and Jet2holidays announces expanded Winter Sun programme for 2023/24 from Newcastle Airport

  • Leading airline and tour operator puts Winter Sun programme for 23/24 on sale with 12 Winter Sun destinations available from Newcastle Airport
  • Brand-new winter route on sale to Malta from the base, with more choice to Turkey (Antalya) too!
  • More exciting Winter 23/24 announcements coming soon, including Ski and City destinations

10th August 2022: With continued demand for Winter Sun from local holidaymakers, and Jet2holidays have today put an expanded Winter Sun programme on sale from Newcastle Airport for Winter 23/24 – including a new winter route to Malta.

The UK’s third largest airline and leading tour operator to many destinations across the Mediterranean and Canary Islands have an exciting range of Winter Sun destinations on sale from Newcastle Airport for next winter. In yet more good news, the companies’ Ski and City Winter 23/24 destinations going on sale from Newcastle Airport will be announced next month too.  

With 12 popular Winter Sun destinations going on sale from Newcastle Airport, the unrivalled programme includes a brand-new route from the base for Winter 23/24 to Malta – with a weekly service.

As the UK’s leading airline and tour operator to Turkey, and Jet2holidays are offering more choice to Antalya from Newcastle Airport too – with up to three weekly services departing in Winter 23/24.

The companies continue their industry-leading position when it comes to the Canary Islands (Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura), with up to 22 weekly departures to the Canaries from Newcastle Airport next winter. In addition, services will operate to Spain (Malaga and Alicante), Majorca (Palma), Portugal (Faro and Madeira) and Cyprus (Paphos). This gives customers and independent travel agents fantastic choice and flexibility when it comes to booking or enjoying some Winter Sun. and Jet2holidays are offering nearly 50 flights per week to these destinations from Newcastle Airport with multiple weekly, daily and even multiple daily services available during winter from early-November through to the end of April.

The full breakdown is as follows:

  • NEW Malta (weekly services in November and in March/April)
  • Tenerife (up to ten weekly services)
  • Lanzarote (up to six weekly services)
  • Gran Canaria (up to three weekly services)
  • Fuerteventura (up to three weekly services)
  • Madeira (weekly services)
  • Malaga (up to four weekly services)
  • Alicante (up to five weekly services)
  • Palma (up to two weekly services)
  • Antalya (up to three weekly services)
  • Faro (up to four weekly services)
  • Paphos (weekly services)

As well as booking and travelling on award-winning flights and ATOL protected package holidays to these destinations, customers can get to experience and enjoy the company’s VIP customer service. In recent weeks, the companies’ industry leading customer service has seen them be awarded with the prestigious title of Which? Travel Brand of the Year, in recognition of the way that they have treated customers both during the pandemic as well as now that international travel has reopened. In addition, and Jet2holidays have also been named as the top-rated airline and tour operator for customer satisfaction, according to the UKCSI published by the Institute of Customer Service.

This VIP customer service includes friendly flight times and a generous 22kg baggage allowance through a flight-only booking with, which saw the airline win five accolades at the 2020 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice® Awards for Airlines; or that very same VIP customer service, in-resort Customer Helpers, transfers, free child places and ATOL protection with the UK’s second largest tour operator, Jet2holidays. As well as a choice of thousands of 2-5 star hotels through Jet2holidays, customers can also enjoy all the benefits of a package holiday but with the added privacy of a villa holiday, by booking their winter sun with Jet2Villas.

Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays said: “We are seeing strong demand from customers in the North East wanting to escape the long British winter by booking their Winter 23/24 holiday nice and early. In response to this demand, we are stepping in by putting our Winter Sun programme on sale from Newcastle Airport. We are pleased to be launching a brand-new route to Malta from the base for Winter 23/24, on top of offering a fantastic selection of other popular Winter Sun destinations. With more customers than ever wanting to give themselves something to look forward to next year, we have no doubt that these hotspots will be extremely popular with both customers and independent travel agents in the region. The unrivalled programme on sale from Newcastle Airport means customers and independent travel agents need look no further when it comes to booking or travelling on their well-deserved holidays next year. The strong demand we are seeing for Winter Sun means we are looking ahead with real confidence and look forward to revealing even more details of our exciting Winter 23/24 programme from Newcastle Airport very soon.”

Nick Jones, Chief Executive of Newcastle International Airport said: “ and Jet2holidays’ increased winter 2023/24 schedule demonstrates the airline’s ongoing commitment to the region and confidence in the North East’s largest airport. This announcement recognises strong demand for travel in the region and the extension of’s Malta service into November and March/April is a welcome addition, providing the North East with even more choice into the winter season.”