Get Set to Sizzle with Two New Sun Destinations from Jet2holidays

-          Madeira and Zante now available from East Midlands Airport

- Package breaks from 379 flights from69

- All summer 2014 flights and holidays to Cyprus and Greece now on sale


Package holiday specialist, Jet2holidays has today launched two new sun destinations for 2014 from East Midlands Airport – Madeira and Zante.


The addition of these popular islands means local customers will now be able to take their pick from a host of stunning resorts to holiday in from April next year, including Funchal and Calheta in Madeira and Tsilivi and Alikes in Zante.  Package breaks start from 409 per person for 7 nights on a self-catering basis, secured with just a 60 deposit.  Weekly flights are also available from 69per person including taxes. 


Steve Heapy, Chief Executive Officer of and Jet2holidays said: “We are committed to providing East Midlands passengers with an unrivalled choice of holidays in some of the top resorts across Europe, so we are really excited about these two new destinations.  With the addition of Zante, our local customers now have access to the four most popular Greek islands, while Madeira is perfect for people who want to soak up the sun all year round. 


“In our third year of flying from the region we’re thrilled to have expanded our number of destinations to 24 and we look forward to further success as an increasing number of people are taking advantage of our great value holidays and flights.”  


Stephen Turner, Commercial Director, Aviation for M.A.G. owners of East Midlands Airport said: “It's great to see’s expansion plans from East Midlands Airport continuing with these new routes for summer 2014. After announcing ten new routes last year for the 2012/13 winter and 2013 summer programmes, it's testament to the strength of their operation that they are already announcing new routes for next year's schedule.


“Since opened its base at the airport, the airline's operation has gone from strength to strength and is a popular choice with our customers."


East Midlands holidaymakers can now also book their summer 2014 holidays and flights to the popular Greek Islands of Corfu, Crete and Rhodes, plus the Cypriot favourites of Larnaca and Paphos.  Flights start from 76 per person including taxes with package holidays starting from 329.


Destination snapshots:



With its lush green valleys, picturesque countryside and golden beaches fringed with crystal clear waters, Zante is a stunning holiday destination with something for everyone to enjoy. Navagio beach is home to the island’s most famous landmark where the iconic shipwreck provides a perfect picture postcard view. Nature lovers will adore the loggerhead turtles which nest at Laganas Beach in July and party people have their choice of extensive bars and restaurants at the lively Laganas resort. 



Famously described as a ‘floating garden in the Atlantic,’ Madeira offers a truly beautiful holiday destination packed with enchanting botanical gardens, beautiful landscapes and breath-taking views. Visitors can explore the many museums and monuments in the historic capital, Funchal, where a cocktail at Reid’s Palace, made famous by Winston Churchill, is a must. There’s the picturesque village of Canico de Baixo, which, whilst traditional with it’s old town and 18th century church also has a contemporary resort area filled with bars and restaurants. Alternatively, the sandy beach at Machio is perfect to spend a lazy day soaking up the sun.


For more information or to book a holiday visit www.jet2holidays.comor for flights visit

Published on: 14/05/2013 16:26:24

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