easyJet announces 20th birthday offer on flight bookings

easyJet, the UK-based low fares airline, is set to launch its 20th birthday sale today (December 23), offering up to 20 percent off on 500,000 seats to and from the UK.

The discount offer is available on flight bookings made between the afternoon of December 23 2015 and midnight on January 13, 2016 for travel from February 4, 2016 to July 6, 2016.

The budget airline is offering discounted prices to many of the most popular destinations from the UK including to ski and city break Geneva, popular sun destinations like Alicante, and cultural spots such as Marrakech. The sale also includes deals on popular UK destinations like Bristol, Newcastle and Manchester.

Peter Duffy, easyJet’s commercial director said: ‘We’re delighted to be celebrating easyJet’s operation over the past two decades by launching our twentieth birthday sale.

’20 years ago easyJet changed the way Europe travelled. We challenged the high price monopolies of the legacy airlines and enabled a new generation of people of all ages, incomes and interests to enjoy Europe.

‘We started with fares to Scotland from £29 – or as we advertised at the time, the same price as a pair of jeans. A pair of Levis 501s will now set your back £75 while our fares to Scotland start from £27.49 and some of the fares that we have on sale today are even lower than that!’

easyJet holidays is also offering up to 15 per cent off on over 50,000 seven night holidays for bookings made on the easyJet holidays website before midnight on January 13, 2016 for travel up to the July 6, 2016. Full details are available at: http://www.easyjet.com/en/holidays/.

The airline, which celebrated its 20th birthday on November 10, 2015, flies over 240 aircraft on more than 800 routes to over 130 airports across 33 countries. Over 68 million passengers reportedly travel with the airline every year.