package tour operator

Low-cost airline Jet2 has joined forces with the On Holiday Group to form a unique tour operator – jet2holidays.com. This new venture will allow travellers to book a ‘dynamic’ package, using a combination of low-cost scheduled flights and hotel accommodation. They claim that this will include hundreds of thousands of combination of options to choose from.

December 16th, 2006

Jet2 adds Prague flights from Manchester

Jet2 will begin flying to Prague from their Manchester base next year. They will begin with a frequency of three times per week from 26 February 2007, increasing to a daily service from the end of March.

November 24th, 2006

Jet2 to fly from Newcastle to London

From 25 March 2007 Jet2 will begin flying between Newcastle and London (Gatwick). They will fly three times per week on this route, replacing a service which British Airways will cease to operate.

October 30th, 2006

Jet2 to fly from Edinburgh to Prague

On 05 February 2007 Jet2 will begin flying from Edinburgh to Prague. They will initially fly twice per week, which will increase to five times per week during the summer season. Flights can be booked from today.

October 12th, 2006

Jet2 to fly from Leeds to Toulouse

Jet2 will begin flying from their Leeds Bradford base to Toulouse. They will begin flying weekly for the 2007 summer season from 14 May 2007.

October 6th, 2006

Jet2 expand at Belfast

Jet2 continue their expansion at Belfast (International) with the announcement that they will launch five additional new routes there next year. During March and April 2007 they will begin new routes to Toulouse, Ibiza, Palma, Malaga and Milan (Orio al Serio). These flights are scheduled to operate for the summer season.

September 25th, 2006

Jet2 expand Spanish flights from Newcastle

Jet2 will increase their presence at Newcastle airport, increasing the number of routes that they operate from their airport to 13. They will begin flying from late March 2007 to Malaga and Palma, and from late May to Valencia and Almeria.

easyJet already fly from Newcastle to Malaga and Palma, and this expansion will see Jet2 and easyJet going head-to-head for the first time on these new routes.

September 20th, 2006

Expansion for Jet2 at Manchester

Jet2 will launch six new routes from their Manchester base next summer. The routes, some of which will begin from the end of March 2007 (the others starting later), include Manchester to Venice (Marco Polo), Warsaw, Toulouse, Barcelona, Berlin (Schoenefeld) and Paris (Charles de Gaulle).

September 16th, 2006

From Leeds to Almeria with Jet2

Jet2 will begin flying four times per week between their Leeds Bradford base and Almeria from next summer. Flights begin on 19 May 2007.

September 5th, 2006

Leeds Bradford to Valencia with Jet2

Jet2 will begin flying from Leeds Bradford to Valencia next summer. They will fly 4 times per week from 18 May 2007.

August 9th, 2006

Krakow is a new destination for Jet2

Jet2 will launch 2 new routes to Krakow from the end of October 2006. They will fly from both their Leeds Bradford and Newcastle bases to Krakow, which will become their first Polish destination.

August 8th, 2006

Jet2 to launch Edinburgh to Milan flights

From 06 April 2007 Jet2 are due to begin flying between Edinburgh and Milan (Orio al Serio). They will fly 4 times per week during the summer season.

August 2nd, 2006

Jet2 launches Milan route from Manchester

Jet2 will begin flying between their Manchester base and Milan (Orio al Serio) later this year. From 29 October 2006, they will fly 4 times per week. Tickets will go on sale tomorrow.

July 28th, 2006

Jet2 to fly to Chambery for winter

Jet2 will boost winter links to Chambery from the north of England this winter when they launch flights from their Leeds Bradford, Manchester and Newcastle bases. They will begin flying up to 4 times per week from 11 December 2006.

July 18th, 2006

Another Ibiza connection from Manchester

Monarch Scheduled will begin flying between Manchester and Ibiza from 19 May 2007. They will join low-cost airlines Thomsonfly and Jet2 in flying this route.

June 29th, 2006

Jet2 flights to Geneva and Salzburg

Jet2 will launch some winter flights on 11 December 2006. These will include routes from their Leeds Bradford base to Geneva and Salzburg, and also from Manchester to Geneva.

June 5th, 2006

New Manchester to Tenerife link from Jet2

Jet2 will operate a route from their base at Manchester to Tenerife this winter. They will begin flying 3 times per week from 31 October 2006.

May 31st, 2006

Prague connection for Blackpool

Jet2 will continue their expansion at Blackpool with a route to Prague. They will begin flying on this new route from 29 October 2006, and they will fly 4 times per week.

May 23rd, 2006

Fly from Blackpool to Malaga with Jet2

Jet2 will increase their presence at Blackpool by adding a route from Blackpool to Malaga. They will begin flying 5 times per week on this route from March 2007.

April 13th, 2006

Jet2 to fly from Blackpool to Faro and Amsterdam

Jet2 have announced that they will launch 2 new routes from Blackpool from 23 October 2006. They will fly to Amsterdam up to 5 times per week and Faro 3 times per week.

March 16th, 2006

Jet2 to fly to Lanzarote

Jet2 will begin flying from their Leeds Bradford base to Arrecife (Lanzarote) from 02 November 2006. They intend to fly twice per week.

March 7th, 2006

Jet2 launches route to Dusseldorf

Jet2 will begin flying between Leeds Bradford and Dusseldorf from 08 May 2006. They will fly 6 times per week on this new route.

February 14th, 2006

Jet2 to fly from Belfast to Tenerife

From October 2006, Jet2 will launch a winter route from Belfast (International) to Tenerife. They will fly once per week on this route until March 2007. Tickets are already on sale for these flights.

January 26th, 2006

Jet2 connect Newcastle and Tenerife

Jet2 will launch a route from Newcastle to Tenerife from October 2006. The route is currently scheduled to run for the winter 06/07 season.

December 24th, 2005

Jet2 launch Blackpool to Alicante connection

On 03 April 2006, Jet2 will further expand their operation at Blackpool airport by adding a route to Alicante. They will fly twice weekly on this new route.

December 12th, 2005

Jet2 from Edinburgh to Pisa

Jet2 will start flying weekly from Edinburgh to Pisa from 22 May 2006 for the summer season.

December 5th, 2005

Jet2 launch Pisa route from Belfast

Jet2 will add to the number of hub airports flying to Pisa when they launch a route from Belfast (International) to Pisa on 26 May 2006. They will operate a weekly flight on this route.

Jet2 will also launch a new route from Leeds (Bradford) to Milan (Bergamo) on 07 April.

November 21st, 2005

Jet2 expand at Newcastle

Jet2 have put 3 new routes on sale today from Newcastle, confirming their intention to make it a hub airport.

From 26 April 2006, they will begin flying daily to Amsterdam. From 22 May they will also commence routes to Menorca and Pisa.

October 28th, 2005

FlyGlobespan adds Spanish routes from Edinburgh

FlyGlobespan will fly from their base at Edinburgh to Murcia and Ibiza for the 2006 summer season.

This information comes following the announcement earlier in the week that Jet2 will begin flying from Edinburgh to Murcia. The Jet2 offering looks far more favourable, as they will operate up to 5 times per week during the peak summer season, compared to the once-per-week service offered by FlyGlobespan.

The FlyGlobespan flight to Ibiza will operate twice per week. Both routes commence on 01 April 2006.

October 24th, 2005

Jet2 want your help to expand at Edinburgh!

It has been confirmed that Jet2 are making Edinburgh their 6th UK base, as indicated in our story this morning.

It’s not often the public get a direct say in the expansion of an airline, but Jet2 are asking the public to come forward and nominate routes that they would like to see flown from Edinburgh. E-mail your suggestions to edinburgh@jet2.com.

This development could see Jet2 become the primary low-cost airline at Edinburgh. A number of other airlines already operate to the Scottish capital, however there still remains plenty of scope for a low-cost airline offering high frequency flights abroad.

Jet2 expanding at Edinburgh

Jet2 will launch a new route from Edinburgh to Murcia from 03 April 2006. Jet2 began flying their first route to Edinburgh, from Manchester, earlier this year.

Jet2 are expected to announce a number of new routes from Edinburgh shortly, perhaps indicating that it could become a new hub airport for the airline.

September 29th, 2005

Jet2 move in to Blackpool

Following our recent discussion as to whether Jet2 are likely to expand further at Newcastle, they have announced the launch of 3 routes from Blackpool. From 04 November 2005, Jet2 will operate a flight 4-times per week from Blackpool to Belfast (International). They will begin routes to Palma (Mallorca) and Murcia on 06 April 2006.

September 22nd, 2005

New Italian routes for Jet2

Jet2 will launch 2 new routes from Leeds (Bradford) next year to Rome (Fiumicino) and Pisa. Flights will begin on 07 March 2006 and 25 May respectively. This will bring the number of routes flown by Jet2 from Leeds (Bradford) to 18.

August 26th, 2005

Jet2 connects Cork and Newcastle

Jet2 will launch a new route between Newcastle and Cork on 20 October 2005. This will be their second route from Newcastle, and suggests that they may be considering further expansion here.

August 17th, 2005

Early sale for Jet2 to Nice

Following a decision by British Airways to axe their service from Manchester to Nice, Jet2 have put their 2006 flights on sale early. Ordinarily they would not make seats for the summer 2006 season available until later in the year.

August 4th, 2005

Jet2 launches Manchester to Ibiza connection

Jet2 will launch a new route between Manchester and Ibiza for Summer 2006. They will begin flying this route on 19 May 2006.

Flights are available to book from today.

August 2nd, 2005

easyJet launches routes at Bournemouth and Bremen

easyJet will launch routes at 2 airports which are new to them. They will begin a route from London (Luton) to Bremen on 31 October 2005.

They will also join Thomsonfly, Ryanair and Jet2 at Bournemouth, when they launch a daily service to Geneva on 15 December.

July 27th, 2005

Jet2 adds Manchester route to Palma

Jet2 have put a new route on sale from Manchester to Palma (Mallorca). They will begin flying there at the end of March 2006 – the beginning of their 2006 summer season.

Jet2 will be competing with both Monarch Scheduled and bmibaby who operate on this route.

July 12th, 2005

Jet2 adds routes to Murcia

Jet2 will launch 2 new routes to Murcia. In the first instance, they will launch a route on 04 September 2005 from Newcastle to Murcia – their first route from Newcastle.

They will also launch a route from Belfast (International) to Murcia for the 2006 summer season, commencing 01 July 2006.

Flights are available now for booking on these routes.

June 14th, 2005

Jet2 adds routes to Chambery

In addition to the announcement of Geneva flights yesterday, Jet2 will launch a further skiing destination from their bases at Manchester and Leeds (Bradford) this winter.

From 17 December 2005 they will start flying to Chambery.

June 13th, 2005

Jet2 to Geneva this winter

Jet2 will begin flying to Geneva from their Manchester and Leeds (Bradford) hubs on 17 December 2005.

May 5th, 2005

Leeds to Tenerife with Jet2

On 04 October 2005, Jet2 will launch a new route between Leeds (Bradford) and Tenerife (Sur). They will fly 3 times weekly.

Tickets are available to book now for this new route.

December 8th, 2004

Jet2 connects Edinburgh and Manchester

From 14 February 2005, Jet2 will add up to 3 daily flights between their new base at Manchester and Edinburgh.

December 2nd, 2004

Jet2 add Manchester to Amsterdam

On 10 February 2005, Jet 2 will add yet another route from Manchester. The new route to Amsterdam will run 3 times daily.

November 30th, 2004

Jet2 announce 2 new routes from Belfast

On 23 March 2005, Jet2 will begin 2 new routes from their new base at Belfast (International) to Bournemouth and Cork.

November 22nd, 2004

Jet2 annouce Manchester to Alicante

From today it is possible to book tickets on a new route from Manchester to Alicante. Jet2 will begin flying this new route on 27 March 2005.

November 16th, 2004

Jet2 to connect Manchester and London

Jet2 have announced that they will commence flying a new route to London (Gatwick) from their new base at Manchester. They will begin this route on 17 January 2005, tickets are available for purchase now.

September 29th, 2004

Jet2 makes Manchester a new hub

Jet2, currently based primarily at Leeds (Bradford) have announced they they will expand, using Manchester as their next hub.

They have announced 9 destinations from Manchester which include Budapest (starting 01 December 2004), Murcia, (02 December 2004), Valencia, Nice, Venice, Faro (all starting 19 March 2005),Pisa (26 May 2005), Geneva (18 December 2004) and Malaga (04 February 2004).

September 14th, 2004

Jet2 to fly to Ibiza next summer

The low-cost carrier based at Leeds (Bradford), Jet2, have put on sale a new route for Summer 2005 from Leeds (Bradford) to Ibiza. Flights will begin on 26 May 2005. Jet2 seem keen to emphasise that their routes for next summer are on sale already, unlike some of the other low-cost airlines.

August 23rd, 2004

Jet2 launch 3rd route from Belfast

Jet2 have announced that they will begin flying daily between Belfast (International) and Barcelona from 24 September 2004. This will be their 3rd route from their base in Belfast, which they established in April this year with a route serving Prague.

June 14th, 2004

Jet2 to begin flying Leeds (Bradford) – Paris

From 01 September 2004, Jet2 will begin flying a new daily route from Leeds (Bradford) to Paris (Charles de Gaulles).

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