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15 May 2019

BY James Chapple

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Jet2 'commits year-round' to Cyprus with summer and winter capacity boosts

Jet2 says it is committed year-round to Cyprus after extending summer 2019 and winter 2019/20 capacity.

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Jet2 ‘commits year-round’ to Cyprus with summer and winter capacity boosts

The airline and operator says it has put nearly 550,000 seats on sale for summer 2019, its largest ever, up 16% year-on-year.


Winter capacity, meanwhile, is up 45%, with around 200,000 seats on sale.


Jet2.com and Jet2holidays chief executive Steve Heapy this week hailed positive meetings with Cypriot hoteliers and representatives from the Cypriot tourism industry as Jet2 seeks to capitalise on a significant upturn in demand for the eastern Mediterranean.


“Jet2holidays has continued to show year-round commitment to Cyprus by increasing capacity and investing in its partnership approach to doing business with hotels and the industry,” said the operator.

 

“This includes growing its team, working in partnership to create mutually beneficial relationships, and investing in marketing support to drive business to the island.”


Focusing on Paphos and Larnaca, Jet2.com will operate up to 56 weekly flights between the UK and Cyprus this summer during peak periods.


Heapy said Jet2’s efforts to court hoteliers and tourism representatives in Cyprus demonstrated its commitment to showcasing Cyprus s a summer and winter destination.


Jet2.com will fly to Paphos from all nine of its UK airport bases this winter.


“By working in partnership with hoteliers and the industry here in Cyprus, we are able to continue our growth strategy and we are very much looking forward to more success in the future,” said Heapy.


“Cyprus is an absolutely critical destination, so we will keep working with the industry to attract holidaymakers in the summer and winter, filling Cypriot hotels all-year round with customers on a package holiday they can trust.”

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