Jet2 to open new base in south Tenerife and increase air seats
“Great news for the Canaries” is the reaction of tourism chiefs to Jet2’s announcement that it is to increase its seats to the archipelago and open a new base in Tenerife.
The president of the Canary Islands Government, Ángel Víctor Torres and the Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce, Yaiza Castilla held a meeting with those responsible for the airline within the framework of the World Travel Market in London in which they announced the increase of 200,000 air places in winter and 130,000 in summer.
The British airline will open a base this winter in Tenerife south, it was also confirmed.
Sr. Torres and Yaiza Castilla had met with the top managers of Jet2: the general director of Business Development Ian Doubtire and the general director of Airports and Tourism Organisations, Janice Matter.
The head of tourism said that “after having transferred the need to increase connectivity with the Canary Islands, the airline has announced its intention to increase its air places by 35 per cent for this winter season, which means 200,000 more seats. In total they will have 773,000 air seats for the Canary Islands in winter as well as opening a base in Tenerife South. ”
Yaiza Castilla called it “great news for the Canary Islands” and added: “We will continue to deepen negotiati-ons with this and other com-panies.”
Jet2 complements this increase with 14 per cent more air seats for the summer season, 130,000 more seats, which will mean having 1.1 million Jet2 air seats in the Canary Islands from April to October 2020.
In total, Jet2 will make 1.8 million seats available to the Canary Islands in the coming winter and summer seasons.
The British airline Jet2, based in the north of England (Leeds), although operating from nine British airports, is the leading British operator in the islands and in 2018 transported 1.3 million passengers to the Canary Islands.