LONDON – On April 29, the United Kingdom-based low-cost carrier easyJet has begun the sales of seven new routes from six different airports within the UK as part of their Summer 2022 season offering.
The new seven…
The new routes include services to some of the most popular Greek Islands for summer vacations, as well as one city stopover destination in Europe, namely France.
The Greek Islands consist of: Kefalonia, Chania, Kos, and Corfu. The city stopover destination includes only Nantes in north-western France.
However, the airports in question will be Kefalonia Anna Pollatou International Airport (EFL) on the island of Kefalonia, Chania Ioannis Daskalogiannis International Airport (CHQ) on the island of Crete, Kos International Airport (KGS) on the island of Kos, Corfu Ioannis Kapodistrias Airport (CFU) on the island of Corfu at Kerkyra and Nantes Atlantique Airport (NTE) in Nantes, France.
For these destinations, six UK airports will have access to them through easyJet, those six are:
Birmingham Airport (BHX), Edinburgh Airport (EDI), Glasgow Airport (GLA), Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL), London Luton Airport (LTN), and Manchester Airport (MAN).
From each of these six UK airports, the routes that easyJet is launching are as follows –
- From Birmingham, they will launch Nantes as a twice-weekly service from June 27 on Mondays and Fridays.
- From Edinburgh, they will launch two services, one to Kefalonia as a twice-weekly service from June 30 on Thursdays and Sundays, as well as launching Corfu, also as a twice-weekly service from June 30 on Thursdays and Sundays.
- From Glasgow, they will launch Chania as a twice-weekly service from June 29 on Wednesdays and Sundays.
- From Liverpool John Lennon they will launch Kos as a once per week service from July 3 on a Sunday.
- From London Luton, they will launch Kefalonia as a twice-weekly service from June 30 on Thursdays and Sundays.
- From Manchester, they will launch Chania as a twice-weekly service from June 28 on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
All of these new routes will be operated by easyJet’s fleet of all-Airbus aircraft, the A319, A320ceo, A320neo, and A321neo.
Commenting on the new seven routes, easyJet’s Country Manager for the United Kingdom, Ali Gayward 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.”
These new routes will mean that easyJet will now operate more flights to the various Greek Islands compared to other operators within the UK, such as Jet2, Ryanair, and British Airways.
It is evident that not just this announcement of easyJet’s summer 22 expansion, but also the recent expansions from Jet2 show that the UK travel sector is returning to its usual popular demand, with many Brits wanting to escape to warmer climates for their summer vacations.
Despite the ongoing issues that some UK airports are facing with limited staffing coming out of the pandemic, the UK is still set to strongly rebound this year during the summer season and we expect this increase to continue throughout the months ahead.
However, in line with Heathrow Airport’s recent statement, there may be a dip in passenger numbers when the winter season begins to settle back in.