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Record 30,000 extra seats on offer in Jet2 summer Belfast programme

Jet2 has announced its biggest ever summer programme, offering an additional 30,000 seats next year. This includes increased capacity for services to Tenerife
Gareth McKeown

LOW-cost airline Jet2.com has announced its biggest ever summer programme, offering an additional 30,000 seats next year.

On the back of a successful season of bookings in 2018, the leading leisure airline has confirmed a 7 per cent capacity increase from Belfast International Airport for next summer, with 450,000 seats now on sale.

The capacity increase means it is the company’s biggest ever summer programme from the Belfast base and will be supported by four aircraft.

The airline and package holiday specialist will fly to 24 summer destinations in 2019, with more seats on offer to popular holiday destinations. The number of tourists able to travel to Tenerife will increase by 19 per cent due to the use of the larger Boeing 737-800 aircraft, while there will be increased capacity to Faro and extended services to Dalaman, Paphos and Naples.

CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, Steve Heapy said the new programme was part of a "huge investment" in Belfast.

“We are putting our biggest ever summer programme on sale from Belfast International, with over 450,000 seats going on sale for Summer 19. This represents another huge investment in our base here, and gives local holidaymakers even more choice and flexibility with our award winning airline and tour operator."

Belfast International Airport managing director, Graham Keddie, added: “Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have embarked upon a major step-change development of their programme from Belfast International Airport commencing Summer 2018, growing capacity by deploying new, larger aircraft across their network. We are delighted to see them continue in this vein into Summer 2019, acknowledging their confidence in the Northern Ireland market whilst strengthening and extending their programme across a broad range of European destinations and resorts.”

Last month, the award-winning airline Jet2.com celebrated 15 years of flying, and package holiday specialist Jet2holidays recently celebrated both its 10th anniversary and becoming the UK’s second largest tour operator.

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