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We have already had 8 long months of cancellations and continue our daily battle for survival… but with hope on the horizon with news of a Covid vaccines & testing, we really do feel that once FCDO finally lift their blanket travel ban, there will be pent up demand to escape the UK!
Currently there is a ban on all leisure travel from the UK during the lockdown, which is due to end on 2 December.
We receive many updates daily from airlines around the world, so here are a selection of new routes which have been announced for 2021. Schedules are subject to change.
Four new routes to Greece for Summer 2021, providing more choice departing from Newcastle and East Midlands. In response to strong demand for holidays to Greece next summer, Jet2 has put around 30,000 extra seats on sale to the Greek Islands.
The new routes include Kefalonia, Santorini and Skiathos from Newcastle. There will also be a new route to Skiathos from East Midlands Airport.
Flights and holidays with Jet2 departing from Bristol have also been launched for the first time and will take off in April 2021.
We are trade partners with Jet2, so if you would like to book any of their flights or hotel packages, please ask us for your preferred dates & destinations.
Ryanair has announced 24 additional weekly flights over the Christmas and New Year period, including a handful out of London Stansted and Manchester.
It said the additional services would allow friends and family to reunite at Christmas. From Stansted it has five additional flights to Bucharest, two to Athens, and one each to Budapest, Malaga and Seville. From Manchester it has three extra flights to Lanzarote and one to Fuerteventura. The flights will operate between 17 December and 9 January.
Emirates is to add more flights between the UK and Dubai before Christmas after the British government announced quarantine-free travel between the two destinations.
The airline will add flights from London Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow, starting from 27 November, providing a boost for last-minute winter sun holidays.
At London Heathrow, Emirates’ current twice daily A380 and once daily Boeing 777 flights will become four daily A380 services from 27 November. Emirates’ services to Manchester will increase from the current eight-a-week to 10 flights a week from 1 December, of which six will be served by an Emirates double-decker A380 and four with a Boeing 777-300ER. The Dubai-based airline will also increase flights from Birmingham and Glasgow from 27 November.
UK travellers will need to show a negative Covid-19 PCR test to enter Dubai. This can be taken 96 hours in advance of their flight or they can opt for a test on arrival.
(Via Travel Mole) Low-cost US carrier JetBlue expects to launch flights to London and other destinations in Europe next summer.
CEO Robin Hayes promised the airline would ‘disrupt’ the transatlantic market by offering ‘a much cheaper way of flying between the UK and the USA‘. During a one-to-one interview with aviation analyst John Strickland at WTM Virtual, Hayes said: “London is a huge market. The largest market out of New York and Boston that we don’t fly to.”
He added: “Next summer there will be pent-up demand. People are desperate to go away, desperate to see family, but just want to wait a bit longer. All leisure travel will be largely recovered by the end of 2021. JetBlue will have interline partnerships to feed more traffic in through Europe.
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