Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks Bring Forward Flights to Iceland
The British airline Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks have decided to speed up their plans for flights and city tours from Manchester in England to Iceland by a month. This is due to the high demand for travel to Iceland and the expectation that Iceland will be defined as a green country on the British government’s list when the ban on unnecessary travel from the UK is expected to be lifted in mid-May.
In addition to trips to Manchester, there will also be regular flights and city tours from Birmingham. There will be flights twice a week between the cities, on Mondays and Thursdays. Manchester flights start on 2 September and Birmingham flights on 30 September. The flights will run until 22 November 2021. Manchester flights will resume on the 10th of February and last until the 10th of November 2022. There will be flights to and from Birmingham from the 10th of February to the 25th of April 2022.
It will be possible to buy a single flight with Jet2.com or a package tour to Iceland with Jet2CityBreaks. This is to meet the demand in the UK for trips to Iceland and also improve connections to Birmingham and Manchester for Icelanders.
The company also plans to offer 37 package tours during the season from seven other airports in the UK – from Belfast Airport, East Midlands Airport in Derby, Leeds-Bradford Airport, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle and London Stansted.
Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks began flights to Iceland in 2019.Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, says that there is a great demand for flights to Iceland. Iceland is expected to be on the British government’s list of green countries because of COVID-19. “Once there is certainty about operations due to the pandemic, there are many customers ready to book flights.”
“We at Keflavík Airport are very pleased to hear that Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks have decided to add to their schedule, and we welcome the continued good co-operation with the company,” says Guðmundur Daði Rúnarsson, Director of Business and Development at Isavia. “We see that there is a growing interest in Iceland as a destination when the pandemic has ended, and this decision confirms the signs we have seen.”