Jet2holidays has reported a ‘sharp and immediate spike’ in bookings to France following the easing of travel restrictions across the channel.
The operator said it will resume ski flights to Lyon, Chambery and Grenoble from 22 January, while flights and short break packages to Paris will be available from 11 February.
The developments follow confirmation that, from tomorrow, Brits will no longer have to justify their trip to France or self isolate, although they will have to provide a negative COVID test taken 24 hours prior to arriving on French soil.
“This is the positive news that skiers and snowboarders have been looking forward to, and the spike in bookings for ski flights has been both sharp and immediate,” chief executive Steve Heapy said.
“The snow conditions in the French Alps are said to be excellent, meaning our customers are jumping at the chance to get back on the slopes. We know how much our customers want to get back to the French Alps and we are very pleased to be flying them there again from next weekend onwards.”
He added: “This is yet more great news for the travel industry and further reinforces our already strong belief that 2022 is a year to look forward to with real confidence.”
Jet2 will operate to Chambery from Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds Bradford, Manchester and Stansted, to Grenoble from Birmingham, Stansted. Manchester and Newcastle and to Lyon from Manchester.
To mark the easing of restrictions, Jet2 is offering discounts of 10% on all ski flights.
Meanwhile, package holidaymakers can save £50 per person on all city breaks booked through Jet2CityBreaks. The promotion is applicable to all packages on sale for Winter 21/22, Summer 22, Winter 22/23 and Summer 23.
All flight or city break bookings must be made by 7 February.