It is an incredibly exciting day for Jet2.com and Jet2holidays as we begin operating a 327-seat Airbus A330 at Manchester Airport, enabling us to add more seats and capacity to support our biggest ever summer holidays and flights programme.
The widebody aircraft, leased from AirTanker for the peak summer season, is making its first flight – which is sold out – to Lanzarote this morning. The aircraft will operate to our most popular hotspots from Manchester Airport this summer, including Majorca, Tenerife, Lanzarote and Rhodes.
Featuring our famous branding, it also has Acro seats fitted to provide more space and comfort for our customers. All Jet2.com aircraft have Acro seats fitted here in the UK. As you can see from the image, this seating is configured differently to other aircraft in our fleet, with customers able to enjoy a spacious widebody cabin in addition to our award-winning customer service and friendly flight times.
We will fly to 41 destinations from Manchester Airport this Summer, including two brand new destinations in Costa de Almeria and Halkidiki. With more than 400 weekly flights during peak periods and over 2 million seats on sale in total for Summer 17, the addition of this Airbus A330 will play a key role in supporting our busiest ever operation.
Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: “Summer 2017 is shaping up to be our biggest ever from Manchester Airport so the addition of this widebody Airbus A330 will help us add more capacity to our best-selling destinations. As well as providing holidaymakers with more choice, the aircraft means that our formula of friendly flights, fantastic customer service and great comfort will be complemented even further with the addition of a spacious widebody cabin.”
The Airbus A330 will operate from today until the end of October. An Airbus A330 will also be in operation for Summer 18, when we will operate to 43 summer beach and city destinations from Manchester Airport, including new routes Verona and Bergerac.