An Airbus A330 will operate until October and return again for the summer 2018 season. Jet2.com will operate it with 327 seats to destinations including Majorca, Tenerife, Lanzarote and Rhodes.
It is not the first time that the airline has used wide-bodies in peak season. A spokesperson said: "Jet2.com and Jet2holidays will fly to 41 destinations from Manchester airport this summer, with two brand new destinations in Costa de Almeria and Halkidiki.
"With more than 400 weekly flights during peak periods and over 2 million seats on sale in total for summer 17, the A330 will play a key role in supporting the company’s busiest ever operation."
Jet2.com and Jet2holidays will fly to 41 destinations from Manchester this summer, including the new destinations of Costa de Almeria and Halkidiki.
Steve Heapy, chief executive of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: “Summer 2017 is shaping up to be our biggest ever from Manchester airport, so the addition of this wide-body Airbus A330 will help us add more capacity to our best-selling destinations.
“As well as providing holidaymakers with more choice, the aircraft means that our formula of friendly flights, fantastic customer service and great comfort will be complemented even further with the addition of a spacious wide-body cabin.”