easyJet is trying to take advantage of the waiting travel demand, with the airline launching five new routes out of Birmingham Airport.
The airline will launch new services from Birmingham to Majorca, Málaga and Alicante in Spain, Faro in Portugal, and Corfu in Greece. The routes will be operated by easyJet and available as part of a package with easyJet holidays.
The new routes will start from the 29th June 2021. The full operations are as follows:
- Birmingham to Málaga – Twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays, commencing 29th June
- Birmingham to Faro – Three times per week on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays, commencing 29 Jun
- Birmingham to Alicante – Three times per week on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, commencing 30th June
- Birmingham to Majorca – Three times per week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays commencing 3 July
- Birmingham to Corfu – Twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays, commencing 4 July
Lead-in fares start at between £22.99 to £23.99 one-way. Fares booked as part of an easyJet holiday include a 23kg bag allowance per person and transfers.
The routes will be operated by easyJet’s Airbus A320 family fleet.
Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager commented:
“We are pleased to announce more connectivity to Birmingham today in flying to popular beach destinations and getting customers away on their much-needed summer holiday across Europe this year.
“We believe that a framework can be put in place for the safe reopening of travel and a strong summer, and we are currently focused on working with the UK Government Travel Task Force in the coming days and weeks. We are hopeful that progress will continue to be made with the vaccination programmes in Europe, with several countries in Europe having indicated they will be welcoming British tourists this summer. We remain of the view that international travel can restart and that, with the right framework in place, restrictions can be safely and progressively reduced and in some cases removed by mid-summer for key destinations. We’ve kept our fleet in a flight-ready mode so we are ready and able to ramp up our services quickly and increase our capacity where we see increased demand for the summer.”
Nick Barton, Chief Executive of Birmingham Airport, commented:
“We are more than pleased that easyJet will be adding additional leisure sun destinations direct from Birmingham Airport this summer. easyJet already offers direct routes to Amsterdam, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Geneva, so these additional sunshine routes demonstrate the strong demand in the region for both business and leisure travel and the carrier’s commitment to serving the Midlands.
“We are continuing to work with easyJet, looking at future route opportunities and an expansion of its services to ensure customers have a choice of destination, flexibility and price from Birmingham Airport. Customers can confidently book with easyJet with the reassurance that their flights and holidays are ATOL and ABTA protected.”
Banking on holiday traffic
With the travel industry in one hand holding its breath for the results of the Global Travel Review, on the other hand, it is chancing its hand on a summer operation.
Whilst some European countries have increased lockdowns, there seems to be a quiet hope that things will calm down by the summer.
We’ll have to see if they’re right… or not…
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