To Open Birmingham hub in March :: Adds Competition to Med's Holiday Markets

Jet2's brand new Boeing 737-800 (Artists Impression)
Holiday flights airline, Airline as part of its expansion plans is opening up Birmingham (IATA-BHX) as its 9th hub airport from March 31, 2017. The leisure travel specialist ( it also operates Jet2 Holidays) will base 4 brand new Boeing 737-800 Winglet aircraft there to serve 15 destinations. 

At the top of the new sunshine list from Birmingham will be 2x flights each week with Heraklion, Crete. Then there are the other hotspots for British visitors in the Eastern Mediterranean served twice weekly: Rhodes in Greece and Paphos in Cyprus.

Covering Spain and the Algarve, Birmingham flights will fly to Alicante, Faro, Fuerteventura, Gerona, Ibiza, Lanzarote, Malaga,  Minorca,  Las Palmas, Palma,  Reus, and Tenerife Sur.

Competitors already serving Crete from Birmingham include Monarch to Heraklion and Thomson to Heraklion and Chania.

Jet2's Birmingham launch promotion says that its hub operations at Birmingham International Airport will generate 200 new jobs. One of the airline’s selling points is offering a generous 22kgs checked baggage allowance. also operates airport hubs in: Alicante; Belfast International, East Midlands,  Edinburgh,  Glasgow Int'l, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester and Newcastle

To see what holidays are being offered, find out more at the Jet2 Holidays website