Those who are already thinking about their 2018 holiday now have more choices from East Midlands Airport as and Jet2holidays has announced its biggest ever summer flights and holidays programme, with prices starting at just £47.

The leisure airline and holiday company has introduced flights and holidays to 32 summer beach and city destinations from the Castle Donington airport with summer 2018 seeing 920,000 seats on sale and thousands of two-star to five-star hotels available.

The destinations costing £47 will be Budapest in Hungary, Prague in the Czech Republic, Pisa and Verona in Italy, and Girona in Spain.

The flights from East Midlands Airport will go to popular sun and city destinations, including Costa de Almeria, in Spain. This destination was launched in 2017 with one flight a week but this has been doubled to two.

There will also be an increase to two flights a week to Dalaman in Turkey, Corfu and Zante in Greece and Split in Croatia. The service to Verona, Italy, will offer additional capacity due to larger aircraft being used on the route and Dubrovnik flights will be able to take more passengers to the Croatian city due to extended seasons.

Jet2 will be flying to 32 destinations next summer with increased frequency on some routes
Jet2 will be flying to 32 destinations next summer with increased frequency on some routes

Steve Heapy, chief executive of and Jet2holidays, said: "This is a huge summer programme yet again from East Midlands Airport, with 920,000 seats and thousands of hotels through our award-winning airline and holiday operator. Such sustained growth is only possible by looking after our customers, which shows our continued investment into offering great-value package holidays and family-friendly flights is working.

"By continuing to grow across all of our bases, including established ones such as East Midlands, this proves our formula is the right one." Andy Cliffe, managing director of East Midlands Airport, said: " has a great customer service ethos, which mirrors our own. The airline is incredibly popular with people in the region, bringing with it growth in both passenger numbers and destinations served."

Meanwhile, Jet2 is celebrating after winning two accolades in the inaugural TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for airlines, winning the Best Airline – UK and Best Low-Cost Airline – Europe prizes. The awards are based on the reviews and ratings of millions of travellers from the past 12 months, covering every major carrier worldwide.

The 32 destinations will be flying to from East Midlands Airport in 2018:


Dubrovnik, Split


Larnaka, Paphos




Cephalonia, Corfu, Heraklion, Kos, Rhodes, Thessaloniki, Zante




Pisa, Verona







Alicante, Almeria, Fuerteventura, Girona, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Lanzarote, Malaga, Menorca, Palma, Reus, Tenerife


Antalya, Dalaman