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easyJet Expands Bases and Networks at Belfast International Airport and Manchester Airport

easyJet is expanding their bases and networks at Belfast International Airport and Manchester Airport. An eighth aircraft will be added at Belfast, plus new service to Rhodes, while a 21st aircraft will be added to Manchester, plus new service to Murcia, Spain.


easyJet Announced Bas Expansions at Both Belfast International Airport and Manchester Airport - Courtesy easyJet

On Tuesday (November 29, 2022), easyJet announced an expansion of their base at Belfast International Airport, which will receive its eighth based aircraft, along with a new route to the Greek Island of Rhodes. Flights and easyJet holidays packages to Rhodes will launch on June 3, 2023 with two weekly flights on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Tickets on the Belfast-Rhodes route will be available for booking from December 7, 2022. The additional aircraft, a 186-seat Airbus A320neo, joins three 156-seat Airbus A319s, two 186-seat A320s and two 186-seat A320neos currently based in Belfast. The new aircraft will create approximately 40 new local job opportunities at the airport.


In today’s announcement, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, Ali Gayward, said,


“I am delighted to be announcing our plans for expansion at Belfast International Airport today. The addition of another aircraft will help us to deliver growth in Belfast and offer customers an even wider range of destinations, like our new route to Rhodes, which will provide our customers in Northern Ireland a direct connection to one of Europe’s most popular beach destinations this summer, all with low fares and great service.


“We know that holidays are important to people, not only does travelling connect friends and family but it offers a wealth of benefits, from promoting wellbeing to experiencing new cultures. The results of our survey revealed today just go to show what a priority it is for people, with so many determined to protect their holidays. With our low fares and unrivalled European network, easyJet is ideally placed to offer a fantastic value and great quality holiday that people don’t have to compromise on. It is fantastic to see that so many consumers plan to travel next year already, and we look forward to welcoming them onboard.”


In a separate press release on Tuesday (November 29, 2022), easyJet also announced an expansion of their base and network at Manchester Airport. The carrier will add a 21st based aircraft in Manchester from May 2023, a 186-seat Airbus A320neo, which is expected to create around 40 local job opportunities at the airport. easyJet’s Manchester-based fleet will now include six Airbus A320neos, along with 15 Airbus A320 Family aircraft. easyJet will also launch new service between Manchester and Murcia in South East Spain from May 2, 2023. The route will operate twice weekly on Tuesdays and Saturdays, and tickets will be available for booking from December 7, 2022.


Further commenting on the carrier’s Manchester expansion, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, Ali Gayward, said,


“I am delighted to be announcing our plans for expansion at Manchester airport today. The addition of another aircraft will help us to deliver growth in Manchester and offer customers an even wider range of destinations, like our new summer route to Murcia in Spain, which will provide our customers in the North West with a direct connection to a region which offers a variety of rich culture and beautiful beaches in abundance, all with low fares and great customer service.


“We know that holidays are important to people, not only does travelling connect friends and family but it offers a wealth of benefits, from promoting wellbeing to experiencing new cultures. The results of our survey revealed today just go to show what a priority it is for people, with so many determined to protect their holidays. With our low fares and unrivalled European network, easyJet is ideally placed to offer a fantastic value and great quality holiday that people don’t have to compromise on. It is fantastic to see that so many consumers plan to travel next year already, and we look forward to welcoming them onboard.”


Also commenting on easyJet’s expansion, Manchester Airport’s Managing Director, Chris Woodroofe, added,


“We are pleased to see easyJet expanding its base here, having significantly increased the number of destinations it flies to from Manchester over the past year. It is also exciting to see the introduction of a Murcia service, which I am sure will be hugely popular with passengers this summer.”

easyJet carries nearly 100 million passengers annually on around 1,000 routes to over 150 airports across 35 countries. The airline has a fleet of over 300 aircraft, and over 300 million Europeans live within an hour’s drive of an airport served by easyJet. The popular low-cost carrier (LCC) is dedicated to innovation and leads the industry in digital, web, engineering and operational efficiencies. easyJet was named “Britain’s Most Admired Company” in the transport sector for 2020, based on the longest running annual corporate reputation study in the UK.



Source: easyJet

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