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Flights Stansted Summer 2018

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:43 pm
by Clio
I’ve been asked to find out about cheap flights from Crete to London Stansted in July. I do my own flying out of season, so I don’t know anything about high-season charters. Can somebody kindly tell me how it works? Do the various airlines announce their summer charter schedules at various times, and if so is that a one-off, final schedule, or do the number of flights get increased as the summer proceeds?

Unless I’m misreading it, Stansted’s Charter Flight Timetables page is not a lot of help, but is that likely to improve nearer the season, and if so when?

Re: Flights Stansted Summer 2018

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:16 pm
by Kilkis
As far as I can see the only airlines flying from Stansted to Crete are Ryanair and Tui. Ryanair flies from Stansted to Chania while Tui flies from Stansted to Heraklion. If you are prepared to widen the departure point Thomas Cook flies from Gatwick to Heraklion and Easyjet flies from Luton and Gatwick to Heraklion and Gatwick to Chania. Norwegian Air also flies direct from Gatwick to Chania but use their site carefully. A lot of the flights shown are via Copenhagen or Oslo. I am not aware of other direct flights but other people may have ideas. Other methods of getting here involve stopovers in Athens and possibly other European airports.

Warwick

Re: Flights Stansted Summer 2018

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:39 pm
by nigeljackson5
Jet2.com, also fly to Crete, from Stansted

Re: Flights Stansted Summer 2018

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:29 pm
by Clio
Many thanks.

Re: Flights Stansted Summer 2018

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:14 pm
by Kilkis
I didn't think of Jet2 as I tend to associate them more with Leeds Bradford but they do indeed fly from Stansted to Heraklion as Nigel says.

Warwick

Re: Flights Stansted Summer 2018

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:59 pm
by filippos
......and I've seen more complaints about them than I have about the airline that so many love to hate.