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easyJet launches eight new winter routes

easyJet, the UK’s largest and best value airline, is launching eight new routes for winter 2010.

The flights which depart from Manchester, Liverpool, London Gatwick and Bristol are now on sale with lead fares starting at £25.99 (one-way inc taxes) and include six exciting destinations.

For all those looking to don their skis and hit the slopes easyJet is adding routes to Lyon from Bristol and Liverpool, and to Basle from Edinburgh. And for those looking for a long weekend city break, passengers will now be able to fly to Hamburg, Gothenburg and Amsterdam from Manchester and to Gothenburg and Zagreb from Gatwick. The routes to Gothenburg in Sweden and to Zagreb in Croatia are both new destination points for easyJet from the UK.

Paul Simmons, easyJet’s UK general manager, comments: “easyJet's priority is to provide passengers with the widest range of destinations to the most convenient airports, with the lowest fares and no hidden charges.

“Whether passengers are looking for an adventure on the slopes or a spot of winter sun our new routes offer something for everyone.”

73,000 winter flights are now on sale, enabling passengers to get in early and secure the best low fares with 11.5 million seats available for travel from 31 October through to March 2011.

easyJet has more than 80 additional routes this winter compared to last winter offering passengers looking to ‘get their skis’ on and book winter holidays the most comprehensive choice of low fare destinations in the airline’s 15 year history.

In less than 15 years easyJet has become Europe’s Number 1 transport network, operating on 45 of Europe’s top 100 routes from 19 bases across 28 countries, with its fleet of 182 aircraft.

 

Route

Start Date

On Sale Date

Lead Price

London Gatwick – Gothenburg

06.09.2010

03.06.2010

£27.99

Edinburgh – Basel

03.12.2010

01.07.2010

£25.99

Bristol – Lyon

17.12.2010

01.07.2010

£25.99

Liverpool – Lyon

18.12.2010

01.07.2010

£25.99

Manchester – Amsterdam

01.11.2010

08.07.2010

£27.99

Manchester – Hamburg

26.11.2010

08.07.2010

£27.99

Manchester – Gothenburg

10.12.2010

08.07.2010

£27.99

London Gatwick – Zagreb

11.02.2011

08.07.2010

£29.99

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easyJet is now Europe's No. 1 air transport network due to its leading presence on Europe’s top 100 routes and at Europe’s 50 largest airports. More than 300 million Europeans live within one hour’s drive of an easyJet airport, more than any other airline.

By offering the lowest fares to the most convenient airports, this year easyJet will grow profitably by 10% and will carry 50 million passengers on over 500 routes between 119 airports in 29 countries.

easyJet is the UK’s largest and Europe’s fourth largest airline by passenger numbers. In 2009, the airline carried 28 million passengers in the UK and 46 million in total. On average easyJet flies passengers 1100 km for just ₤45/€50.

easyJet takes sustainability seriously. Over the last 10 years, the airline has reduced CO2 emissions per passenger km by 25% by investing in the latest technology. Its fleet of nearly 200 state-of-the-art aircraft is only 3.5 years old.