Jet2 to offer April Menorca flights from Birmingham, Manchester, London

British airline Jet2 will offer April flights to Menorca from 2020 for the first time, starting its programme to the Spanish island a month earlier than in previous years.

The airline says it had seen demand for holidays to Menorca earlier in the season, and launching its programme on April 5 will mean customers will be able to spend Easter on the island. Jet2 will provide flights from Birmingham, Manchester and Stansted, operating a total of 26 additional return flights and 10,000 more seats.

CEO Steve Heapy said: “As well as being a firm favourite with holidaymakers during the peak summer holiday period, Menorca is a destination that is attracting more and more customers in the shoulder seasons. With stunning natural beauty, secret beaches, historic architecture and a wealth of culture on offer, we know these April services will be extremely popular with customers who want to visit Menorca earlier in the season and for Easter.”

Menorca tourism minister Maite Salord said: “Jet2’s commitment to advance operations by a month in 2020 demonstrates its confidence in Menorca as a tourist destination, a confidence that has been demonstrated year after year to the point of becoming one of the British operators with the largest share of business on the island.”

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BA announces Gatwick-Mahon summer service

British Airways has announced its first flights from London Gatwick to Menorca, taking over some of the slots vacated by the defunct Monarch airline.

BA will operate two or three flights weekly from LGW to MAH during the months of June, July and August, complementing its London Heathrow and London City to Mahon services, introduced a few seasons ago.

BA chairman and CEO Alex Cruz said: “We are delighted to be able to further grow our presence at Gatwick by adding extra frequencies and improving our timetable. We are also introducing several new destinations to the Gatwick programme, including Palma and Gibraltar.”

Gatwick is one of the best-served British airports in terms of Menorca flights, with services operated additionally by easyJet, Thomas Cook and Tui.

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easyJet launches off-season Menorca flights

EasyJet has stepped in to take advantage of slots made available by Monarch’s demise to offer a weekly off-season direct flight service between London Gatwick and Menorca. The Tuesday flights will begin operating on 6 February and will continue through March.

From early April easyJet will operate the LGW-MAH route four times a week, with daily services starting from 23 April onwards until the end of October.

EasyJet UK country director Sophie Dekkers said: “By extending our summer season between London Gatwick and Mahon we are reaffirming our commitment to sustained growth at London Gatwick. We are always looking for new opportunities and to de-seasonalise tourism where we can meet demand for our customers.

“By adding flights to this route, we will provide our UK customers with even more opportunity to visit Menorca and improved connectivity for Menorca’s British expat community.”

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Birmingham-Menorca route launched by has announced a twice-weekly service to Menorca from Birmingham Airport starting summer 2017. The BHX route joins the airline’s already established Menorca services from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Belfast, Newcastle, Leeds Bradford, Manchester and East Midlands.

Steve Heapy, CEO of, said: “This is an incredibly exciting day for us as we announce our expansion into our eighth UK airport base, providing further growth and investment for the region. It’s fantastic to be bringing our friendly low fares, great value package holidays, plus our brand new aircraft to Birmingham Airport.”