easyJet introduces new route from Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Malta

easyJet has announced the launch of a new route from Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Malta, offering travellers in the North West region increased options for flights and holiday destinations.

Commencing operations on December 10, 2024, this year-round service will provide departures twice a week, on Tuesdays and Sundays.

The addition of this route underscores easyJet’s commitment to expanding its Liverpool network, with Malta joining a roster of recent introductions including Enfida in Tunisia, Hurghada in Egypt, and the Greek island of Corfu. Boasting stunning coastlines, crystal-clear waters, and over 3,000 hours of sunshine annually, Malta offers a captivating blend of rich history and diverse attractions, ideal for cultural explorations, tranquil beach getaways, or exhilarating scuba diving experiences.

Commenting on the new route, Ali Gayward, Malta Country manager, easyJet, said: ‘We are delighted to be announcing another new route from Liverpool, to Malta, providing our customers in the North West with even greater choice and connectivity to more of Europe’s best holiday destinations, all with great value fares and friendly service, and we look forward to welcoming them on board.’

Paul Winfield, Aviation Director for LJLA said: ‘We are delighted to welcome this new service to Malta with easyJet – a destination that we know is popular with holidaymakers from across the Liverpool City Region and beyond.

With just 9% of all flights to Malta from the North West currently served from Liverpool, this route has significant opportunity to grow from here, with more passengers from across the North West now able to take advantage of all the benefits of jetting off on holiday to Malta from Liverpool.’

Customers can book flights and holidays to Malta starting from June 11 via easyJet.com or the mobile app. In addition to flights, easyJet holidays presents a range of package options, from family-friendly, all-inclusive stays at the 4-star db San Antonio Hotel and Spa, to adults-only luxury experiences at the 4-star Seaview Hotel in St Pauls Bay. Guests can indulge in panoramic sea views, sunset vistas from the rooftop infinity pool, and a variety of dining options at the hotel’s a la carte restaurants.

easyJet launches Spring 2025 schedule with thousands of flights on sale

easyJet has unveiled its spring 2025 flight schedule, offering millions of seats on thousands of flights to and from the UK. Customers can now book early to secure on sale fares for next Easter or spring getaways to destinations including Dubrovnik, Enfidha, Palma, Paris, and Faro.

The airline is providing an extensive selection of flights from 21 UK airports to over 120 destinations across Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. With seats starting from £26.99, travellers have a wealth of options for city breaks, beach holidays, and adventure trips. Bookings can be made at easyJet.com or via the mobile app. The rates are all one way per person including taxes.

In addition to flights, easyJet holidays has launched thousands of new package deals for spring 2025. These packages include flights, hotel stays, 23kg of luggage, and transfers on all beach vacations, with over 7,000 hotels to choose from. The packages also feature Ultimate Flexibility, offering the ability to change bookings, a refund guarantee, and a best price guarantee.

Popular destinations for these packages include Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Turkey, and Tunisia, with thousands of free kids’ spaces available for families planning a break.

Ali Gayward, UK Country Manager for easyJet, commented: ‘We’re delighted to be putting our flights for Easter and spring 2025 on sale today so customers can book early and enjoy great value fares available from just £26.99 to a host of popular destinations including Dubrovnik, Enfidha, Palma, Paris, and Faro, so customers have plenty of choice when planning ahead for their holidays next year.’

Flights now available for booking include:

* London Gatwick to Limoges, Bordeaux from £34.99, Paris from £38.99

* London Luton to Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin from £35.99

* Birmingham to Amsterdam from £29.99, Paris from £34.99, Berlin from £31.99

* Bristol to Basel, Paris from £29.99, Faro from £38.99

* Manchester to Bordeaux from £23.99*, Copenhagen from £29.99, Faro from £37.99

* Liverpool to Paris from £26.99, Nice from £34.99, Barcelona from £37.99

* Edinburgh to Amsterdam, Copenhagen from £35.99, Alicante from £43.99

* Glasgow to Palma from £52.99, Faro from £40.99, Berlin from £31.99

* Belfast International to Amsterdam from £28.99, Palma from £43.99, Paris from £28.99

easyJet holidays also offers packages in May 2025 such as:

* Seven nights at the 3* Club Atrium Aparthotel in Dalaman from £205 per person, including flights, 23kg luggage, and transfers from Birmingham.

* Seven nights at the 3* Yiannis Manos Hotel Resort in Crete from £281 per person, including flights, 23kg luggage, and transfers from London Gatwick.

* Seven nights at the 4* One Resort Aqua Park and Spa in Tunisia from £362 per person, including flights, 23kg luggage, and transfers from Manchester.

* Seven nights at the 4* Oceanus Aparthotel in Portugal from £299 per person, including flights, 23kg luggage, and transfers from Belfast.

* Seven nights at the 4* Sol Cala d Or Apartments in Palma De Mallorca from £401 per person, including flights, 23kg luggage, and transfers from Southend.

* Seven nights at the 5* Royal Garden Beach Hotel in Antalya from £387 per person, including flights, 23kg luggage, and transfers from London Gatwick.

easyJet joins Brits hosting Eurovision parties

easyJet, the Official Airline Partner of the Eurovision Song Contest, is joining over six million Brits in hosting Eurovision parties this week.

With the competition set to kick off in Malmo, Sweden, easyJet is flying the flag for UK Eurovision enthusiasm.

The airline will transport 40,000 visitors from across Europe to Copenhagen airport for this year’s contest, operating over 10 percent more seats to and from Copenhagen compared to last year. This provides quick, direct access to Malmo, Sweden, where the Eurovision Song Contest will take place on May 9 (Second Semi-Final), and May 11 (Grand Final), 2024.

According to a recent poll by easyJet, 35% of UK adults will be tuning into the singing contest, with 36 percent either hosting their own parties or celebrating elsewhere – totalling a whopping 6.5 million party hosts.

To mark Eurovision, easyJet organized a celebration in the skies. Sequin-clad Eurovision fans took to the air, donning their best Eurovision costumes on a special flight from London Gatwick to Copenhagen Airport. The flight featured themed baggage drops, fancy dress, and a talent show at 40,000 feet, hosted by Drag Race star Tia Kofi.

According to the poll, the most popular costumes for Eurovision parties this year include D’Nash (Spain 2007), Brotherhood of Man (UK 1976), and Jedward’s famous stage outfits from their 2021 entry for Ireland.

Italy, Greece, and Spain topped the list of countries Brits said the Eurovision competition has inspired them to visit, with over a quarter (27 percent) considering visiting a new country because of Eurovision.

Michael Brown, Director of Cabin Services at easyJet, added: ‘easyJet is proud to be part of the Eurovision phenomenon, providing a glittering platform for fans to start their Eurovision journey. Our Super Fan Flight to Copenhagen promises to be a memorable adventure – a high-flying act of its own. Our mission is to connect people and cultures together, and we’re proud to be the Official Airline of the Eurovision Song Contest who share this passion.’

easyJet launches flights and package holidays from new base Birmingham to Berlin

easyJet has announced the launch of its first flights and package holidays on a new year-round route from Birmingham to Berlin.

The Birmingham to Berlin route now operates up to four times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, providing connections to Germany’s vibrant capital city. Berlin’s unique blend of culture, historical landmarks, and creative energy makes it an ideal destination for city breaks.

Seats are still available for booking on easyJet.com and via the mobile app, with fares starting from £26.99. Additionally, travellers can explore package holiday options on the easyJet Holidays website at www.easyjet.com/en/holidays.

Tom Screen, Aviation Director, Birmingham Airport, said: ‘The new Birmingham – Berlin service with easyJet is another stepping stone in the story of success for our partnership. It has been a fantastic year so far for Birmingham Airport and easyJet, with February seeing the 5millionth easyJet passenger fly through our airport, and more recently in March, the launch of easyJet’s three aircraft base at Birmingham opening.’

‘All of this combined is great news for the Midlands region, as easyJet continues to grow its network and offer greater choice to our customers.’

Birmingham Airport became easyJet’s first new base in the UK in more than a decade on March 18, 2024. The new Birmingham to Berlin route is part of easyJet’s expanded offerings following the base opening, which includes 16 new routes such as Alicante, Tenerife, Barcelona, and a year-round route to Sharm el Sheikh starting on April 2.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, said: ‘We are delighted to have launched our new service from Birmingham to Berlin today, providing our business and leisure customers in the Midlands with more choice and connectivity for a city break to Germany’s vibrant capital.

This is one of 16 new routes we have launched from Birmingham as the new base is enabling us to unlock the opportunity of the strong demand which exists for both leisure and business travel, as well as further grow our share of the package holiday market.’

easyJet launches new Southampton to Alicante service

Southampton Airport has recently announced the commencement of a new summer easyJet flight from Southampton to Alicante.

The new route to the popular Costa Blanca destination is the first of three summer routes operated by easyJet from Southampton Airport this season.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager said: ‘We are delighted to be launching a new route from Southampton to Alicante today, providing our customers in the south of England with more choice when planning their summer holiday whether they are looking for a cultural city break or to relax on the beaches of the Costa Blanca, there is something for everyone.’

Starting with the Southampton-Alicante route, easyJet will commence services to Palma in Majorca on April 29, operating twice weekly, followed by Faro in Portugal’s Algarve region starting June 6.

The Southampton-Alicante service is scheduled to operate every Sunday until October 20, with convenient departure times from Southampton at 20:20 and arrivals in Alicante at 23:40 local time. Return flights from Alicante depart at 18:20 local time, reaching Southampton at 19:50.

This new route not only provides travellers from the South of England with more choices for their summer holidays but also facilitates access to diverse vacation experiences, from city breaks in Alicante to leisurely beach getaways along Spain’s sunny coastlines..

Gavin Williams, Operations Director at Southampton Airport, said: ‘We are thrilled to welcome the first of easyJet’s three summer routes to the airport. While Alicante is a fantastic destination in its own right, it is also a great jumping off point for holidaymakers keen to explore the wider Costa Blanca area.

‘The addition of these easyJet services at Southampton will deliver yet more choice and convenience for those from the Central South region looking to head abroad for some much-needed sun from their local airport.’

easyJet unveils Winter 2024 flight schedule with festive offers

easyJet has launched its winter 2024 flight schedule, offering over 18 million additional seats across its network, including more than 10 million seats to and from the UK.

The airline has put over 100,000 flights on sale from December 1, 2024, to March 2, 2025, with fares starting from £24.99. This release also includes thousands of winter holiday packages through easyJet holidays, catering to various travel preferences.

With a wide range of destinations and routes, easyJet aims to provide options for diverse traveller interests. Whether it’s visiting family during the Christmas holidays, indulging in winter sports adventures, exploring new cities, or seeking winter sun destinations, the offerings should include something for everyone.

Some of the popular routes and fares include:

* Belfast to Tenerife from £38.39

* Bristol to Reykjavik (Iceland) from £34.17

* Edinburgh to Paris Charles de Gaulle from £38.99

* Glasgow to Berlin from £29.99

* Manchester to Copenhagen from £32.99

* London Gatwick to Venice from £38.99

(The fares are all per person, one way, based on two people traveling on the same booking)

Ali Gayward, UK Country Manager for easyJet, commented: ‘We are delighted to be putting more of our winter schedule on sale today so that customers can book early and enjoy great value fares on flights and package holidays for a Christmas break, their next ski getaway or enjoy some winter sun. By putting millions of seats on sale until 2nd March 2025 across over 500 routes from the UK to more than 130 destinations across Europe and beyond, we are providing more choice and value for our customers in the UK and we look forward to welcoming them onboard.’

Travellers and holidaymakers can explore available options at easyJet.com or use the mobile app and secure their winter travel plans.

easyJet and easyJet Holidays highlights most sought out destinations in holiday sale

easyJet and easyJet holidays has announced a highly successful Big Orange Sale as the bookings reached record levels, with two planes being filled every minute and the busiest-ever sales day recorded for package holidays on Sunshine Saturday.

Since the inception of the sale in December, destinations such as Amsterdam, Paris, Alicante, and Malaga emerged as the most sought-after. Notably, Greek island Skiathos, Calabria in Italy, and Rovaniemi in Lapland experienced remarkable surges in popularity compared to the previous year. Central European locales like Zadar in Croatia and Tivat in Montenegro also witnessed increased interest for 2024, while spontaneous January bookings for winter sun getaways, particularly to Tenerife, took the lead.

The allure of all-inclusive breaks captivated over 70 percent of holidaymakers, with preferences leaning towards 4 or 5-star accommodations. Majorca emerged as the top choice for beach packages, while Amsterdam took the lead for city breaks.

Ski enthusiasts found their haven in Geneva, Lyon, and Innsbruck, with easyJet’s focus on expanding ski routes evident through a 20% increase in the ski flying program this year, courtesy of three additional aircraft in Switzerland.

The popularity of Palma de Mallorca in the Balearic Islands soared as the most-booked peak summer destination since the sale’s commencement. Copenhagen experienced a surge in popularity, offering quick access to the Swedish city of Malmo, the host of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.

For package holidays, easyJet’s tour operator arm witnessed heightened bookings for May, June, and July, with Spain dominating over a quarter of all summer 2024 beach sales. Families constituted over a third of beach bookings, and over 60 of beach bookers opted for the all-inclusive board basis.

easyJet CEO Johan Lundgren commented: ‘With flights and holidays bookings taking off during this traditionally busy booking period as well as strong booking momentum for summer 2024, we continue to see that the value and importance of holidays for our customers. The popularity of easyJet holidays also continues to grow, with 48% more customers in our first quarter of the year and an expected increase of more than 35% this financial year, all of which is a which is testament to the strength of demand for our brand and network and we remain focused on delivering for our customers.’

The success of the Big Orange Sale aligns with recent research indicating a growing eagerness among Brits to travel abroad in 2024, with a considerable majority prioritising holiday spend in their yearly budgets.

easyJet partners with Musement to expand travel experience offerings

In a strategic move to enhance its customer offerings, easyJet, the UK-based European regional airline, has forged a new partnership with Musement, a global Tours & Activities business.

This collaboration aims to provide easyJet customers with access to a diverse array of excursions, activities, and attractions across hundreds of destinations in Europe and beyond, complementing the airline’s existing cost-effective flight options.

As part of this collaboration, Musement has introduced a Tours & Activities digital platform integrated with the easyJet website. This platform enables customers to book a wide range of local experiences in all easyJet destinations. Whether exploring the Vatican’s museums, marveling at Egypt’s Pyramids, embarking on a catamaran cruise in Santorini, or indulging in the thermal baths of a Polish mountain village, travellers can choose from an extensive selection of experiences on activities.easyjet.com or through the easyJet app.

This partnership follows the successful integration of Musement with easyJet holidays in 2022, allowing package holiday customers to select from thousands of excursions. Now, all easyJet customers, whether booking flights or package holidays, can access the feature.

Russell Braterman, Proposition & Innovation Director at easyJet, said: ‘We are always looking for ways to make great value travel even easier for our customers with our unrivalled short-haul European network offering over 1000 routes across 35 countries, and by partnering with Musement our customers are able to explore all the best local experiences these fantastic destinations have to offer.’

Nishank Gopalkrishnan, Chief Commercial Officer at Musement, said: ‘Our collaboration with easyJet holidays has been excellent and I am now delighted we will expand this partnership to support the wider easyJet organisation and offer our incredible portfolio of excursions, activities and attraction tickets to all easyJet customers. This partnership cements Musement’s position as the travel industry’s preferred partner for tours and activities.’

The collaboration introduces paperless ticketing for most experiences, allowing customers to conveniently scan QR codes at the beginning of an activity or venue entrance. Push notifications serve as reminders for location and timing, enhancing the overall customer experience.

easyJet expands Birmingham operations with new three-aircraft base

easyJet, has announced the early opening of its new three-aircraft base in Birmingham, set to commence operations from March 18, 2024. This strategic move enables easyJet to broaden its Birmingham network, introducing 16 new routes and providing Midlands customers with increased flight options.

The expansion encompasses a total of 29 routes, covering destinations across the UK, Europe, and North Africa. In addition to the 13 existing key domestic and international services, this development is poised to serve both leisure and business travellers departing from Birmingham, the UK’s second-largest city.

Commencing operations on March 18, 2024, new routes include flights to Antalya and Barcelona, offering year-round service twice a week and three times a week, respectively. Further expansions follow with new routes to Alicante and Tenerife (starting 19 March), Larnaca, Malaga, and Enfidha (starting 20 and 21 March), Berlin (1 April), Sharm el Sheikh (2 April), Jersey (2 April), Heraklion (3 April), Dalaman and Fuerteventura (4 April), Rhodes (23 April), Corfu (1 May), and Kos (3 May).

To facilitate the booking process, easyJet is offering thousands of package holidays to its new destinations, including flights, hotels, 23kg luggage, and transfers. These packages are available for travel from March 18, 2024 onward and come with the Ultimate Flexibility guarantee, offering the freedom to change bookings, a refund guarantee, and a best price guarantee.

Ali Gayward, UK Country Manager at easyJet, said: ‘We are delighted to be opening our Birmingham base early, demonstrating our continued confidence in the region with customers choosing us for our trusted brand, unrivalled network and great value fares.

‘With flights for 16 new routes on sale from this Thursday, we’re offering our customers in the Midlands even more choice when planning their holidays and we can’t wait to welcome them onboard.’

Tom Screen, aviation director for Birmingham Airport, said: ‘Antalya, Barcelona, Berlin, Fuerteventura, Enfidha, Sharm el Sheikh, Rhodes, Dalaman, Jersey, Larnaca, Malaga, Alicante, Tenerife, Corfu, Kos and Heraklion – 16 new destinations easyJet will begin serving in the weeks from March 2024 when they open their three-aircraft base at BHX.’

Bookings for flights and packages to these destinations are open and accessible through easyJet’s website and mobile app: www.easyjet.com/en/holidays.

easyJet announces new summer service to Majorca

easyJet is introducing a fresh summer route in 2024, connecting Southampton Airport to Palma Airport on the picturesque Spanish Island of Majorca.

Commencing on Thursday, May 2, 2024, easyJet’s new route from Southampton to the Balearic capital, Palma, will operate twice a week, offering convenient flight options on Mondays and Thursdays throughout the summer season. This new service provides customers residing in the south of England with added flexibility in planning their upcoming summer vacations. To complement this initiative, easyJet’s tour operator division, easyJet holidays, is rolling out package holidays specifically created for this new route.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, commented: ‘We are delighted to be launching another new route from Southampton to Palma, providing our customers in the south of England with even more choice when booking a holiday and convenient direct connectivity to one of Europe’s most popular islands. With flights on sale this Thursday, now is a great time to book early to get great value fares and we can’t wait to welcome customers onboard.’

Matt Hazelwood, Chief Commercial Officer at AGS Airports, said: ‘The introduction of a twice-weekly service to Palma for next summer is fantastic news and will offer our leisure passengers even more choice and convenience for one of our most popular sun destinations.

‘easyJet’s plans to introduce yet another route following the recently announced services to Faro and Alicante is great for the region and it is fantastic to see that the runway extension continues to bear fruit.’

The new flights for the new route can be booked immediately, via easyJet’s official website, easyJet.com, as well as through the mobile app.