easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, has announced today that it will be introducing ten new routes from Summer 2013 across the four London airports it operates from – London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted and London Southend.
The Russian capital Moscow, Greek city Kalamata, along with the Greek island of Mykonos and Spanish city of Santiago join other European city break favorites Sofia, Berlin and Krakow as well as the Sardinian resort of Olbia. The further afield destinations Sharm El Sheikh and Marrakech will also feature from additional easyJet London bases.
The route expansion means that more than 316,000 affordable seats have been added to easyJet’s 2013 Summer schedule which now extends to a total of 340 routes from the UK.
The new routes go on sale today - 1 November 2012 with Moscow, which will become a landmark route as the airline’s 100th from London Gatwick, on sale in the coming weeks. Both Moscow and Kalamata are brand new destinations for the airline and will operate out of London Gatwick Airport. Fares to Moscow start from as little as £67.00* to Kalamata from £34.99* and £32.99* to Santiago.
Year-round flights from Stansted to Sharm el Sheik, Marrakech and Sofia are available from just £86.99 and £30.99 respectively and will significantly strengthen and expand the range of destinations on offer from London Stansted Airport.
New summer routes for London Luton Airport include Greek island Mykonos and Sardinian treasure Olbia, while the German city of Berlin and Polish city of Krakow will now fly year-round from London Southend Airport with fares starting from £22.99*. The new routes at Southend will be served by an additional aircraft at the airport.
Paul Simmons, easyJet’s UK Director, comments:
“Moscow and Kalamata are particularly exciting announcements as they are not currently part of our network. easyJet has proved again and again that when we enter a new market we open it up to both leisure and business travellers by making access to these new destinations easy and affordable”.
“easyJet has continued to attract a growing number of business passengers which currently total more than nine million annually. Destinations like Moscow from London Gatwick and Berlin from London Southend will further bolster our standing with them and ensure that they stay well connected to the key business centres in Europe.
“We fly to the destinations that our customers tell us they most want to visit so I’m sure that these new 10 routes across our London network will be a huge hit.”
Travellers looking to book their summer flights, accommodation and transfers in one go can find a wide range of flexible and affordable breaks from all easyJet airports on the easyJet Holidays website: www.easyJet.com/holidays or by calling 0843 104 1000.
* one way, including taxes based on two people travelling on the same booking
For further information please contact:
easyJet Press Office, press.office@easyJet.com 01582 525252
Danielle Bishop, Beattie Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org 0113 213 0303