Yorkshire Times
Voice of the North
8:00 AM 27th September 2019

Boost For Canary Islands As Jet2 Ups LBA Seat Capacity

Jet2 is to add more than 11,000 additional seats to the Canary Islands for 2019 / 20 in response to extra demand at Leeds Bradford Airport.

There will be additional flights and larger aircraft to support the expansion by and Jet2holidays.

The airline and tour operator is adding a weekly Thursday service to Fuerteventura from 13th February to 14th May.

Perfectly timed for the February, Easter and May half-term holidays, it means Jet2 will operate up to three weekly services to Fuerteventura during this period. The company will also be putting on larger aircraft for a period during November, enabling the company to fly even more customers to the winter sun hotspot.

Alongside the Fuerteventura expansion, local holidaymakers will also have a bigger choice of Lanzarote flights, thanks to the addition of 6,000 departing seats. The introduction of a new weekly Friday flight from 15th November to 13th December means the airline will operate up to five weekly services to the popular Canary Islands hotspot.

John Cunliffe, Aviation & Commercial Director at Leeds Bradford Airport, added: “The investment to increase passenger numbers shows that demand for Winter holiday travel remains strong. We look forward to working closely with the airline to welcome more holidaymakers from across the Yorkshire region.”