easyJet Adds 20 New Routes for Summer 2015

The airline has added an additional 20 routes to its schedule, including three from its new Amsterdam base.

Following the announcement of 26 new routes last month, the UK’s largest airline has announced a further 20 routes for its summer 2015 schedule.

There is a regional airport focus, with routes from Southend, and from the Isle of Man to Bristol, adding a further connection to the UK mainland which is set to be popular amongst leisure and business passengers.

The airline will operate a new route from Lisbon – Ponta Delgada, and six routes from Hamburg including Bologna, Paris Orly, Alicante, Pisa, Heraklion and Thessaloniki.

easyJet will operate routes between Bristol and Bilbao, Isle of Man and Zakinthos, as well as three new routes from Newcastle International – Split, Rhodes and Corfu. The low-cost carrier expects to carry more than 67,000 passengers from the two airports next summer.

London Luton will see a new service to Split, where the airline will base three more aircraft next year to meet the demand of seats from the airport.

Manchester, which will receive its ninth easyJet aircraft next year, will gain new flights to Spilt in Croatia and the Greek island of Kefalonia, the largest of the Ionian Islands in western Greece.    

The airline’s new Amsterdam base for 2015 will see new links to Palermo, a city in Italy which is the capital of both Sicily and the Province of Palermo; and routes to Corfu and Ibiza.

In total, the airline now offers 741 routes spanning across 32 countries, with last month’s announcement adding four entirely new destinations.

Sophie Dekkers, easyJet’s UK Director said: “We’re pleased to be continuing our growth with additional new routes for next summer placed on sale today.” 

easyJet flies to more primary airports than any other airline in Europe with a leading presence on Europe’s top 100 routes.

“This underlines our commitment to both leisure and business passengers across the UK, making it easy and affordable for them to connect to a choice of summer destinations and we expect our new routes to be especially popular,” she added.

The airline has bases across 11 UK airports and flies to destinations across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and Russia, over 390 of which fly from the UK.