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easyJet adds three new routes from London Stansted Airport – Marrakech, Sharm el Sheikh and Sofia will see the airline boosting a choice of destinations further afield

easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, has announced it will begin flying on the longer routes of Marrakech and Sharm el Sheikh as well as Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria as part of its new 2013 route launches from London Stansted Airport. easyJet will also move a larger A320 aircraft to Stansted which will have 180 seats onboard.

The airline will fly year-round flights to Marrakech three times a week on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday with the inaugural flight taking off on 15 February 2013.

easyJet will also operate a year-round twice weekly service to Sharm el Sheikh from Stansted Airport on a Thursday and Sunday with the first flight taking off on 17 February 2013. The new Sofia route will operate twice a week on a Tuesday and Saturday and the first flight on the 16 February 2013.

Flights go on sale from Thursday 1 November at www.easyJet.com.

Hugh Aitken, easyJet’s UK Commercial Manager, comments:

"easyJet is committed to making travel easy and affordable for all and each season we decide where to add new flights based on the places our customers tell us they most want to visit, so I’m sure these three new summer sun destinations are going to be a huge hit with holidaymakers.

"Currently, easyJet operates two mid-haul routes from Stansted to Bodrum and Dalaman so today’s announcement shows a real commitment to offering more varied destinations further afield, and the best value for our passengers."

easyJet’s 2013 Summer schedule (up to 8 Sept 2013) from Stansted Airport now features 1.7 million seats on 10,900 flights to 27 routes across Europe and North Africa.

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 tel: 0843 104 1000.

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For further information please contact:

easyJet Press Office on press.office@easyJet.com or 01582 525252.
Danielle Bishop, Beattie Communications, danielle.bishop@onlybeattie.com 0113 213 0303.

About easyJet:

easyJet operates Europe's No. 1 air transport network with a leading presence on Europe's top 100 routes and at Europe's 50 largest airports.

easyJet flies on more than 600 routes between over 130 airports in 30 countries. More than 300 million Europeans live within one hour's drive of an easyJet airport, more than any other airline.

The airline takes sustainability seriously. easyJet invests in the latest technology, operates efficiently and fills most of its seats which means that an easyJet passenger's carbon footprint is 22% less than a passenger on a traditional airline, flying the same aircraft on the same route.