Low Cost & Regional

easyJet to launch 15 new routes from Birmingham

photo_camera More easyJet aircraft to be based at Glasgow in 2024 (file photo)

Budget carrier easyJet with its subsidiary easyJet Holidays has announced it will launch 15 new routes starting Q2 2024 from Birmingham.

New routes to Barcelona, Tenerife, Antalya, Berlin, Jersey, Malaga, Sharm El Sheikh, Rhodes, Alicante, Dalaman, Corfu, Heraklion, Larnaca, Tunisia and Kos.

easyJet expands operations at Birmingham Airport (file photo)

The network expansion comes a month after easyJet confirmed that that it will open a new three-aircraft base at Birmingham Airport in spring 2024. The opening of the base with the addition of three aircraft at the airport has enabled the airline to further expand its Birmingham network with the new routes.

Ali Gayward, UK Country Manager at easyJet, said: “We are delighted to announce our network expansion for our new base in Birmingham, which will create around 100 direct jobs for pilots and crew and over 1,200 more indirect jobs.

“Investing in a ninth base in Birmingham further strengthens easyJet’s network by positioning it as the carrier of choice to serve UK consumers and capture the continued demand for travel, further growing its share of the UK leisure market for both the airline and easyJet holidays.”

Tom Screen, Aviation Director for Birmingham Airport (BHX), said: “As we look forward to easyJet basing three of its aircraft here from March 2024, we are thrilled to see the launch of easyJet holidays to BHX customers.

“In addition to an attractive roster of destinations, including beach resorts like Faro, Palma and Malaga and cities like Berlin and Paris, easyJet holidays customers get exclusive early access to new flight schedules.

“With packages including flights, 23kg of luggage and transfers, easyJet staying true to its name – by making things easy for customers.”

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