easyJet announces schedule for Summer 2014

easyJet, a UK-based budget airline, has announced its schedule for summer 2014 to 100 destinations across Europe, Northern Africa, Russia and Iceland.

More than 11.5 million seats are on sale for travel from June 16 to September 14, 2014, an increase of almost 300,000 seats on the summer of 2013. The announcement will enable customers to book early and benefit from the lowest fares for their summer holidays and breaks next year.

For British holidaymakers looking for a city break, the most popular easyJet destinations for next summer are likely to be Amsterdam, Barcelona, Geneva and Reykjavik, Iceland, for which easyJet has over 154,000 seats available across its network. Beach lovers and those looking for sunny spots have over 204,000 seats in total to select on easyJet flights to Palma and the Canary Islands, also available for travel between June 16 and September 14, 2014.

Holidaymakers and travellers looking for city breaks closer to home or those flying on business in the UK will also be able to benefit from easyjet’s extensive network. Around 81,000 seats are on offer to Belfast, Edinburgh and The Isle of Man for the same period, the airlines said.

Cath Lynn, easyJet’s group commercial director, said: ‘We’re so pleased to be launching easyJet’s summer 2014 schedule. With just under 12 million seats available, we’re offering a wide choice of destinations on our easy and affordable flights spanning the UK, Europe and beyond.

‘Whether travelling regularly on business or for a holiday, there really is something for everyone. The earlier you book the bigger the savings.’

Summer 2014 routes are available in the range of approximately £32 to £34, for two people travelling on the same booking.

easyJet flies over 200 aircraft on more than 600 routes between over 130 airports in 30 countries.

British Airways to increase flights from Gatwick for summer 2014

British Airways is planning to increase its services from Gatwick to some of its most popular destinations for the summer of 2014.

The carrier is planning to add another Boeing 777-200 to its Gatwick fleet next year to offer enhanced services to holidaymakers looking to fly to Florida and the Caribbean. With the additional flight, British Airways will increase its number of flights to Orlando from 10 times weekly to 13, while its St Lucia service will increase from 6 weekly to daily.

An additional flight per week will be operated to Punta Cana, Antigua and Kingston, as they will be served 3, 6 and 4 times weekly respectively.

Peter Simpson, British Airways’ director for Gatwick, said: ‘From next year our customers will be able to fly more often to many of our most popular destinations.

‘Adding an extra Boeing 777 to our Gatwick fleet has enabled us to enhance our fantastic flying schedule by increasing flights to our top leisure destinations, giving our customers even more choice.’ He added: ‘With so much to choose from holiday-makers are spoilt for choice; from our 13 flights a week to Orlando to our brilliant daily service to St Lucia, everyone will get a stunning start to their holidays with British Airways.’

Matt Wood, head of airline relations at London Gatwick, said: ‘We are delighted that British Airways will be basing a tenth Boeing 777 at London Gatwick.

‘This means passengers will now have an even greater choice of when to travel to the most popular leisure destinations across the US and Caribbean.’

The additional aircraft brings the number of British Airways Boeing 777s based at Gatwick up to ten, as well as 18 Boeing 737s, four Airbus A319s and one Airbus A320.

Earlier this month, British Airways also said that it would add an additional flight on its London Heathrow to Mexico City service from October this year.