Jet2 has announced that it will be launching four new flight routes to Greece for summer 2021.
The travel giant will be offering new options to Kefalonia, Skiathos and Santorini from Newcastle airport, as well as new flights between Skiathos and East Midlands. (We’ve got full details for each one below.
The new routes will be seasonal, currently set to operate between May and October 2021. The company says that they will represent an additional 30,000 seats to Greece from the airline.
Each of the routes will run on slightly differing dates – see the list below for the details.
- Kefalonia from Newcastle: Friday flights between the 23rd July to 8th October
- Skiathos from Newcastle: Friday flights between the 21st May and 8th October
- Skiathos from East Midlands: Sunday flights between the 23rd May and 10th October
- Santorini from Newcastle: Monday flights between the 26th July and 1st November
Brits will also be able to book packages with Jet2holidays which include the new routes.
In total, that means Jet2 and Jet2holidays will offer breaks to 14 Greek destinations, the others being Corfu, Chania (Crete), Halkidiki, Heraklion (Crete), Kos, Kalamata, Lesvos, Mykonos, Preveza, Rhodes and Zante..
Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: “Demand from customers and independent travel agents in both regions is telling us that flights and holidays to Greece are very much in demand for Summer 21. As ever, we are responding quickly to that demand to give customers even more choice from Newcastle and East Midlands Airports.
“Kefalonia, Skiathos and Santorini are magical destinations, and we know their appeal, coupled with our award-winning customer experience, will make them extremely popular from Newcastle and East Midlands Airports.”
The new Greek flights aren’t the only new additions to the summer 2021 schedule. Earlier this month the travel firm announced it would be opening a new base in Bristol, with flights to 33 destinations across the likes of Spain, the Canary Islands, the Balearic Islands, Greece, Turkey, Italy, Portugal and Madeira.
Earlier this year, the travel giant launched a new travel insurance policy which includes cover for holidaymakers if the Foreign Office changes travel advice to their destination. The firm already offered policies specific to Covid-19 but the new policy will mean Brits are covered if new restrictions are put in place.
Under the FCDO cover, holidaymakers will be protected both before they travel, or if they are in the destination and the FCDO advises against ‘all but essential’ travel due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
- During the coronavirus pandemic, countries may be subject to a change in travel restrictions. Always check the latest FCDO advice for your chosen destination before planning, booking, or going on a trip.