has announced a 30% capacity increase to its ski programme this winter, as customers start booking their ski trips following the summer holidays.

The airline will operate its largest ski season with more than 60 weekly flights to seven top ski destinations - Andorra (Barcelona), Geneva, Grenoble, Lyon, Salzburg, Turin and Verona.

In total, more than 330,000 seats are available to the most popular slopes in Europe, a 30% capacity increase on last season. In response to skiers looking for weekend flights and short ski trips over a long weekend, the company has scheduled a choice of weekday and weekend flights, perfectly timed for those looking to shred the slopes over the weekend or over a short-break.

The programme includes its first ski flights from new bases, Stansted and Birmingham and the carrier will operate up to 11 weekly ski flights to four ski destinations from Stansted, including an exclusive service to Lyon as well as flights to Grenoble, Geneva and Salzburg.

From Birmingham Airport, the airline will operate seven weekly flights to four ski destinations – Grenoble, Geneva, Salzburg and Turin.

Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays, said: “Weekend breaks and short breaks are proving increasingly popular so we have accommodated this by putting on more flights to suit those skiers, making it easier than ever to head to the Alps for a short ski break. With these friendly flight times, alongside 22kg of baggage and ski allowance, we’re confident of a very busy and popular ski season this winter.”

To launch the programme, the carrier is offering half price ski carriage on flights to Geneva, Grenoble, Salzburg, Turin and Lyon from all nine of its UK bases.

The promotion applies to bookings made by October 12 for travel between November 30 and April 30, 2018.

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