15 Jun 2016

Christmas markets Yule want to experience thanks to Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks


With almost six months to go until Christmas, Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks are spreading the festive cheer with the launch of their biggest ever range of dedicated Christmas market breaks from Newcastle Airport for 2016.

A total of FOUR dedicated weekend trips are available from this week to stunning winter destinations. The popular winter wonderlands of Berlin, Copenhagen and Vienna return to the programme after a bumper 2015, and the idyllic capital of Bavaria, Munich, is added for 2016.

Each two-night break departs on a Friday morning and returns on a Sunday evening, perfectly timed for people to soak up as much seasonal spirit as possible.  They follow the spectacular success of the 2015 Christmas market breaks programme, where load factors averaged well over 90%. This year, customers are able to take their pick from:

  • Berlin: 2 – 4 December 2016.
  • Copenhagen: 9 – 11 December 2016.
  • Vienna: 25 – 27 November 2016.
  • Munich: 9 – 11 December 2016.

Flight only options are available from £149 return or book flight and hotel together with Jet2CityBreaks from £229, secured now for only a £60 deposit.

Steve Heapy, Chief Executive Officer, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: “Our Christmas market breaks are always hugely popular, so we are thrilled to be expanding our range of dedicated trips to iconic European cities this year from Newcastle Airport. There is no better way of getting into the spirit of Christmas than experiencing the festive magic of a city like Copenhagen, Vienna or Berlin and we have added Munich this year. This is our biggest programme from Newcastle Airport yet so I’m sure these trips will be a huge success once again.”

John Irving, Business Development Director at Newcastle International Airport said: “We are delighted that Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks are offering an even bigger range of pre-Christmas short breaks from Newcastle.”

“The timing is fantastic for those wishing to do some Christmas shopping with a difference, along with experiencing these exciting continental cities, and we expect these flights to be very popular once again with the North East travelling public.”

In addition to these special breaks, Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks offer a range of flight only and flight and hotel options to a host of other wonderful Christmas market destinations from Newcastle Airport including Prague, Krakow and, of course, their famous festive shopping trips to New York.

For further information and to book visit www.jet2.com or www.jet2CityBreaks.com                                                             

NEW Christmas Market snapshot:

Copenhagen - The Christmas market in Copenhagen is regarded by many as one of the best in Europe, including a light show consisting of 16,000 bulbs, pixies, an Alpine village, and many rides, stalls and restaurants. Set in the beautiful Tivoli Gardens, the atmospheric Danish Christmas Markets give the visitor an insight into how Christmas is celebrated in Denmark and can make Christmas shopping a memorable experience.

Berlin – With around 60 Christmas markets to wander round and enjoy, Berlin shines in a festive blaze of lights every year in the period before Christmas. Located on grand boulevards, squares, small side streets and museums, Berlin’s Christmas markets enchant with their magic, charm and Christmassy delicacies.

Vienna – Christmas Markets are a well-established Austrian tradition and nowhere is this typified as strongly as the stunning city of Vienna. The capital hosts over 20 Christmas markets, with the 'December Market', dating back to 1294, regarded by many as the forerunner to the Christmas Market. A visit here is guaranteed to bring out everyone’s inner child with fairytale scenes, animals and the special Christkindl Express!

Munich - The cosmopolitan capital of Bavaria turns into an idyllic winter wonderland during the festive season. Draped in shimmering snow and illuminated by twinkling fairy lights, the charming Munich Christmas markets enchant visitors from all over the world. Munich has a wealth of wonderful Christmas markets, with the most well-known being the traditional market at Marienplatz outside the city's beautiful Town Hall.