Jet2 to increase weekly flights to northern Greece in 2022
UK Leisure Travel Group Jet2 announced that in 2022 it will increase its frequency to Makedonia International Airport in Thessaloniki in northern Greece.
Specifically, Jet2 next season will increase its weekly direct flights, from England to Thessaloniki, from 6 to 10.
The company, through its leisure airline Jet2.com, already had flights to Thessaloniki from London, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Bristol and New Castle. The 2022 season will also be the airline departing from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast and East Midlands.
Jet2 offers leisure flights via Jet2.com and vacation packages via its tour operator Jet2holidays.
News of the frequency increase was announced by Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, during a corporate roadshow in Halkidiki, northern Greece.
“Jet2’s decision to increase frequency to Macedonia International Airport is a ‘vote of confidence’ for tourism professionals and hotel staff in Halkidiki,” the Halkidiki Tourism Organization said in a statement.
Speaking at the event, the president of the organization, Grigoris Tasios, applauded Jet2’s decision, noting that Halkidiki regards the company as its “main and most reliable” tour operator in the UK. Tasios is also the President of the Halkidiki Hotel Association and the President of the Hellenic Hoteliers Federation.
Jet2.com started flying to Macedonian International Airport in 2017 and has since established very close cooperation with the Central Macedonian Region, the tourism organizations of Halkidiki and Thessaloniki and Fraport Greece, the manager of the airport.
According to the organization, the result of the good cooperation was the increase in the number of aircraft seats from 22,000 in 2019 to 25,500 in 2022.
In addition, cooperation is reinforced each year by joint promotional actions.
A recent Jet2Holidays customer satisfaction survey showed that 88% of travelers to Halkidiki are repeat visitors with an average stay of 7 days. Visitors are mainly couples and families who reside in more than 70 accommodation units.
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