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Jet2 increases summer, winter capacity to Cyprus amid upturn in demand

Jet2 has increased capacity to Larnaca and Paphos, demonstrating a year-round commitment to Cyprus as a key holiday destination.

“During recent meetings with hoteliers and representatives from the Cypriot tourism industry, we signalled our commitment to Cyprus as a key holiday destination, and announced our biggest ever summer and winter programmes to the island,” the company said on its website.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays and other company officials held contacts with hoteliers and other representatives from the Cypriot tourism industry in Cyprus last week.

“Cyprus is an absolutely critical destination, so we will keep working with the industry to attract holidaymakers in the summer and winter, filling Cypriot hotels all-year round with customers on a package holiday they can trust,” he said.

Jet2 has almost 550,000 seats on sale between the UK and Paphos and Larnaca in summer 2019, a capacity increase of 16%.

During peak periods, it will operate 56 weekly flights between the UK and Cyprus this summer, representing yet another year of growth.

With more Britons heading to Cyprus for some winter sun, it has also significantly expanded winter capacity to accommodate this demand, including flights to Paphos from all nine of its UK bases in Winter 19/20, it added.

“With 200,000 seats on sale in Winter 19, a capacity increase of more than 45%, we also pledged to continue working with hotel partners and the tourist board to showcase the appeal of Cyprus as both a summer and winter destination,” the airline said.

“Jet2holidays has continued to show year-round commitment to Cyprus by increasing capacity and investing in its partnership approach to doing business with hotels and the industry. This includes growing its team, working in partnership to create mutually beneficial relationships, and investing in marketing support to drive business to the island,” it said.

The British low cost airline operates scheduled and chartered services. It is the third-largest scheduled airline in the UK.

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