The low cost airline and package holiday specialist, and jet2holidays is increasing its Madeira capacity with more flights from Manchester and Newcastle and new flights from London Stansted.

In total, eight weekly flights will operate between Madeira and the UK, representing 30.000 more seats than in Summer 2016. The first flights to London Stansted airport will take off on Monday 3th April 2017, twice a week, meaning that Madeira airport will start receiving flights from six UK bases: London Stansted, Manchester, Leeds Bradford, East Midlands, Newcastle and Glasgow., that has recent been voted the ‘UK’s Top Airline’ and ‘Most Loved Airline’ by users of TripAdvisor and Skytrax respectively, will operate with the brand new Boeing 737-800 aircraft, the first of which was delivered last month.

As Jet2holidays wraps everything up in one package, holidaymakers flying to Madeira will also be given access to great value package breaks at the company’s properties in the island.

Reacting to this announcement, Madeira Airport Director, Duarte Ferreira said: “: “We are very happy to see the growing commitment of and Jet2holidays to Madeira. We are aware that this new connection to Stansted will serve a new market and we are sure that it will be another successful route.”

Steve Heapy, and Jet2holidays CEO said: “ The launch also means we will be the only airline to operate flights to Madeira from London Stansted, and based on how strongly our other Madeira flights are performing across the UK, we are very confident these two weekly flights will be a tremendous success. The island of Madeira is one of our top performing destinations not just because of its great climate and stunning scenery, but because there is so much to do, whether that be exploring bustling Funchal, enjoying the fantastic local cuisine, or hiking in the island’s mountain region. As such we’re significantly increasing capacity out of Manchester and Newcastle Airports too, meaning we have almost 30,000 additional Madeira seats in summer 2017.”

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