Easyjet, the UK-based budget airline, is offering a new service from London Gatwick Airport, in the UK, to Kefalonia, an island in Greece.
The airline is offering a service to Kefalonia three times weekly, bringing its total number of flights to Greek destinations to eleven. The company is currently flying to Athens, Corfu, Crete Chania and Heraklion, Kefalonia, Kos, Thessaloniki, Satorini, Rhodes, Mykonos and Zante.
The new fares, from London Gatwick to Kefalonia, commence at £48.99 one way, with the inaugural flight having taken place on April 28, 2012. With its new service – the airline’s first to western Greece – Easyjet expects to transport around 15,000 visitors to the island each year.
Catherine Lynn, the airline UK director, said, ‘We’re thrilled to have launched our new service from London Gatwick to Kefalonia. With a strong start on bookings to date, we’re confident that it will be an extremely popular route with our customers from the UK and Greece alike. We carry 1 million passengers between Greece and the UK every year, so this additional route will provide them with even further choice.’
Kefalonia is the largest of the Ionian Islands in western Greece, and is the natural habitat of the endangered loggerhead turtle population, which nests at the island’s Kaminia beach. The island, with its attractive beach and underground lake, draws tourists throughout the summer, many of who also visit the Mount Aenos National Park. The island was also featured in the Hollywood movie, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, which starred Nicholas Cage.