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Extending the Summer Season to Magnificent Menorca

Jet2.com

Posted in Announcements

May 08, 2019 at 11:18

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays has strengthened its commitment to the tourism industry in Menorca, by announcing an extended Summer 20 season with flights and holidays available from early-April. This comes on the back of demand for holidays earlier in the season, as well as our continued partnership approach to working with hoteliers and the Menorca Tourist Board.

For the first time, we will begin our Summer programme to Menorca in April, when we commence flights from Birmingham, Manchester and London Stansted. The announcement demonstrates our continued commitment to Menorca, representing 26 additional return services and an extra 10,000 seats in total. By extending the season to early-April, holidaymakers now have the chance to enjoy the Easter holiday period in Menorca.

The additional flights are as follows:

Birmingham Airport

Introduction of weekly Thursday and Sunday services, starting from 5th April. This means we will operate flights from April to the end of October, with up to four weekly flights during peak periods.

Manchester Airport

Introduction of weekly Thursday and Sunday services, starting from 5th April. This means we will operate flights from April to early November, with up to five weekly flights during peak periods.

London Stansted Airport

Introduction of weekly Thursday and Sunday services, starting from 5th April. This means we will operate flights from April to the end of October, with up to six weekly flights during peak periods.

The extra services come in response to demand for great value package holidays outside of the peak summer holiday period in Menorca, and means flights and holidays during the Easter period are also available. As well as opening up Menorca earlier in the season and providing more choice and flexibility, we offer a fantastic range of 2-5 star hotels, as well as the freedom of a villa with all the benefits of a package holiday through Jet2Villas.

At a meeting with Menorcan hoteliers and representatives from the Menorca Tourist Board, we pledged to not just fill rooms during the peak season, but to work in partnership with hoteliers and the Tourist Board to achieve the best results outside of that period, and today’s announcement cements that.

                                                                   

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: “As well as being a firm favourite with holidaymakers during the peak summer holiday period, Menorca is a destination that is attracting more and more customers in the shoulder seasons. With stunning natural beauty, secret beaches, historic architecture and a wealth of culture on offer, we know these April services will be extremely popular with customers who want to visit Menorca earlier in the season and for Easter. Today’s announcement is further evidence of our commitment to this fantastic destination and is living proof that we are not just working to fill hotels in the peak summer season but that we are working with hoteliers and the Tourist Board to achieve the best possible results in shoulder seasons too. We will continue to stick to these principles so that we can continue flying happy holidaymakers to Menorca on a package holiday they can trust.”

Maite Salord, Vice President and Minister for Tourism of the Menorca Government said: "Jet2.com and Jet2holidays’ commitment to advance operations by a month in 2020 demonstrates its confidence in Menorca as a tourist destination, a confidence that has been demonstrated year after year to the point of becoming one of the British operators with the largest share of business on the island.

“Undoubtedly, this decision is an important step towards achieving the desired deseasonalization, a priority goal for Menorca for the economic and social benefits it brings to the island.

“I have to admit that none of this would have been possible without the active involvement of the Menorcan businessmen who have led the commitment and the joint work. The united efforts and the great predisposition of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have been decisive for Menorca in improving its Spring 2020 activity."