Following confirmation that the UK Government has ‘Green-listed’ Malta and the Balearic Islands, easyJet has added over 50,000 seats for summer 2021. The carrier will also launch two new routes to Malta from Bristol and London Luton later this month.
On Thursday (June 24, 2021), easyJet announced that they will add 50,000 seats to Malta and the Balearic Islands, now that the destinations have been placed on the Green list for international travel by the UK Government. The carrier will also launch two new routes to Malta from Bristol and London Luton later this month and add seats to Malta on the existing London Gatwick and Manchester routes. Thousands of seats to the Balearics will also be available for the summer season. easyJet is one of the leading UK carriers serving European Green list destinations and will offer approximately one million seats this summer from the UK.
In Thursday’s announcement, easyJet’s CEO, Johan Lundgren, said,
“We really want to get back to what we do best and connect people across Europe so we welcome these additions to the Green list and in response we have put over fifty thousand more seats on sale to new and existing routes to Green destinations. This includes brand new routes from Bristol and Luton to Malta, meaning we now have around one million seats operating to current European Green list destinations this summer.
“And with two thirds of UK adults expected to be double jabbed by 19 July, now is the time to let British citizens take advantage of the success of the vaccination programme so we urge the Government to move quickly to remove quarantine and testing for fully vaccinated people travelling from Amber and Green countries. This is overdue and unless testing is also removed flying could become the preserve of the rich again. easyJet is ready and able to ramp up and we look forward playing our part in reuniting people with their loved ones or take them on a well-deserved break.”
The new twice-weekly flights to Malta will launch from Bristol on July 9th and from London Luton on July 11, 2021. For summer 2021, easyJet will operate service to Malta up to 18 times weekly from London Gatwick, London Luton, Bristol and Manchester. Palma de Mallorca flights will operate up to 82 time weekly from eight UK airports including London (Gatwick and Luton), Belfast, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Bristol, Manchester and Liverpool. Service to Menorca will be offered up to 25 times weekly with flights from London (Gatwick and Luton), Bristol and Manchester. easyJet will also offer up to 40 weekly flights to Ibiza from five UK airports including London (Gatwick and Luton), Bristol, Belfast and Manchester. Tickets on the previously mentioned routes are now available for purchase with one-way fares from £27.99 to £32.99.
easyJet carries nearly 100 million passengers annually on around 1,000 routes to over 150 airports in 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 25-plus 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 2020, based on the longest running annual corporate reputation study in the UK.