Jet2 announce new destination, plane and flights from Leeds Bradford Airport

Budget airline Jet2 is expanding its operations at Leeds Bradford Airport by announcing a new destination and thousands of extra seats.

The Leeds-based carrier is introducing new summer flights to one of its most popular winter destinations, the Polish city of Krakow.

A new aircraft is also joining the fleet to meet the demand for additional capacity, while extra flights have been scheduled on popular routes.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Six per cent more seats will be available by summer 2019, when the expanded roster begins operations.

The new Boeing 737-800 will be permanently based at the airport, taking the Leeds fleet up to 16 aircraft serving 49 destinations.

Last week Jet2 was named Britain's best airline - and seventh-best in the world - at the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards, and also took away the title of Europe's best economy carrier.

Summer 2019 with Jet2 from Leeds Bradford Airport

- 100,000 extra seats with a new aircraft joining the fleet

- New summer flights to Krakow

- Extra flights to Alicante, with 20 departures a week

- An extension of seasonal flights to Malaga, with more capacity at Easter and October half-term

- 18 weekly services to the Canary Islands (Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote)

- 15 weekly flights to Faro

- Increased service to Majorca, with 20 weekly flights

- Up to six weekly flights to Menorca, with increased departures during peak school holiday season

- A 20 per cent growth in capacity for Antalya flights due to early and late season demand

- 10 per cent capacity increase for Dalaman due to strong demand

- Corfu flights to increase to three per week

- Zante flights to increase to three per week

- Second weekly service to Bergerac in France added (from summer 2018) due to increased popularity

- Further summer 2019 announcement still to come