Jet2 adds capacity for Portugal

10,000 additional seats on sale

Jet2 adds capacity for Portugal 1

Jet2’s own website announces that after Portugal was put on the “green list” of countries where customers can travel to from England and Scotland, and Jet2holidays have reported a “significant increase in demand”.

Summer 21 bookings to Faro (Algarve) and Madeira increased more than 600% in the 24 hours following the green list announcement, and over 1,300% when compared to the same period week-on-week.

In response, customers travelling from Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Newcastle, and London Stansted Airports can now enjoy more choice when it comes to booking and enjoying some much-needed sunshine in Portugal this summer.

The additional flights to Madeira on sale from yesterday are as follows:

Additional Jet2 flights to Madeira

  • Manchester Airport – weekly Saturday services (only weekend services available from Manchester Airport this summer) introduced from 3rd July until 28th August, meaning up to three weekly services this summer.
  • London Stansted – weekly Friday services added from 2nd July right through to 24th September, meaning up to two weekly services this summer.

The company will operate to Faro from all ten of its UK bases this summer, with flights and holidays operating to Madeira from nine UK bases. Today’s announcement represents over 10,000 additional seats going on sale across the two destinations this summer, demonstrating the strong demand from UK holidaymakers.

Despite the above announcements remeber that Jet2 are not flying to Madeira at all until the end of June – at least at the moment

A new tab has been added to the top of each page with a link to resources dealing with COVID-19 in Madeira – this covers the latest government regulations on travel to the island, how to get a PCR test, and many other links that will be useful to people wanting to travel to and from Madeira

COVID-19 in Madeira: previous daily updates can be found on an earlier post.

Vaccinations in Madeira: updates can be found on an earlier post.

9 thoughts on “Jet2 adds capacity for Portugal”

    • In theory nobody from non-eu countries is allowed to fly into EU states at the moment. The UK is non-eu so, come Monday 17th all those UK holidaymakers flying into Portugal or Madeira could legitimately be sent straight back to the UK! That is EU law and right now the UK is not the flavour of the month in the EU. Whether individual EU states can override that ruling or not will become clear on Monday afternoon. Will the brown stuff hit the rotating blades or will common sense kick in?

      • The U.K. Govt. chose to leave the EU, including the Customs union and single market and become a third country. We had a major hand in devising the rules for third countries. Not a case of “common sense” kicking in. Those are the rules we have to live with now!

        • And it has been shown time and time again to have been the right decision. Now Scotland is again calling for independence so that it can re-join the EU to be ruled by Brussels! Where’s the logic in that?

    • I believe the ‘State of Calamity’ under which this non-essential travel ban exists is due to be reviewed this Sunday 16th.
      Ironically, just about every nation whose tourists are holidaying in Madeira are banned from travelling to Portugal under the present restrictions including Germany, France, Netherlands, Switzerland and Luxembourg.

      • Jaime, you and I know that the Portuguese are well known for “looking the other way” and they are desperate to get UK holidaymakers back spending all those lovely euros people have been saving 😁


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