Three new eastern Mediterranean destinations are being introduced by and Jet2holidays as 12% more capacity is loaded on for summer 2019.

Bourgas in Bulgaria, Chania in Crete and Izmir in Turkey are part of an expanded holiday programme that sees more than 12 million seats going on sale.

Almost 100,000 seats will be offered to the value for money Black Sea resort of Bourgas from May next year.

More than 55,000 seats are available to Chania, the company’s second destination in Crete after Heraklion and its eighth destination in Greece.

Up to 80,000 seats and eight weekly flights will serve Izmir – the operator’s fourth destination in Turkey – for access to resorts in the west coast such as Kusadasi, Cesme, Ozdere and Seferihisar.

The expansion sees another ten new routes for next summer including:
•Birmingham to Bergerac, Kefalonia, Pula and Verona
•Edinburgh to Bodrum and Corfu
•Glasgow to Kos and Naples
•Leeds Bradford to Krakow
•Manchester to La Rochelle

A second widebody Airbus A330 will come into operation at Manchester airport as the company operates a fleet of 94 aircraft for summer 2019 including  34 new Boeing 737-800 NGs.

Details of departures from Stansted have yet to be finalised.

Chief executive Steve Heapy said: “We are extremely excited about our summer ‘19 programme, which is our biggest and best to date. Three brand new destinations and a number of brand new routes give independent travel agents even more choice.

“The addition of flights to Bourgas means we will operate to Bulgaria for the first time, and with resorts such as Sunny Beach on sale, we are expecting it be hugely popular with Britons.

“Greece continues to attract holidaymakers in huge numbers, and this new route Chania in Crete means that we will operate to eight Greek destinations in 2019.

“Finally, Turkey continues to see huge demand, so we are opening up more resorts on the west coast of this fantastic country, by adding flights and holidays to Izmir.”

The programme breakdown:

•24 destinations including new destination Bourgas
•Over 450,000 seats available, a capacity increase of 7%
•More seats to the Canary Islands with longer summer season on Antalya, Dalaman, Naples and Paphos departures

•Seven new destinations including Bourgas, Chania and Izmir as well as Kefalonia, Pula, Verona and Bergerac
•41 destinations on sale with over 1.6million seats available, a 29% capacity increase
•Daily to services to Alicante, Faro, Ibiza, Lanzarote, Malaga, Majorca and Tenerife with longer seasons and more flights to Greece and Cyprus

East Midlands
•34 destinations including Bourgas
•970,000 seats available for the biggest operator at East Midlands
•Larger Boeing 737-800 aircraft to support growth during peak season

•Bourgas, Bodrum and Corfu added
•34 destinations and 800,000 seats available, with two Boeing 737-800s added into the fleet
•More flights to Antalya, Dalaman and Rhodes

•New destinations of Bourgas, Izmir, Kos and Naples
•33 destinations and 950,000 seats on sale, representing a capacity increase of 11%
•New jobs created for cabin crew, flight deck and ground operations

Leeds Bradford
•New destinations of Bourgas, Chania and Izmir as well as new summer route to Krakow
•49 destinations on sale and more than 1.8 million seats available
•More flights to popular destinations such as mainland Spain, Portugal, Canary Islands, Balearic Islands, Turkey and Greece

•New destinations of Bourgas, Chania, Izmir and La Rochelle
•46 destinations and 2.8 million seats available with a 12% capacity increase
•Second Airbus A330 to support growth
•More flights to mainland Spain, Portugal, Canary Islands, Balearic Islands, Greece and Turkey

•32 destinations including Bourgas and Izmir
•935,000 seats available
•More seats to Alicante and Faro with longer summer seasons to Greece and Cyprus