EasyJet to launch five new routes from London’s Gatwick Airport

EasyJet (UK) (easyJet.com) (London-Luton), the UK and London Gatwick’s largest airline will see the launch of five new year-round services from London Gatwick this month.

The airline’s inaugural flights to Brussels, Paris (Charles de Gaulle), Jersey, Newcastle and Strasbourg take off for the first time on March 30, 2014.

The frequency of EasyJet’s services between Gatwick and Inverness will also double from one to two return services each day with the launch of EasyJet’s first evening flight from London Gatwick to Inverness and early arrival into London Gatwick. This will further strengthen the airline’s comprehensive network of routes from the airport and is expected to be popular with business travellers.
2.3 million passengers flew easyJet on business in and out of London Gatwick in 2013 and over 800,000 passengers are expected to use the five new services annually. This will increase the number of passengers who fly easyJet to and from the airport by 5% and to a total of 108 destinations to further extend the airline’s ongoing commitment to providing easy and affordable business links across Europe.

Previously on March 19, EasyJet commemorated the deal it agreed to last June with Airbus for 135 Airbus A320 aircraft in Paris, with an official signing ceremony.

EasyJet is the fourth largest airline in Europe with a current fleet of 217 Airbus A319s and A320s and has taken delivery of 245 Airbus aircraft in total. EasyJet’s Airbus order is the largest placed by any European airline to date.

Copyright Photo: Keith Burton/AirlinersGallery.com. EasyJet is saluting William Shakespeare with this newly painted Airbus A319-111 registered G-EZBI (msn 3003). G-EZBI is appropriately named “Romeo Alpha Juliet”.

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