Jet2 Announces Plans to Scale Up its Operations Out of Birmingham Airport - The Solihull Observer

Jet2 Announces Plans to Scale Up its Operations Out of Birmingham Airport

Solihull Editorial 26th Oct, 2023 Updated: 27th Oct, 2023   0

Leading airline Jet2 has revealed plans for a major expansion of its services from Birmingham Airport.

This announcement comes as part of the company’s strategy to become the leading low-cost airline carrier in the UK, offering customers even more choice and value for money.

Scaling up operations

Jet2 is already lauded as the UK’s biggest tour operator: and is generally the go-to provider for low-cost package holiday deals. The airline has operating bases all over the UK, and Birmingham in particular is serving as a key hub for the company’s growth plan.

Plans to scale up Jet2’s operations out of Birmingham include a significant increase in the number of flights available during peak season. The addition of the Airbus A321 will increase the airline’s fleet at Birmingham to 16 and from summer 2025 there will be more than 210 departing weekly flights during peak periods.

Advanced bookings

The travel industry is currently seeing strong demands from holidaymakers and independent travel agents who want the ability to book holidays with providers in advance, with a look to save money whilst getting the best availability and choice.

Steve Heapy, chief executive of and Jet2holidays, said: “As the UK’s largest tour operator, we have listened to what our customers are telling us and reacted by putting our Summer 25 Sun programme on sale from Birmingham Airport nice and early.”

Booking is now open for the summer of 2025. As it stands, forty-four direct flights with Jet2 are available to destinations including the Canaries, Balearic Islands, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Italy, Cyprus, Croatia, and Portugal. New flights are being constantly added to the company’s repertoire with new leisure city destinations set to be announced shortly.

Summer sun for Solihull Source

With the weather in Solihull turning colder and the dark nights drawing in across the Midlands, it’s likely many local residents will either be considering an imminent Christmas abroad or thinking way further ahead to their summer holidays. Living less than six miles from the airport, which achieved its 10 millionth customer of the previous financial year back in February 2023, is certainly a gift when it comes to planning a vacation. After all, not everyone can hop in the car or a taxi and be at their local airport in a matter of minutes!

Currently, there are a number of buses running to the airport with an estimated journey time of around half an hour. However, constant improvements to travel for local residents are underway including the introduction of the Sprint buses.

Work on the bus service is due to be completed by 2024 when locals will see the first Sprint vehicles in action. The initiative will see both improved journey times and increased frequency and reliability, making it even easier for locals to get to the airport.

Access to summer sun for Solihull locals has never been easier. With, a wealth of choice when it comes to destinations, hundreds of flights available and fantastic travel links to a huge international airport, it’ll be a wonder if there’s anyone left in Solihull come summer!


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