Jet2 take to the skies and encourage the return of UK tourism

2020/07/16 10:08:05 Written by Canarian Weekly Business

Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, and Fuerteventura, are waiting in anticipation for the first Jet2 flights to come to the Islands, after they started flying again on Wednesday.

The second largest UK tour operator resumes its flights and package holidays in the Canary Islands, and will operate nine routes between from the UK from the end of July, totalling 18,900 weekly seats available.

Jet2 are one of the key players to help restart tourism in the Canary Islands, as well as routes to Malaga, Alicante, Almería, Murcia, Ibiza, Menorca and Mallorca from the UK.

"We have said all along that when the sun shines again, we would be there to take our customers on their well-deserved holiday, and that day has finally come," said Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays.

Jet2 will be bringing holidaymakers from Manchester, Birmingham, East Midlands, Leeds, Newcastle and London- Stansted from today, while from July 25th Glasgow and Edinburgh will also be added.

“These have been very uncertain and difficult times for everyone and we have been taking care of our clients in every detail. Now we can go back to doing what we like the most, which is to provide a first-class service to those who finally want to enjoy a few relaxing days in Spain," the company stressed.

Jet2 brought 1.5 million tourists to the Canary Islands in 2019, which represented a 19% increase in their flows with the Archipelago. The operator was one of the first to step forward to fill the gaps left by Thomas Cook's bankruptcy in September last year.