LONDON – UK carrier easyJet has announced plans to boost its presence out of Birmingham Airport to five new destinations across Europe.
These services are due to commence on June 29, as there is continued confidence that international travel is going to be restored in the Summer schedule.
The destinations are as follows:
- Birmingham-Malaga – Twice weekly.
- Birmingham-Faro – Thrice weekly.
- Birmingham-Alicante – Thrice weekly.
- Birmingham-Majorca – Thrice weekly.
- Birmingham-Corfu – Twice weekly.
In total, this adds another 13 weekly flights from the airport, which of course is good news for the airport and for the industry too in helping such confidence going forward.
Commenting on the news was Ali Gayward, the airline’s UK country manager who expressed excitement over the route launches:
“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 programs in Europe, with several countries in Europe have 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.”Ali Gayward, easyJet UK Country Manager
Also commenting on the news was Nick Barton, the CEO of Birmingham Airport who expressed how the two sides are looking towards the future:
“We are more than pleased that easyJet will be adding additional leisure sun destinations direct from Birmingham Airport this summer. 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.”Nick Barton, CEO of Birmingham Airport
easyJet is currently operating to the following destinations from Birmingham already:
All eyes now will be on the UK Government to dictate its terms for the re-opening of international travel from the United Kingdom. After all, the fact that routes are being launched for the Summer may indicate some positive news ahead.