easyJet, a budget airline, and easyJet holidays have announced new routes and package holidays to popular European destinations across Spain, Portugal, and Greece from Birmingham Airport.
Starting from June 29, flights and holidays will take off from Birmingham Airport to the beach destinations of Majorca, Malaga and Alicante in Spain, Faro in Portugal, and Corfu in Greece, with the intention of offering customers more choice and flexibility this summer. All of easyJet holidays’ ATOL-protected beach holidays include flights, accommodation, a 23kg bag allowance per person and transfers.
The new routes and holidays add to the extensive summer 2021 and summer 2022 portfolio already on sale via easyJet and easyJet holidays. With the new additions, Birmingham to Malaga flights will operate twice weekly on Tuesdays and Saturdays from June 29 with fares available from GBP22.99; Birmingham to Faro will operate three times per week on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays from 29 June with fares from GBP22.99; Birmingham to Alicante will operate three times per week on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from 30 June with fares from GBP23.99; Birmingham to Majorca will operate three times per week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from July 3 with fares from GBP22.99; Birmingham to Corfu will operate twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays from July 4 with fares from GBP22.99.
Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK country manager commented: ‘We are pleased to announce more connectivity to Birmingham today in flying to popular beach destinations and getting customers away on their much-needed summer holiday across Europe this year.
‘We believe that a framework can be put in place for the safe reopening of travel and a strong summer, and we are currently focused on working with the UK Government Travel Task Force in the coming days and weeks. We are hopeful that progress will continue to be made with the vaccination programmes in Europe, with several countries in Europe having indicated they will be welcoming British tourists this summer. We remain of the view that international travel can restart and that, with the right framework in place, restrictions can be safely and progressively reduced and, in some cases, removed by mid-summer for key destinations. We’ve kept our fleet in a flight-ready mode so we are ready and able to ramp up our services quickly and increase our capacity where we see increased demand for the summer.’
Nick Barton, chief executive of Birmingham Airport, commented: ‘We are more than pleased that easyJet will be adding additional leisure sun destinations direct from Birmingham Airport this summer. easyJet already offers direct routes to Amsterdam, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Geneva, so these additional sunshine routes demonstrate the strong demand in the region for both business and leisure travel and the carrier’s commitment to serving the Midlands.
‘We are continuing to work with easyJet, looking at future route opportunities and an expansion of its services to ensure customers have a choice of destination, flexibility and price from Birmingham Airport. Customers can confidently book with easyJet with the reassurance that their flights and holidays are ATOL and ABTA protected.’
easyJet and easyJet holidays say that they have introduced flexible customer policies under their ‘Protection Promise’, allowing customers to book with confidence. This includes, among other things, a Refund Guarantee for flights or holidays if they are cancelled, plus a full refund for holidays if a customer changes their mind up to 28 days before. With the Travel Ban Protection, customers can also receive a refund for non-cancelled flights if plans are impacted by travel bans in a regional or national lockdown; the Freedom To Change flights without a fee up to 14 days before departure, and change a holiday up to 28 days before departure. If quarantine measures come in to place last minute, impacted flights can be changed without a change fee. easyJet now operates up to ten routes from Birmingham, offering services to a range of city and beach destinations across the UK and Europe.