easyJet Launches Five New Routes From Birmingham to Popular European Beach Destinations for Summer
easyJet is launching new routes from Birmingham Airport this summer to five popular European beach destinations across Spain, Portugal and Greece. From June 29th, the carrier will offer service to Majorca, Málaga, Alicante, Faro and Corfu.
On Thursday (April 1, 2021), easyJet and easyJet holidays announced the launch of five new routes from Birmingham Airport to popular beach destinations across Spain, Portugal and Greece. From June 29, 2021, the carrier will offer service to Majorca, Málaga and Alicante (Spain), Faro (Portugal) and Corfu (Greece). All easyJet ATOL-protected beach holidays include flights, accommodation, transfers and a 23kg bag allowance per guest. In Thursday’s announcement, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, Ali Gayward, said,
“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 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.”
From June 29th, Birmingham-Málaga flights will operate twice-weekly on Tuesdays and Saturdays, while flights to Faro will operate three times per week on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Flights from Birmingham to Alicante will operate three times per week on Wednesdays Fridays and Saturdays from June 30th. Starting July 3rd, service to Majorca will operate three times weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, while Birmingham-Corfu flights will operate twice-weekly from July 4th on Thursdays and Sundays. One way fares per person on all routes, including taxes, start at only £22.99-23.99.
Also commenting on easyJet’s summer schedule expansion, Birmingham Airport’s Chief Executive, Nick Barton, added,
“We are more than pleased that easyJet will be adding 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 flight and holidays are ATOL and ABTA protected.”
easyJet normally carries over 100 million passengers annually on nearly 1,000 routes to over 150 airports in 35 countries. T he airline has a fleet of around 340 aircraft and over 300 million Europeans live within an hour’s drive of an airport served by easyJet. The 25 year old low-cost carrier 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 2019, based on the longest running annual corporate reputation study in the UK.