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8:00 AM 19th May 2021

New City Break Destination From Leeds Bradford Airport

Photo: @erwindoom
Photo: @erwindoom
Madeira is the latest city breaks destination to be added to the Jet2 portfolio as it continues to meet rising demand for travel to the autonomous region of Portugal off the coast of west Africa.

Jet2CityBreaks is launching its programme out of Leeds Bradford Airport to the region’s 500 year old capital, Funchal, each Sunday year-round starting from 7th November.

This latest initiative bolsters the company’s already popular flights and holidays programme to Madeira. A range of 3 to 5-star hotels are now on sale to the archipelago, which comprises four islands.

Perched on a hill along the Garden Island’s southern coastline, Funchal is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in Portugal with its flawless mix of old and new, serving up colourful gardens, cobbled old streets, modern shopping malls, stylish clubs, and a cosmopolitan marina.

Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays: “We are continuing to see huge demand for Winter 21/22 and Summer 22 from Leeds Bradford Airport, so we are adding Funchal to our Jet2CityBreaks offering to give customers and independent travel agents in the region even greater choice. The stunning city with its traditional Portuguese architecture, cosmopolitan dining and shopping scene and lively nightlife, means it has an endless list of attractions and experiences to keep everyone entertained.”