easyJet recommences flights from Newcastle to Mallorca in time for summer

easyJet has said that it has resumed its summer service from Newcastle International Airport to Palma de Mallorca Airport.

Flights to the Balearic Island took off over this weekend for the first time this summer, providing customers in the North East with a direct connection to one of Europe’s favourite beach destinations. Flights to Mallorca from Newcastle are now operating up to four times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays throughout the summer season.

With its rich heritage, beautiful beaches and mountainous scenery, the Balearic Island of Mallorca is one of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations. The lively capital city of Palma is known for offering a wealth of art, culture, shopping, and cuisines to enjoy.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, said: ‘We are delighted to be operating from Newcastle to Mallorca once again for the summer and providing a convenient direct connection for our customers in the North East to explore or relax in one of Europe’s most popular island destinations. We are proud to be the largest airline in the UK and to serve our customers from Newcastle this summer with more choice and great value fares.’

Leon McQuaid, Director of Aviation Development said: ‘Majorca has always been a very popular destination from the North East and has been served from Newcastle International Airport for many years. Demand for travel this summer is extremely strong and we are delighted that easyJet will be providing even more flights from the North East’s largest Airport during the summer season.

‘The Mediterranean island of Majorca offers something for everyone. Visitors can enjoy some of the best beaches in Europe, explore miles of cycle routes or dine in one of the island’s 2,500 restaurants. With an average of 8 hours of sunshine every day during the summer months and sea temperatures of 25-degreeC it is the perfect summer getaway.’ easyJet serves 19 UK airports, offering over 411 routes to over 124 destinations from the UK to Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.

easyJet announces new route from Birmingham to France

easyJet, the European budget airline, has announced a new route from Birmingham to Nantes in France, which will take off this summer.

The new route comes following new summer services to Faro, Malaga and Palma de Mallorca which are also set to take off for this first time this summer. Formerly an industrial port city with a thriving shipbuilding industry, Nantes is now the perfect destination for a city break with its vibrant art, culture and cuisine.

Flights to Nantes are scheduled to launch on June 27, 2022, with weekly departures on Mondays and Fridays. The new route will offer customers in the Midlands more choice for a holiday destination for the summer. Flights are available to book from on easyJet.com and via the app, with fares from Birmingham to Nantes from £29.99 one way per person including taxes.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, said: ‘We’re delighted to add more new routes to our UK network for the summer and to provide our customers with an even wider range of fantastic destinations to enjoy. We are proud to be the largest airline in the UK and remain dedicated to offering low fares and convenient connections and we can’t wait to welcome more customers back on board.’

Tom Screen, Aviation Director of Birmingham Airport said: ‘It is great news that today easyJet will be offering flights to Nantes direct from Birmingham Airport. This route, currently unserved from the airport, will ensure that both business and leisure customers will have the opportunity to visit this French city.

‘This new route complements the existing Belfast, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Geneva, Palma, Faro, Malaga and Amsterdam routes on offer from Birmingham with easyJet and we are delighted that the airline is offering more choice to our customers and reinforcing its commitment to the Midlands region.’

easyJet serves 19 UK airports, offering over 411 routes to over 124 destinations from the UK to Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.

easyJet launches new summer route from Birmingham to Palma

easyJet has announced the launch of its new seasonal service between Birmingham and Palma, providing customers in the Midlands direct connectivity to one of Europe’s most popular beach destinations.

Flights from Birmingham Airport took off on April 1 for the first time and are now operating up to five times a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays between March 29 and October 28, 2022.

One of the most popular of the Balearic Islands, Majorca is one of the top holiday destinations in Spain. With more than 200 beaches and a long coastline, Majorca is a beach lover’s paradise with its romantic coves, vast sweeping bays, and stretches of beautiful sandy shores. Seats are on sale at easyJet.com and via the mobile app with fares starting from £22.99 per person.

The flight to Palma is the first of three seasonal summer easyJet routes from Birmingham launching this summer, with flights to Faro, Portugal and Malaga, Spain both taking off for the first time on May 1, 2022.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, said: ‘We are delighted to have launched our first flight from Birmingham to Palma today. This route further strengthens our network from Birmingham, offering more connections to a greater range of destinations for our customers in the Midlands.

‘We remain committed to offering customers great value fares and more choice when they fly with us, and we can’t wait to welcome more customers onboard.’

Tom Screen, Aviation Director of Birmingham Airport said: ‘It is great welcome another easyJet route launch from Birmingham Airport. This popular sunshine route adds more capacity to Palma, direct from the Airport. Customers can book easily with the knowledge of competitive fares and great customer service. We look forward to working with easyJet to develop its route network from Birmingham.’

easyJet serves 19 UK airports, offering over 411 routes to destinations from the UK to Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.

easyJet launches new summer route to Faro from Birmingham Airport

easyJet, the UK-based regional airline, has said that it will be launching a brand new, twice-weekly service to Faro in Portugal.

The seats will be available on sale from Thursday March 17, with low fares available from £24.99 one way per person including taxes. Flights will depart on Wednesdays and Sundays throughout the summer season between May 1 and October 26, 2022.

The new route comes following the new summer services to Malaga and Palma de Mallorca which were launched last year and also set to take off for the first time this summer.

The new route comes as easyJet is celebrating carrying over three million passengers to and from Birmingham airport his week. This summer, easyJet is set to operate nearly four times more seats from Birmingham than it did in summer 2019, serving more destinations and providing more choice for customers in the Midlands to enjoy a summer holiday and reconnect with family and friends.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, said: ‘We are delighted to celebrate carrying over 3 million passengers and announce yet another new route from Birmingham today. Over the past months we’ve continued growing our operations at Birmingham, serving more customers, and offering more connections to a greater range of destinations to ever before – which is especially exciting as we know that so many people have missed being able to holiday over the last two years. With low fares from just £17.99 and many destinations no longer requiring testing restrictions, now is a great time to book with easyJet.

‘We remain focused on offering great value and convenient connections for our customers in the Midlands, whether they are travelling on their long-awaited holidays, reuniting with friends and family or getting back to business, and I am thankful to our fantastic customers to choosing to travel with us.

‘This summer we’ll be bigger than ever at Birmingham and we can’t wait to welcome more customers onboard.’

Tom Screen, Aviation Director of Birmingham Airport said: ‘This is an important milestone to celebrate with easyJet. Our partnership with the airline has grown over the years and it is great that today we see the airline carry its three millionth passenger and additionally welcome the announcement of a new route to Faro. This popular Portuguese destination is a firm favourite for customers flying From Birmingham Airport and we welcome the extra capacity on this route. We look forward to continuing to work with easyJet to offer our customers additional routes in the near future.’

easyJet now serves customers in Birmingham with connections to eight airports across the UK and Europe, including access to a range of city, ski and beach destinations via Belfast International Airport, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Amsterdam, Geneva, Palma, Malaga and Faro.

easyJet expands capacity across 26 routes from UK this summer

easyJet, the UK-based airline, has announced the introduction of 90,000 extra seats to some of Europe’s most popular ski and beach destinations, as holidaymakers prepare for much needed Easter and summer getaways this year.

With the announcement, UK customers now have more flights from London Gatwick, London Luton, Bristol, Manchester, and Liverpool to choose from with fares starting from just £22.99 to Geneva, £26.99 to Salzburg, £20.99 to Faro, and £25.99 to Alicante.

For those looking to hit the slopes before the end of the season, 50,000 of the additional seats are available to a selection of popular ski destinations including Geneva, Grenoble, Lyon, Salzburg, and Sofia, from across a selection of UK airports, including over the Easter break.

And those looking for summer sun, extra seats are on sale to some of Europe’s popular beach resorts which no longer require testing for fully-vaccinated UK visitors, including Faro in Portugal, Barcelona and Malaga in Spain starting from just £20.99. 20,000 additional seats are available from Liverpool to destinations including Spain, Portugal, Turkey and Cyprus and 6,000 additional seats are on sale from Manchester to Malaga for this summer.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, said: ‘We are delighted to be adding even more seats to our summer 2022 schedule, so that we can provide our customers in the UK with even more choice to enjoy to some of Europe’s best ski, beach, and city destinations, just in time to book an Easter break to look forward to.

‘We know that so many people have missed being able to holiday over the last two years and so it is a priority for many UK consumers. With low fares from just £20.99, hundreds of fantastic destinations to choose from, and many no longer requiring testing restrictions, now is a great time to book with easyJet.

‘We are excited about our plans for next summer, which should see us return to near 2019 levels of flying and we can’t wait to welcome our customers back onboard.’

The flights can be booked at www.easyJet.com, and fares are one way per person including taxes.

easyJet celebrates 20-year anniversary of London Gatwick base

easyJet, a UK-based budget airline, announced on February 1 that it is celebrating the 20-year anniversary of its base at London Gatwick airport.

The start of easyJet’s operation with a single Gatwick-based aircraft and locally employed crew began with just a handful of routes – the first being Barcelona on 1st February 2002, which was later joined by new routes to Edinburgh, Zurich, Malaga and Palma throughout the same month. Previously, flying had only been inbound from its bases in Geneva, Nice and Amsterdam.

Since then, the airline has grown to become Gatwick’s largest and also easyJet’s largest base on its entire network. The airline will operate 79 aircraft from the airport next summer and now serves over 120 routes across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

EZY813 from London Gatwick to Barcelona was the very first flight operated by London Gatwick-based crew on a Boeing 737 aircraft which departed at 11:15 on 1st February 2002 with 137 passengers onboard. Since then, the airline has flown over 200 million passengers to and from the airport. easyJet now has an all Airbus A320 family fleet including the more efficient neo type which is both more fuel efficient and quieter, and introduced its first ever A321 neo into the fleet in 2018 which was also based at Gatwick.

easyJet flew around 19 million passengers to and from the airport in 2019 and continues to grow. The airline has just added over 1.1 million additional seats on sale from the airport next for summer meaning passengers have an even greater choice of low fared flights when choosing where to take their next trip.

easyJet will also be introducing a new route for customers next summer from Gatwick. On sale later this week, Krk, the largest Island in the Adriatic Sea, nestled off the coast of Croatia, is a brand-new destination in easyJet’s network and will provide a unique summer holiday hotspot for customers looking to explore beyond the mainstream Mediterranean destinations. The new route will operate on Tuesdays and Saturdays, starting 3rd May.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK country manager said: ‘easyJet is delighted to be celebrating 20 years at our London Gatwick base, our largest base in the network. Over the last two decades we have remained committed to providing even more choice for our customers travelling to and from the airport, growing our operation to become Gatwick’s largest airline.

‘And we remain focussed on growth at Gatwick; we recently added over a million extra seats from the airport for next summer and new routes such as our new flights to Krk off the coast of Croatia, continuing to provide passengers with an ever-greater range of destinations all with a convenient schedule, low fares and great service for both leisure and business travellers.’

The airline was named as Britain’s Most Admired Company of 2020 in the transport sector, retaining the leading position for a second year running. Britain’s Most Admired Companies study is the longest-running annual survey of corporate reputation in the UK.

Pilots wanted! easyJet launches new recruitment drive for 1,000 pilots

A parent, a former gymnast and DJ are the stars of a new easyJet recruitment campaign, encouraging people from all walks of life to train to become an airline pilot.

easyjet announced on January 31 that for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, it is re-opening its pilot training programme. To support future growth opportunities, the airline is recruiting over 1,000 new pilots over the next five years.

The new ad campaign, featuring multi-talented, real-life easyJet pilots, aims to highlight that everyone has the potential to turn their skills and passions towards becoming an airline pilot.

Mother of two, captain Iris de Kan, is seen in one of the ads with 5-year-old daughter Kiki. The ad serves to communicate that those with incredible multi-tasking skills could make for excellent pilots. While many parents wish they had eyes in the back of their head, it’s a common misconception that 2020 vision is required to become an airline pilot.

Former gymnast and now senior first officer with easyJet, Nina Le is featured performing a split leap on the tarmac, showcasing her fantastic reactions and hand-eye coordination – key skills for aspiring pilots.

easyJet senior first officer Aaron Moseley, a former resident DJ, transitioned from the club decks to the flight deck by training to become a pilot for easyJet seven years ago. The company says that his hands-on practical skills have enabled him to switch records for runways.

The new recruitment ad campaign is part of easyJet’s efforts to find the next generation of easyJet pilots, with a continued focus on encouraging more women to become an airline pilot to address the gender imbalance in the industry.

Johan Lundgren, easyJet CEO, said, ‘We are delighted to be reopening our pilot training programme again for the first time since the pandemic hit and will see us recruit over 1,000 new pilots in the coming years. easyJet has long championed greater diversity in the flight deck and this series of ads aims to highlight the extraordinary breadth of skills our pilots have and show that pilots can be found in all walks of life, in a bid to attract more diverse candidates. We continue to focus on challenging gendered stereotypes of the career having doubled the number of female pilots flying with us in recent years. We also acknowledge that whilst we have made progress, there is still work to do. Increasing diversity in all of its forms in the flight deck is a long-term focus for easyJet and so we will continue to ensure we lead the industry on this issue.’

To apply to the Generation easyJet Pilot Training Programme, aspiring pilots will need to be aged 18 or over by the time they begin training and have a minimum of 5 General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) of Grade C or above (or equivalent), including Mathematics, Science and English language – no higher qualifications or degrees are required. The company says that its Generation easyJet Pilot Training Programme takes aspiring pilots from little to no flying experience, to operating a commercial passenger jet in around two years with its intensive, industry-leading training course.

The campaign launches from today across easyJet’s social media channels across the UK and Europe.

Aspiring pilots can find out more and apply today via becomeapilot.easyJet.com

easyJet resumes flights and holidays to Palma from Newcastle

easyJet and easyJet holidays has announced the launch of flights and holidays from Newcastle to Palma de Mallorca in the Balearic Islands, providing options for much-needed holidays next year summer.

Flights to Palma are scheduled to take-off from May 2, 2022 operating up to five times a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, throughout the summer season.

Flights are available to book from today on easyJet.com, with fares from Newcastle to Palma de Mallorca from £22.99 for flights and £290 per person for seven-night package holidays. All easyJet holidays include flights, accommodation, 23kg of hold luggage and transfers on beach breaks.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, said: ‘We’re delighted to be able to operate from Newcastle to Palma once again for next summer, with convenient and affordable connections to one of our customers’ favourite beach destinations in the Balearics. We remain committed to strengthening our unrivalled short-haul network and providing more affordable and easy connections to our customers across the north east by offering low fares and more choice when they travel.’

Leon McQuaid, Director of Aviation Development, said: ‘We are delighted to see the return of international flights with easyJet at Newcastle International Airport – a fantastic step forward and a vote of confidence from the airline in the Airport and the region as we move into 2022. The new five-weekly summer service to Palma will provide even more choice for our passengers to one of the region’s favourite sunshine destinations.

‘From family friendly accommodation to chic boutique hotels, Majorca makes the perfect summer holiday or short trip getaway. With around 300 days of sunshine each year the island is also one of the world’s most popular cycling destinations.’

easyJet begins new flight services to Geneva from Bournemouth

Bournemouth Airport has announced that easyJet has commenced new seasonal flights to Geneva starting Saturday, December 18, offering another destination for a winter or spring break and some of the best skiing in Europe.

While Geneva is a popular ski destination, the Swiss capital also has an old town with cobbled streets, gothic architecture and ancient city walls to explore, plus lakeside promenades and cafes, all over-looked by stunning snow-capped mountains. The flights to the Swiss city will operate up to four times a week between now and 26th March next year.

Steve Gill, Managing Director of Bournemouth Airport, said: ‘Geneva is the gateway to the Alps and a beautiful destination, and easyjet’s regular flights make it easy to get back to the slopes this winter.

‘It’s the latest winter holiday destination available from Bournemouth Airport so if you’re looking for snow, sun or a European city break, there’s plenty of choice from your local airport.’

Bournemouth Airport now has 36 destinations in 16 countries in its schedule. Countries reached directly from the airport include Barbados (fly/cruise), Croatia (Zadar), Cyprus (Paphos), France (Bergerac), Greece (Corfu, Crete, Kefalonia, Rhodes, Zante), Hungary (Budapest), Italy (Lake Como, Lake Garda, Lake Maggiore), Ireland (Dublin), Lapland (Enontekio, Pajala, Ivalo), Norway (fly-cruise) Poland (Krakow, Wroclaw), Portugal (Faro, Lisbon), Spain (Alicante, Girona, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Lanzarote, Majorca, Malaga, Menorca, Murcia, Tenerife), and Switzerland (Geneva).

easyJet expands services from Aberdeen International Airport, to resume Manchester service

easyJet is set to expand its services from Aberdeen International Airport next year.

The UK airline will double its daily summer services to London Gatwick and has confirmed its Manchester route will operate on a seasonal basis. easyJet’s Manchester service will resume from March 2022 along with the increased London Gatwick frequency.

Ali Gayward, UK Country Manager for easyJet, commented: ‘With the recovery now firmly underway, we are ready and able to seize opportunities where they arise. We launched our service from Aberdeen to Manchester to operate on a seasonal basis last summer and we’re delighted for next summer to be continuing this seasonal service as well as doubling our daily summer frequency to London Gatwick, to serve demand. Seats are available to book from today on easyJet.com and via the mobile app.

‘easyJet will continue to take decisive action to capture additional opportunities alongside our planned organic growth to ensure we continue to offer the greatest choice and best value for leisure and business customers alike.’

Matt Hazlewood, Group Commercial Director for AGS Airports Ltd, said: ‘It is great to see easyJet growing its offering and presence at Aberdeen International Airport with the Manchester route returning for next summer.

‘Rebuilding our connectivity will play a vital role in supporting the economic recovery of the north east and we know the Gatwick route has been incredibly popular so we are delighted easyJet is doubling its daily frequency to meet demand.

‘Our passengers and stakeholders were delighted when the restarting of this route was announced and I am sure they will be pleased to see its offering grow.’

easyJet has also announced that it is extending its flexible policies under its ‘Protection Promise’ until March 31 2022. Accordingly all easyJet customers can continue to make changes to their flights without a change fee up to two hours before departure. There are no restrictions on dates or destination; customers with both new and existing bookings can transfer to any flights currently on sale up to the end of September 2022, and to any other destination on the airline’s network.