JET2 has announced a major expansion of its operations at Edinburgh Airport, including four new routes.

The UK’s largest tour operator and third largest airline has added a seventh aircraft based at Edinburgh Airport for summer 2024.

From March 8 next year, Monday and Friday services will take holidaymakers to Rome.

From May 1, Wednesday services will travel to Malta.

On top of the summer season, Jet2 said it has also experienced strong demand for ski flights from snow sports fans.

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As such new flights have been added to Chambery, in the French Alps, from Edinburgh for winter 23/24 and 24/25.

This coming winter, weekly Saturday services will operate between February 10 and April 6, 2024 and then again from December 21, 2024.

New services to Prague will also begin operating from October 3, 2024 to March 27, 2025 with up to two weekly services operating during this period.

In addition to this, the strong demand the company report seeing for flights and ATOL-protected package holidays means they have also added thousands of extra seats for summer 24 to some of their most popular destinations across the Canary Islands, mainland Spain, Turkey, Cyprus, Greece, Croatia and Italy.

The destinations where additional flights and holidays have been added include: 

  • Lanzarote 
  • Malaga 
  • Antalya 
  • Bodrum 
  • Larnaca 
  • Gran Canaria 
  • Naples 
  • Split 
  • Tenerife 
  • Verona 
  • Zante

This expansion means that and Jet2holidays will now operate up to 96 weekly flights during peak periods to 32 destinations from Edinburgh Airport in summer 24.

Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays, said: “Today’s announcement represents a significant investment at Edinburgh Airport and means we are massively expanding our summer and winter programmes.

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"We are looking forward to our biggest ever summer 24 from Edinburgh Airport, and this huge expansion to our programme is a demonstration of our continued commitment to investing in our operations at the base ahead of it.

"The demand we are seeing from customers and independent travel agents remains strong, so we have responded by expanding our operations at Edinburgh Airport with new routes, extra capacity and an additional seventh based aircraft for summer 24.

"As a result, we are giving holidaymakers in the region even more choice to get away on our award-winning package holidays and flights whether that is in the summer or the winter.”