The airline and operator confirmed late on Thursday (20 August) "multiple weekly" services to Faro would restart on Monday (24 August) from its nine UK bases, with Portugal due to be added to the UK’s travel corridor list during the early hours of Saturday morning (22 August).
The Foreign Office has also granted mainland Portugal an exemption from its global no-travel advisory. It had previously only exempted Portugal’s Madeira and Azores archipelagos.
However, following "strong customer demand", Jet2 on Friday (21 August) confirmed it would add more flights from Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Stansted and Manchester, enough to amount to the addition of "thousands" of extra seats.
Steve Heapy, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays chief executive, 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."