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Gran Canaria flights from Manchester

July 24, 2016
Gran Canaria flights are set to grow thanks to Ryanair

Have we got news for you? Well, yes, as a matter of fact. As Gran Canaria Local will be now bringing you all the latest stories about the island.

2015 was a bumper year for Gran Canaria flights with over 3,000,000 tourists landing at our airport. By the time 2016 draws to a close, that number is tipped to go even higher. But 2017 looks set to be a record year? Why?

  1. Birmingham and Gran Canaria flights
  2. Jet2.com and Gran Canaria flights
  3. Ryanair and Gran Canaria flights

1. Birmingham and Gran Canaria flights

With a proposed third runway at Heathrow airport very much on the backburner given environmental concerns and the knock-on effects of putting London’s rail infrastructure under extra stress, UK’s regional airports have been given a boost. With airlines adding extra services elsewhere to match the demand of a ever-growing number of Brits looking to fly to Spain. And one of the beneficiaries has been Birmingham airport.

Ryanair are offering extra Gran Canaria flights
Flying high with Ryanair

2. Jet2.com and Gran Canaria flights

And so Jet2.com and Jet2holidays recently announced that Birmingham will become their eighth UK base. They’ll launch 15 destinations for summer 2017 from the airport – including Gran Canaria along with Canary Island neighbours Fuerteventura and Tenerife. All flights will be in four brand new Boeing 737-800 next generation planes. From September, a total of 30 new aircraft are being delivered over an 18-month period.

Alan Cross, Jet2holidays’ head of trade, revealed that Birmingham’s summer programme would also be extended into the 2017/18 winter period. However, he hasn’t yet specified an exact timetable for this. But when we hear anything, we’ll be sure to let you know.

3. Ryanair and Gran Canaria flights

From summer 2017, Ryanair will be also offering more Birmingham flights to Gran Canaria and other Spanish islands such as Ibiza, Mallorca, and Tenerife. Ryanair’s chief marketing officer, Kenny Jacobs, raved about the new developments: ‘We are pleased to launch our biggest ever Birmingham summer 2017 schedule…which will deliver almost 2.3m customers p.a. and support 1,700 jobs at Birmingham airport, as we grow our operation by 20 percent.”