easyJet resumes services from Bristol with new bio security measures

easyJet has said that it is resuming flights from 22 airports across Europe for the first time since operations ceased at the end of March following efforts to mitigate the pandemic.

The majority of flights during June will be on domestic routes. The airline is planning to fly around 55 per cent of its Bristol routes in July and 80 per cent in August, with a lower frequency of flights. The move will allow customers to enjoy a summer holiday to a wide variety of city and beach destinations including the city staples of Paris and Barcelona; summer sun favourites the Balearics and Canary Islands and lively hotspots in Portugal, Greece and Croatia.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager commented: ‘We are really pleased to be relaunching our flights from Bristol and welcoming customers back onboard today. While we are starting with a small number of flights this will build over the coming weeks to cover around 55% of our Bristol routes in July and 80% in August. This is good news for customers wanting to go on their planned holiday over the summer or wishing to book a break away.

‘Of course, the safety and wellbeing of our customers and crew remains our highest priority. This is why we have implemented a number of measures enhancing safety at each part of the journey from disinfecting the aircraft to requiring customers and crew to wear masks. These measures will remain in place for as long as is needed to ensure customers and crew are able to fly safely as the world continues to recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.’

Nigel Scott, Business Development Director, Bristol Airport said: ‘We are delighted to see easyJet flights return to Bristol Airport. The Belfast route opens up travel opportunities for essential key workers needing to easily access Northern Ireland using their local airport. We liaise closely with Government, Department for Transport and Public Health England on the latest information and guidance for customers.

‘We are working closely with easyJet to expand the routes available in the future from Bristol Airport when the time is right.’

A new range of additional measures are in place to help ensure the safety and wellbeing of all customers and crew onboard. These include enhanced aircraft cleaning and disinfection; customers, cabin crew and ground crew will be required to wear masks; and equipping the aircraft with spare sanitary equipment including masks, gloves and hand sanitiser to ensure these are available to customers and crew at all times onboard.

Customers will be able to practice social distancing in the airports, at gates and during boarding. Onboard, and where possible, customers may be able to sit at distance where seats are available. There will also initially be no food service onboard flights, all of which operate on a short-haul network.

The measures have been implemented in consultation with aviation authorities ICAO and EASA, and in line with relevant national authorities and medical advice through the airline’s chief medical adviser, Bristol said.

easyJet to restart flying from June 15 with new bio-security measures

easyJet has said that it will resume some flights on June 15.

UK-based Services will be operating from London Gatwick, Bristol, Birmingham, Liverpool, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Belfast, and Isle of Man in the UK. In addition, flying will resume in France from Nice, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Nantes, Lyon and Lille, as well as from Geneva in Switzerland, Lisbon and Porto in Portugal, and Barcelona in Spain.

The flights will operate mainly on domestic routes alongside a minimal number of international routes. Several new measures will be in place to help ensure the safety and wellbeing of all customers and crew onboard. These include: enhanced aircraft disinfection for easyJet aircraft; customers, cabin and ground crew will be required to wear masks; there will also initially be no food service onboard flights, all of which operate on a short-haul network. The measures have been implemented in consultation with aviation authorities ICAO and EASA, and in line with relevant national authorities and medical advice through the airline’s chief medical adviser.

Johan Lundgren, CEO of easyJet, commented: ‘I am really pleased that we will be returning to some flying in the middle of June. These are small and carefully planned steps that we are taking to resume operations. We will continue to closely monitor the situation across Europe so that when more restrictions are lifted the schedule will continue to build over time to match demand while also ensuring we are operating efficiently and on routes that our customers want to fly.

‘The safety and wellbeing of our customers and crew remains our highest priority which is why we are implementing a number of measures enhancing safety at each part of the journey from disinfecting the aircraft to requiring customers and crew to wear masks. These measures will remain in place for as long as is needed to ensure customers and crew are able to fly safely as the world continues to recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

‘We look forward to welcoming our customers back onboard in June.’

The airline has also released a video outlining the new measures being taken. The video can be viewed at: https://vimeo.com/420797408/e0c5ccb978.

easyJet holidays adds Tunisia to Gatwick schedule for summer 2020

easyJet holidays has recently announced the launch of holidays to Tunisia from London Gatwick for summer 2020.

As part of the programme, customers will have the choice of a Wednesday or Saturday flight to Tunisia each week from London Gatwick. Holidays to the new destination are on sale with the first departures scheduled from May 2020.

Paul Bixby, Strategy and Sourcing Director, easyJet holidays commented: ‘Tunisia is an incredibly popular place to enjoy a holiday and it’s great news to be able to add it as a choice for this summer. It offers amazing beaches, beautiful hotels, and all at brilliant value. All of our holidays to Tunisia that we’ve launched today are all inclusive, and for all of our holidays we include 23kg of luggage per person as standard as well as transfers on our beach holidays.’

As part of the holiday package, eight directly contracted hotels in Tunisia are on sale with easyJet holidays. The hotels on offer include the 4 Star One Resort Aqua Park and Spa suited for a family retreat on a private stretch of Skanes’ El Mouradi beach and 5 star Iberostar Selection Diar El Andalous, a contemporary hotel on the beachfront in Sousse complete with spa and a range of a la carte dining options. easyJet will expand the Tunisia range and add more hotels to give customers more choice.

The new holidays to Tunisia through easyJet holidays are all inclusive and some include free child places, offering customers an affordable summer holiday. easyJet holiday is available to book at www.easyjet.com/en/holidays.

easyJet to resume flights to Sharm el Sheikh this summer

easyJet, the UK-based low fares airline, has said that it will resume flights to Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt for the first time since November 2015.

The announcement follows the recent lifting of government restrictions on UK flights to Sharm el Sheikh. easyJet will offer two flights a week to the popular Red Sea destination commencing on June 7 from Manchester, and September 30 from London Gatwick. Both year-round services are on sale at www.easyjet.com.

In addition to Sharm el Sheikh, easyJet has also announced two new routes from Manchester. Flights to the Italian capital city Rome will operate three times a week starting on June 7 along with twice-weekly flights to Menorca with the first flight departing on June 4. The airline will also extend its winter flights to Hurghada to operate year-round three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays with the first flight departing on June 1.

Customers can book the new routes from across the UK including: Manchester to Sharm el Sheikh from £160.07 return; Manchester to Rome from £58.46 return; Manchester to Menorca from £46.29 return and London Gatwick to Sharm el Sheikh from £244.16 return. The fares are per person.

Ali Gayward, UK Country Manager, easyJet, said: ‘easyJet has seen significant growth at Manchester Airport over the last two years and has now carried 22 million passengers since operations began in 2008. In the past year alone, we have grown more than 17% driven by the basing of seven new aircraft which have enabled the introduction of popular new routes.

‘We are looking forward to operating these flights this summer and adding them to an ever growing range of great destinations for our customers. The resumption of services to Sharm el Sheikh and year-round flights to Hurghada are both fantastic destinations for both summer and winter sun, with stunning beaches boasting crystal clear waters and great diving and marine life to explore, we know they will once again be a popular choice for our customers.’

Stephen Turner, Commercial Director at Manchester Airport, said: ‘We are thrilled that easyJet is bringing these additional services to Manchester Airport, which will enhance the choice available this summer to the 22 million people across our wider catchment area.

‘The return of easyJet’s route to Sharm El Sheikh is very welcome and we are sure it will prove immensely popular with sunseekers all year round.’

easyJet announces new route from Bristol to Antalya next summer

easyJet, the UK-based European regional airline, has said that it will launch a new route from Bristol to Antalya in Turkey for summer.

The new flights will operate three times a week on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays throughout the summer, providing travellers from the South West with a direct route to the Turkish resort, alongside routes already operated to Dalaman and Bodrum.

Situated on the Turquoise Coast, the port city of Antalya presents several historic attractions and is known for its stunning blue waters.

Flights will take off from May 3, 2020, and the new service is expected to carry over 23,000 customers during its first season. Seats are now on sale at www.easyjet.com, with fares from £28.99.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager commented, ‘We are delighted to confirm today that we will be launching a new route from Bristol to Antalya. As the largest airline at Bristol we’re focused on strengthening our network and providing our customers in the South West with excellent services by offering great value fares, a convenient schedule and more choice when they travel.’

Nigel Scott, Business Development Director, Bristol Airport said: ‘This is exciting news extending the number of easyJet destinations available from Bristol Airport and adding Antalya to the route network. The additional route demonstrates the long-term collaboration and joint growth strategy between easyJet and Bristol Airport. For customers in the South West it offers another sun destination and continues to increase the choice and flexibility of flights available to passengers in the region selecting to fly from their local airport.’

Antalya is the seventh new destination easyJet has added to its Bristol network in 2019. In October the airline launched a new route from Bristol to Hurghada in Egypt and earlier this year to Montpellier and Biarritz in France, Milan and Brindisi in Italy and Rhodes in the Greek Islands.

easyJet announces new domestic route from Birmingham to Edinburgh

easyJet, the UK-based European regional airline, has announced a new route between Birmingham and Edinburgh.

The new domestic city connection will operate 13 times a week throughout the year, with flights launching on March 29, 2020. Over 180,000 passengers are expected to use the new service during the first 12 months of operation. Seats are due to go on sale in the coming weeks.

This is the second new Birmingham route that easyJet has announced recently – the airline will operate a new service to Glasgow which will start services on the same date, with the same weekly frequency as the new service to Edinburgh.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, said: ‘We are delighted to be announcing another new route from Birmingham today and another connection to Scotland.

‘It is the second route to Scotland in as many weeks and underlines our commitment to providing domestic services and expanding our offering for customers from the Midlands.

‘We are confident the new service will be a popular addition to easyJet’s network with those looking to travel both for business and leisure.’

Nick Barton, CEO of Birmingham Airport said: ‘It is great news that easyJet is announcing a fourth route from Birmingham Airport just a couple of weeks after announcing its third route to Glasgow. This new route complements the existing Geneva and Belfast destinations.

‘It is important that our passengers have a wide selection of destinations to choose from, as well as a frequency of flights to suit their needs. With the new route to Edinburgh, we now have two connections to Scotland with easyJet, both operating 13 times a week. Scotland is a popular destination not only for tourists but business passengers too, and we look forward to welcoming the additional services from March 2020.’

easyJet announces new Glasgow route from Birmingham Airport

easyJet, the UK-based European regional airline, has said that it will introduce a new route from Birmingham Airport to Glasgow, starting in spring.

easyJet’s new domestic route will start on March 29, 2020 and will operate 13 times a week between the two cities. The flights from Birmingham to Glasgow will operate all year round.

The short flight is expected to be suitable for those travelling between the two major UK cities on business or on pleasure. easyJet expects to carry 180,000 passengers in the first year alone operating on its A319 and A320 aircraft, with the route due to go on sale in the coming weeks.

Ali Gayward, UK Country Manager, easyJet, said, ‘We’re delighted to announce a new route from Birmingham to Glasgow providing even more great value and convenient domestic connectivity for our customers. The connection of two major UK cities is great for the Midlands region and the positive benefits it will bring in supporting the UK economy.

‘This news underlines easyJet’s continued commitment to our passengers and supports our ambition of always providing a great service and low fares – and we are sure the route will be a success.’

Nick Barton, CEO of Birmingham Airport said, ‘This announcement is great news for travellers as it gives more capacity and choice between Birmingham and the popular city of Glasgow. easyJet is an incredibly strong brand that offers both great service and fares so I’m extremely pleased that the airline has chosen to expand its presence in the Midlands. We look forward to welcoming the additional 13 Glasgow services a week from March 2020.’

easyJet started flying from Birmingham in December 2007 with its route to Geneva and has since added services to Belfast.

easyJet launches six new UK routes for winter 2019

easyJet, the UK-based European regional airline, has recently said that it will launch six new routes from the UK this winter.

The new routes are from Manchester to Hurghada (Egypt), Rovaniemi (Lapland) and Verona (Italy); Belfast to Marrakech, Bristol to Hurghada and Liverpool to Tenerife. Flights are available on sale at easyJet.com.

Neil Slaven, UK Country Manager, easyJet said: ‘We’re delighted to announce seven new routes from the UK for this coming winter which allow us to offer our customers an even wider range of exiting destinations to visit this year. We remain committed to providing great value services to our customers by offering low fares, a convenient schedule and more choice when they travel.’

easyJet’s new route to Hurghada will start on October 30, 2019 and will operate twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Verona flights will operate twice a week on Mondays and Fridays commencing October 28, 2019 on an A320 aircraft. Fares will start from £34.99 per person. Offering a beautiful Christmas experience, flights to Rovaniemi will start on November 21, operating twice a week on Monday and Thursdays. Fares start from £36.99 per person.

The UK-based airline’s new route from Bristol Airport to Hurghada will operate twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays starting October 30, 2019 and will operate throughout the winter. Flights from Belfast International Airport to Marrakech will commence on October 30, 2019 and operate twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the winter. Fares start from £26.99 one way per person. easyJet’s new route from Liverpool to Tenerife starts on October 30, 2019 and will operate twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Fares will start from £35.99 per person.

easyJet announces expansion of services at Bristol

easyJet, the UK-based regional airline, has announced three new routes from Bristol.

As part of the route expansion, easyJet will operate a Bristol-Milan Malpensa service four times a week throughout the year on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, with first flights taking off on July 1, 2019. Flights between Bristol and Brindisi in Southern Italy will operate twice a week on Wednesdays and Sundays and will launch on the July 3, and flights between Bristol and Biarritz in the South of France will operate twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays with flights launching on July 2, both operating throughout the summer season.

In addition, easyJet will also increase its Bristol – Paris Charles de Gaulle frequency, adding an additional daily flight to and from the French capital.

With the three new routes, Bristol network will have a total of 74 routes. The airline will base an additional 86-seat Airbus A320 aircraft in Bristol that joins seven 156-seat Airbus A319 and nine 186-seat A320 aircraft currently serving the airline’s customers in the South West. The additional aircraft will provide 93,000 additional seats for customers looking to travel to and from Bristol this summer.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, said: ‘We are absolutely delighted to be celebrating further expansion at Bristol Airport. The addition of another aircraft and even more routes will help us to deliver long term, sustainable growth at the base providing passengers with an even greater range of convenient flights to a fantastic variety of destinations across our network – all with low fares and great service.

‘We’re putting flights on sale today, allowing our customers to book early and take advantage of our lowest fares to some of our most popular business and leisure destinations.

‘Our ongoing growth at Bristol demonstrates easyJet’s long-term commitment to providing connectivity for the South West. We continue to be the largest airline at Bristol and in the coming weeks we will carry our 55 millionth passenger, showing that our customers continue to book with confidence.’

Nigel Scott, Business Development Director for Bristol Airport said: ‘This is fantastic news as easyJet continues to invest in Bristol Airport and basing seventeen aircraft at its second largest base. The additional aircraft will provide extra flights to Paris, and an additional three new destinations of Milan, Brindisi and Biarritz to the route network from Bristol Airport. The additional flight to Paris will provide twice daily flights to this hub city, particularly required by businesses in the region for the long-haul route connectivity. These new routes increase the choice of destinations available to passengers in the South West and Wales region, selecting to fly from their local airport.’

easyJet commences Bordeaux service from London Southend Airport, announces new routes

easyJet, European regional airline, has launched its first flight from London Southend Airport to Bordeaux in South West France.

The new service is the first of four services to launch this summer. Operating three times a week, easyJet will operate the new Bordeaux route on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

easyJet will also launch new routes from Southend to summer holiday hotspots Prague, Pula and Dubrovnik this summer. The airline is expected to carry over one million annual passengers to and from the airport for the first time this year – a 25% year on year rise in passenger numbers. It is also planning expand its fleet with the addition of a new aircraft at the base.

Sophie Dekkers, easyJet’s Director of UK Market, said: ‘We are absolutely delighted to be celebrating further expansion at London Southend Airport and it’s great to announce the inaugural flight to Bordeaux – one that is expected to be popular with those looking for a short break, second home owners and as a region famed for its wine-growing, wine connoisseurs.

‘Having been at London Southend Airport for over six years, the addition of another aircraft this summer will help us to deliver long term, sustainable growth at the airport whilst providing passengers with a greater range of destinations, all with low fares and great service.’

Glyn Jones, CEO of London Southend Airport, said: ‘Our successful partnership with easyJet continues to go from strength to strength, and the addition of a new aircraft at London Southend will bring four exciting new routes – Bordeaux, Prague, Pula and Dubrovnik – and further choice to passengers using our airport. We are now London’s fastest growing airport, and it is great to see that easyJet expect to carry over one million annual passengers to and from the airport for the first time this year. We are expecting great demand for flights to Bordeaux, and wish the passengers on this inaugural flight bon voyage!’

easyJet now operates 20 destinations from London Southend. They can be booked at easyJet.com.