easyJet becomes first UK airline to serve Salerno’s Amalfi Coast airport

easyJet has announced the launch of two new routes, which it says position it as the first UK airline to offer commercial flights to and from Salerno’s Amalfi Coast airport, effective from July 13, 2024.

Departing twice weekly from London Gatwick on Tuesdays and Saturdays throughout the summer, these flights open the Amalfi Coast to travellers, renowned for its UNESCO World Heritage sites and coastal vistas. This strategic addition marks easyJet’s 157th destination on its extensive network, complemented by flights from Milan, Berlin, Basel, and Geneva.

Alongside the Amalfi Coast route, easyJet will reintroduce its Newcastle to Amsterdam service, commencing September 5, 2024, with year-round operations on Thursdays and Sundays. This initiative is claimed to facilitates seamless connectivity for travellers from Northern England to Amsterdam, a popular European city destination.

Ali Gayward, easyJet country manager, commented: ‘We are delighted to announce the launch of two new routes from the UK today as we continue to strengthen our network and offer even more choice for our customers across the UK.

‘We are particularly excited to welcome a new destination to our network, with a unique connection from the UK to Salerno’s Amalfi coast airport serving one of the most iconic, scenic parts of Italy from London Gatwick.

‘We’re also adding more great value connectivity for customers in the North of England with a service from Newcastle to Amsterdam, which we know will prove popular with those looking for a city break or travelling for business, and we look forward to welcoming more customers onboard.’

With fares starting from GBP27.99 one way per person, travellers can now book these new routes via the easyJet website or mobile app. This expansion is claimed to underscore easyJet’s commitment to delivering affordable and accessible travel options, empowering customers to explore diverse destinations and create unforgettable experiences.

Furthermore, easyJet holidays will soon offer package holidays to Salerno and other European countries, featuring flights, accommodation, luggage, and transfers. Bookings will be secured with a deposit of GBP60 per person, underpinned by the company’s Ultimate Flexibility policy, which it says includes a Best Price Guarantee.