JET2 is adding more than 11,000 additional seats to the Canary Islands for Winter 2019/20 due to extra demand at Leeds Bradford Airport.

Additional flights and larger aircraft will support the expansion. There will be a new weekly Thursday service to Fuerteventura from February 13 to May 14.

This means there will be up to three weekly services to the popular spot. The company will also be putting on larger aircraft for a period during November.

There will also be a bigger choice of Lanzarote flights, with a new weekly Friday flight November 15 to December 13. There will also be the addition of a larger aircraft from November.

The Canary Islands continue to be a year-round favourite with holidaymakers. On top of additional services to Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, the company also offers year-round services to Gran Canaria and Tenerife from Leeds Bradford Airport.

Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays said: “This is fantastic news for customers in Yorkshire.

"As the region’s biggest airline and tour operator, we have responded quickly to extra demand for our award-winning flights and ATOL protected package holidays to Lanzarote and Fuerteventura by putting on additional seats and larger aircraft.

"With more services and frequencies, holidaymakers now have even more choice and flexibility when it comes to where and when they would like to enjoy a getaway.”

John Cunliffe, Aviation & Commercial Director at Leeds Bradford Airport, added: “We’re delighted that and Jet2holidays are continuing to expand their offering to some of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations.

"The investment to increase passenger numbers shows that demand for Winter holiday travel remains strong. We look forward to working closely with the airline to welcome more holidaymakers from across the Yorkshire region.”