Yorkshire Times
Voice of the North
9:00 AM 27th August 2020

Jet2 Increases Seats On Portugal Run has this week upped capacity to Portugal following government advice that the country remains one of the ‘go to’ destinations still not requiring quarantine upon return to the UK. and Jet2holidays has responded quickly to strong customer demand by increasing capacity to Faro on the Algarve.

The company is now operating multiple weekly services from all nine of its UK bases with announced additional flights and thousands of extra seats from Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow and London Stansted.

The reintroduction of Faro to the company’s programme means that company will operate to two quarantine-free destinations in Portugal this summer. The company is already operating to Madeira (Funchal) from Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Birmingham, East Midlands, and Edinburgh and London Stansted, with the destination still proving very popular with holidaymakers wanting to enjoy much-needed sunshine despite the potential risks.

Steve Heapy, CEO said: “Customers are responding to the welcome change in government advice by booking their much-needed holidays in the Portuguese sunshine, and we are responding to that by adding more flights and seats. We want our customers to enjoy their well-deserved holidays, and our decision to act quickly and add even more capacity to Faro ensures they will have plenty of choice.”

Claudia Miguel, UK Director, Turismo de Portugal, said: “As a valued partner, we are delighted that and Jet2holidays has recommenced flights and holidays to Faro in addition to Madeira. We have consistently maintained our unwavering confidence in the safety of Portugal, and we are delighted to have arrived at a decision which we feel far better reflects the reality of the situation in Portugal.”

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