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Published on Monday, March 15, 2021

Jet2 boosts capacity to sunshine destinations to meet demand

Jet2holidays and leisure airline, saw a 1,000% spike in bookings immediately following the Prime Minister's announcement of an exit roadmap from lockdown, with demand continuing since then.

Data from Jet2holidays shows that bookings have jumped in response to destinations preparing to welcome holidaymakers from the UK.

This includes bookings to Cyprus jumping by 200% on the back of last week's announcement by the Deputy Minister of Tourism for Cyprus, and there has also been a spike in bookings to Greece.

Ministers in other destinations including Turkey, Spain and Portugal have also spoken positively about reopening to overseas visitors this summer.

Additional flights and holidays now on sale include thousands of additional seats to Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura from the end of June to early November.

There are thousands of additional seats to Antalya, Bodrum and Dalaman in Turkey between the end of June and late October, and additional services to Malaga and Faro in September and October.

In Greece, addition seats to Corfu, Crete (Chania), Crete (Heraklion), Skiathos, Kos, Rhodes and Halkidiki are on sale for July until early November.

"The number of customers booking flights and package holidays to the Canary Islands, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Turkey and Cyprus tells us that many people want nothing more than to get away this summer. This demand is there, and as ever we are quick to respond to what our customers are telling us," said Steve Heapy, CEO of

"We know that our destinations are keen to welcome holidaymakers from the UK, and the UK government has shown that there is a clear ambition to reopen international travel in the coming months."

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