“Santorini is famous for its beauty and scenery, and we are absolutely delighted to be launching flights and holidays to such a popular and stunning destination,” Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said.
Flights to Santorini will be operated from Birmingham, Manchester and London Stansted airports.
From early-May to late-October the company will operate twice-weekly services (Thursday and Saturday) from Manchester Airport, as well as weekly Tuesday services from Birmingham and London Stansted Airports.
According to Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, the scale of the programme represents almost 40,000 seats on sale in total.
“Today’s announcement expands our Greek portfolio once more, further strengthening our brilliant summer 2020 programme,” Heapy added.
Santorini is the sixth brand new Greek destination for holidays offered by Jet2.com and Jet2holidays for summer 2020, following announcements for Mykonos, Lesvos, Kalamata (Peloponnese), Skiathos and Preveza.
In total the UK’s third largest airline and second largest tour operator will operate to 14 Greek destinations in summer 2020 – with Corfu, Crete (Heraklion), Crete (Chania), Kefalonia, Kos, Rhodes, Halkidiki and Zakynthos (Zante) also on sale.
On her part, Emy Anagnostopoulou, Director at the Greek National Tourism Organisation’s UK & Ireland Office, applauded Jet2.com’s decision to introduce Santorini as another new route in Greece for 2020.
“We would like to thank everyone at Jet2.com for believing in Greece as a unique and authentic destination and for their constant support; we are confident that their customers will not only enjoy Santorini’s celebrated light, the multi-coloured cliffs with the white-washed Cycladic houses, the breath-taking views of the Caldera and the delicious gastronomy of the island, but they will also discover its unique cultural treasures like the Akrotiri settlement,” Anagnostopoulou added.