Thursday, 19 July 2018

EasyJet announce new routes....

The low-cost European airline easyJet is doing well,  just a few days ago it reported that revenue for the third quarter rose 14% to £1.6bn, with revenues from baggage and seat allocation up more than a fifth to £328m.

The airline flew 24.4 million passengers - 9.3% more than the same period last year in the three months to 30 June. It has also announced a series of new routes from this autumn, the majority from the UK, Sophie Dekkers, UK Country Director, said:

“easyJet has come such a long way since our first ever route from London Luton to Glasgow in 1996 and we are so excited to have reached the 1000 routes milestone today. The launch of these 16 new routes across the UK provides our passengers with even more amazing destinations across Europe for both holidays and business travel. We are really looking forward to continuing our sustainable growth and expansion, to provide travellers across Europe with low fares and friendly customer service.”

Read on for the new services and when they start -

The low-cost carrier operates over 300 aircraft to around 150 airports across 33 countries, easyJet remains committed to sustainable growth and these new routes are testement to that commitment. 

Belfast International – Fuerteventura      Starts 31st Oct   2 x week
Belfast International – Prague                 Starts 29th Oct   2 x week
Belfast International – Salzburg              Starts 13th Dec  2 x week
Berlin Schoenefeld – Paris CDG             Starts 28th Oct  Daily
Berlin Tegel – Athens                              Starts 28th Oct  Daily
Berlin Tegel – Basel/Mulhouse               Starts 28th Oct   2 x daily
Berlin Tegel – Innsbruck                         Starts 10th Dec  4 x week
Berlin Tegel – Pisa                                  Starts 29th Oct   2 x week
Bristol – Larnaca                                     Starts 28th Oct   2 x week
Bristol – Ostersund                                 Starts   9th Oct    1 x week
Bristol – Sofia                                         Starts   8th Dec    2 x week
Glasgow – Venice                                   Starts  30th Oct    2 x week
Liverpool – Toulouse                              Starts  28th Oct    4 x week
London Luton – Gibraltar                       Starts   4th Dec    2 x week
London Luton – Krakow                        Starts  29 Oct       4 x week
London Southend – Sofia                       Starts  16th Dec   2 x week
London Stansted – Hurghada                 Starts   2nd Nov   2 x week
London Stansted – Lyon                         Starts  16th Dec   2  x week
Manchester – Barcelona                         Starts     1st Dec   2  x week
Manchester – Bordeaux                          Starts     2nd Nov  2 x week
Manchester – Faro                                  Starts     2nd Nov  4 x week
Manchester – Innsbruck                         Starts     9th Dec    1 x week
Manchester – Lanzarote                         Stars      7th Nov    2 x week
Manchester – Lisbon                              Starts    28th Oct    3 x week

easyJet has also indicated that it plans to sue over French Air Traffic control strikes, which it says has cost the airline £25million and saw in more than 2,600 flights being cancelled in the three months to 30 June. Chief executive Johan Lundgren said the airline plans to file a legal challenge to the EU this week.