Jet2 adds extra flights from Leeds Bradford Airport to Greece following demand for autumn holidays

Jet2 has added extra flights from Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) to a popular European destination in response to demand for autumn holidays.

Friday, 12th February 2021, 4:45 pm

The budget airline and package holiday firm has extended its 2021 summer season to Greece into October and November.

Holidaymakers can now fly to four Greek destinations as late as mid-November for the first time.

The airline says that despite current lockdown restrictions and quarantine rules, there is high demand for holidays late in the summer season and into autumn.

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Jet2 has added extra flights from Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) to Greece due to demand for Autumn 2021 holidays

Customers who book package holidays will be refunded if their holiday is affected by travel restrictions, Jet2 said.

Extra flights have been added from LBA to Zante until the end of October.

The summer season to Rhode and Crete has also been extended, with extra flights until mid-November.

Customers looking to book a holiday Kefalonia can now fly to the destination until mid-October.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: “There continues to be enormous pent-up demand from local holidaymakers, who want nothing more than to get away to the sunshine and enjoy their well-deserved holidays.

"As always, we listen to what customers want and react accordingly, so that we can provide them with the holiday choices that they want.

"Extending the summer season to Greece means we are doing exactly that; giving customers more opportunity to get away and enjoy a much-needed holiday.

"As a result of the assurance that customers get from our award-winning flights and ATOL protected package holidays, we will be continuing to respond to the demand so that when travel restarts, we can take customers from Leeds Bradford Airport to their favourite holiday hotspots.”

Earlier this week, Jet2 suspended all flights from Leeds Bradford Airport until April due to uncertainty over travel restrictions.

The Leeds-based company had previously cancelled flights until the end of March.

However, due to the continuing lockdown restrictions and the recent Government announcement that people who travel will need to quarantine in a hotel, the company is now suspending flights until April 14.

It comes as the Government announced new rules meaning that travellers returning to the UK from “red list” countries will now have to quarantine in hotels for 10 days.

Arriving travellers put in quarantine hotels will be charged £1,750 for their stay.

Passengers face fines of up to £10,000 for failing to quarantine and those who lie on their passenger locator forms face up to 10 years in jail.

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