easyJet Launches Nine New Routes From Nine UK Airports for Next Winter
easyJet and easyJet Holidays will launch nine new routes from the UK for winter 2023/24, including flights to a brand new destination in Iceland. easyJet Holidays is also offering brand new package holidays on eight of the new routes.
On Thursday (May 25, 2023), easyJet announced the launch of nine new routes from the UK for the winter 2023/24 season. New for next winter is service between London Heathrow and Akureyri in North Iceland. The route will operate twice weekly from October 31, 2023. Known as ‘The Capital of the North’, Akureyri is located in the fjord Eyjafjörður in North Iceland and is a short drive from top natural and cultural attractions such as whale watching, hiking, geothermal bathing, and of course, viewing the spectacular Northern lights. easyJet Holidays has put brand new hotels in the Akureyri area on sale, and holidaymakers can enjoy a range of experiences via easyJet’s excursion partner, Musement.
In Thursday’s announcement, easyJet’s UK Manager, Ali Gayward, said,
“We are delighted to be launching even more new routes and holidays from the UK across a fantastic range of destinations which provides even more choice and variety for our customers this winter, including flights and holidays to Akureyri in North Iceland for the very first time, with a unique route from the UK. easyJet is proud to be the largest airline in the UK and the launch of these nine new routes demonstrates our confidence in the resilient strength of demand for travel in the UK, with customers choosing us for our trusted brand, unrivalled network and great value fares and we can’t wait to welcome more customers on board.”
Also commenting on the new winter service to Akureyri, Visit North Iceland’s Managing Director, Arnheiður Jóhannsdóttir, said,
“We are happy to welcome easyJet customers to North Iceland, where they can enjoy magical winter adventures. Their days will be filled with exciting activities and tranquil moments in unique nature, experiences ranging from relaxing geothermal spa visits to thrilling super jeep tours, whale watching, or northern lights hunting.
“Working with easyJet over the past years to prepare for this new route has been a pleasure. Close cooperation with our partners in North Iceland and the Nature Direct project is now giving us the opportunity to open up a new gateway to Iceland. easyJet customers will land at Akureyri airport, only 5 minutes from the town centre and in the middle of North Iceland’s arctic nature. This new route will transform how tourism develops in Iceland and give easyJet customers a unique opportunity to come and experience Icelanders’ most popular winter destination.”
Ahead of the opening of easyJet’s new Birmingham base next spring, the carrier will continue their network expansion from the midlands, with new winter routes to Lyon and Paris from October 30, 2023, and city break packages from easyJet Holidays. The airline will also add new service from London Southend to Paris Charles de Gaulle, weekly service between Manchester and Grenoble, new service between London Luton and Enfidha in Tunisia, and from Bristol to Marrakech. easyJet will also offer more choices from Southampton, with two new routes to Glasgow and Belfast launching on October 29, 2023 with up to three weekly departures.
easyJet serves 21 UK airports, offering 482 routes to more than 134 destinations from the UK across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. The airline carries around 70 million passengers annually to over 150 airports across 35 countries. easyJet 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 joined the UN-backed ‘Race to Zero’ in November 2021 and has published their roadmap to net zero carbon emissions by 2050.