Jet2holidays has put October and November packages to Crete on sale.
The Greek island was added to the government’s list of travel corridors yesterday evening, meaning returning customers no longer need to self-isolate for 14 days.
The tour operator has added holidays with flights to Heraklion from six UK bases: Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle and Stansted.
Its programme includes weekend flights and October half-term dates.
After the Scottish government announced that holidaymakers returning from all of Greece (except Mykonos) no longer have to quarantine, Jet2 has added additional flights to Rhodes from Edinburgh and Glasgow as well as Glasgow-Crete services.
Over the past few weeks Jet2 has added more than 80 additional October and November services to Rhodes, Kos, Corfu and Crete (Heraklion).
Steve Heapy, chief executive of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: “We know that the decision to remove quarantine rules is music to the ears of independent travel agents, as well as customers who are looking to get away to their favourite destinations for some sun, relaxation and time away from it all.
“This is why we have responded in less than 24 hours to offer a great choice of holidays to Crete, whilst also giving customers in Scotland more choice to Rhodes too. We have been adding more flights and holidays to Greece over the past few weeks, and we have seen a fantastic reaction to the extra choice, great value and promise of our award-winning customer service. We are expecting more of the same in response to this latest speedy response that we are making in line with customer demand.”
Meanwhile, fellow operator easyJet Holidays said it will put its Crete programme back on sale from October 17, with flights to Heraklion from October 24 onwards.
Paul Bixby, the tour operator’s commercial director, said: “We know people have really missed their holidays this year and Greece is one of our favourite destinations, so we welcomed yesterday’s announcement and we’re really pleased to re-start holidays to Crete in time for October half-term.
“We’ve got some fantastic offers for anyone looking for a last-minute sunshine getaway.”
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