Jet2 has announced it will add more Portugal flights to its summer schedule following the news that Brits can return to the hotspot for holidays.
Both Jet2 and Jet2holidays will be resuming flights and packages from Monday 24th August, but now the airline will offer an even bigger choice of flights to Faro in the Algarve.
The company said the move came in response to “strong customer demand”.
There will be thousands of extra seats available thanks to increased flights from its bases in Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, London Stansted and Manchester.
The best part for Brits is that there are cheap flights to be had currently; when we took a look, Jet2 had fares from £35 to Faro available for August and September departures.
It will also continue to operate flights to Madeira (Funchal airport) from Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford, Manchester and London Stansted.
Jet2holidays isn’t the only firm to be bringing back its Portugal packages.
TUI has also announced a return to Portugal holidays which will kick off at the end of August. When we took a look, we could find seven-night stays for two people with prices under £300pp.
In fact, we’ve done some of the leg work for Brits after a bargain break and searched out some of the best last-minute Portugal holiday deals for both August and September.
If you are considering a last minute getaway, you should still continue to check the FCO’s Portugal travel advice.
This is regularly reviewed during the pandemic, so you should always check it before planning or booking a trip, as well as before travelling to your destination.
Claudia Miguel, UK Director, Turismo de Portugal, said: “As a valued partner, we are delighted that Jet2.com and Jet2holidays is recommencing flights and holidays to Faro in addition to Madeira.
“We have consistently maintained our unwavering confidence in the safety of Portugal, and we are delighted to have arrived at a decision which we feel far better reflects the reality of the situation in Portugal.”