Jet2.com will add an aircraft to London Stansted Airport's third airport. This will increase its peak flights to more than 225 weekly destinations.
Jet2 increases Stansted capacity
After securing additional slots, the airline revealed that it will base a 15th plane at London Stansted Airport (STN), next summer. This will allow it to increase its capacity on selected routes. To meet demand, Jet2 temporarily will station a 16th plane at STN during peak travel times in the summer.
The carrier's largest-ever schedule from Stansted will be available next summer and will include two new destinations, Rome and Athens. These additional frequencies will be available to 11 (six Greeks, two Spanish and one Turkish) of the airline’s 42 destinations from STN: Ibiza (majorca), Corfu (Chania), Crete(Heraklion), Kos (Kefalonia), Rhodes (Dubrovnik), Split, and Dalaman.
Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said:
"We are all set for our biggest ever Summer from London Stansted Airport, and the addition of a 15th-based aircraft enables us to take even more customers away on our award-winning package holidays and flights, whilst giving them more choice than ever before."
Over 2.1 million summer seats
Jet2's expansion will increase the airline's capacity by over 2.1million seats next summer. This is 10% more than it offered in Summer 2022. These are the top ten frequencies of Jet2 (peak weekly flights from Stansted) for next summer:
- Palma Mallorca - 20
- Tenerife - 14
- Dalaman - 13
- Antalya - 11
- Faro - 11
- Ibiza - 10
- Crete (Heraklion) - 10
- Rhodes - 9
- Lanzarote, Menorca, Corfu - 8 weekly flights per destination
- Alicante, Kos - 7 weekly flights per destination
Steve Heapy also mentioned:
"This expansion is the latest demonstration of our continued commitment to investing in our London Stansted operations. Earlier this year we celebrated five years since the launch of flights and holidays from London Stansted, and since day one the reaction from customers and independent travel agents has been incredible."
Jet2 added 35 A320neo aircraft to its Airbus order, bringing its total with Airbus to 98 A320neo family planes. There are also options for 48 additional. Since it acted early in the pandemic, the LCC anticipates approximately 10-12 aircraft deliveries per year until 2033.
Steve Heapy, chief of Jet2, stated that the airline does not prioritize destinations further afield, but will focus on its core European market, especially around the Mediterranean, at a conference in the Algarve on November 16th.
TTG Media reported that Heapy mentioned reporters the following: “There’s a lot more we can do in our existing destinations. We want to grow them before we do anything else."