The British airline Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks have decided to start flights from Manchester in England to Iceland by a month earlier. This is due to the high demand for travel to Iceland and expectations that Iceland will be defined as a green country on the British government’s list when it is planned to lift the ban on unnecessary travel from the UK in mid-May.
In addition to trips to Manchester, there will also be regular flights and city tours from Birmingham. There will be flights twice a week between the cities, on Mondays and Thursdays. Manchester flights start on September 2 and Birmingham flights on September 30. Flights will run until 22 November 2021. Manchester flights will resume on 10 February and run until 10 November 2022. Flights to and from Birmingham will run from 10 February to 25 April 2022.
It will be possible to buy a single flight with Jet2.com or a package trip to Iceland with Jet2City Breaks. This is to meet the demand in the UK for trips to Iceland and improved connections to Birmingham and Manchester for Icelanders.
The company also plans to offer 37 package tours during the period from seven other airports in the UK – from Belfast Airport, Derby East Midlands Airport, Leeds-Bradford Airport, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, and London Stansted.
Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks started flights to Iceland in 2019. CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays Steve Heapy says that there is a great demand for flights to Iceland. Iceland is expected to be on the British government’s list of green countries because of Covid-19. “Once there is certainty about epidemic operations, many customers are willing to book flights.”
“We at Keflavík Airport are very pleased to hear that Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks have decided to add to their plan and welcome the continued good cooperation with the company,” Director of Business and Development at IsaviaGuðmundur Daði Rúnarsson says, “We see that there is a growing interest in Iceland as a destination after the end of the pandemic and this decision confirms the signs we have seen about it.”