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easyJet receives approval for the Airberlin Berlin Tegel acquisition

The first Airbus A320neo, delivered on June 14, 2017

easyJet (UK) issued this statement:

easyJet is pleased to confirm that it has received European Commission approval for its recent agreement to acquire part of Air Berlin’s operations at Berlin Tegel Airport.  The acquisition will result in easyJet operating 25 aircraft from Berlin Tegel Airport. The agreement includes easyJet leasing former Air Berlin aircraft, taking over other assets including slots, and offering employment to Air Berlin flying crews. The Commission has confirmed that there are no competition concerns relating to this agreement and easyJet now expects to complete the transaction in the near future.

Copyright Photo: easyJet (UK) Airbus A320-251N WL G-UZHA (msn 7646) (NEO) AMS (Antony J. Best). Image: 938254.


easyJet to launch 20 new routes next summer

easyJet (UK) Airbus A319-111 G-EZDJ (msn 3544) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 931467.

easyJet (UK) has announced it will launch 20 new routes from seven of its UK bases for summer 2018.

easyJet will be launching new routes from Belfast, Bristol, London Gatwick, Liverpool, London Luton, Manchester and Southend, to destinations such as Naples, Seville and Bordeaux.

Within these new routes are four entirely new destinations for easyJet: Ancona, Genoa, Nea Anchialos and Reus. Passengers can now enjoy more of Europe’s beautiful Greek, Spanish and Italian destinations for their 2018 summer holidays.

Many of the new routes will be as frequent as 7 days a week, and will be operated on easyJet’s A319 and A320 aircraft.

The 20 new routes from the UK are:

Belfast to Isle of Man from £22.56*

Belfast to Naples from £18.70*

Belfast to Valencia from £26.7*0

Bristol to Genoa from £26.70*

Bristol to Seville from £28.72*

London Gatwick to Alcona from £32.76*

London Gatwick to Nea Anchialos from £50.94*

Liverpool to Dalaman from £26.70*

Liverpool to Palermo from £26.70*

Liverpool to Pula from £24.68*

London Luton to Dalaman from £34.78*

London Luton to Genoa from £32.76*

London Luton to Palermo from £32.76*

London Luton to Reus from £32.76*

London Luton to Thessaloniki from £32.76*

Manchester to Genoa from £26.70*

London Southend to Bordeaux from £26.70*

London Southend to Dubrovnik from £28.72*

London Southend to Prague from £28.72*

London Southend to Pula from £26.70*

*Fares per person, one way, based on two people travelling on the same booking.

Copyright Photo: easyJet (UK) Airbus A319-111 G-EZDJ (msn 3544) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 931467.


easyJet teams up with Loganair for booking flights

easyJet's new Amsterdam logo jet, rolled out March 25, 2015

easyJet made this announcement on December 7, 2017:

easyJet has announced that Loganair flights are now on sale at easyJet.com as part of its ‘Worldwide by easyJet’ product, which launched in September.

‘Worldwide by easyJet’ is the first global airline connections service by a European low fares airline, which also offers stand-alone flights from partner airlines with complementary networks.

Booking Loganair flights via the easyJet website will enable easyJet passengers to easily book onward flights – e.g. from Glasgow and Edinburgh with Loganair to Scotland’s Highlands and Islands, including the Glasgow – Barra link, the world’s only scheduled service to a beach airport.  ‘Worldwide by easyJet’ provides partner airlines with access to one of the biggest travel websites in Europe.

The launch in September was a first step and easyJet will now continue to sign up and integrate other airlines with the ‘Worldwide by easyJet’ product.

Copyright Photo: easyJet (UK) Airbus A319-111 G-EZDN (msn 3608) (Amsterdam) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 934179.

easyJet announces its first flights from Berlin Tegel

The first Airbus A320neo, delivered on June 14, 2017

easyJet has put close to one million seats on sale for flights operating to and from Berlin Tegel between January 5 and March 24, 2018.

The new routes announced include four German domestic routes connecting Berlin with Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich and Stuttgart.

easyJet will also add 15 international destinations, including flights up to 5 times a day to key cities like Vienna and Zurich, as well as regular connections to popular leisure destinations like Palma de Mallorca and Catania.

The airline already transports more than 5.3 million people to and from Berlin each year through its existing base at Berlin Schoenefeld which opened in 2004, now serving 51 routes.

easyJet flights to and from Berlin Tegel Airport remain subject to regulatory approval of easyJet’s transaction with Airberlin. easyJet signed an agreement with Airberlin to acquire part of its operations at Berlin Tegel Airport in October this year.

In order to enable the launch of the winter flight program as soon as possible, easyJet will use some wet lease aircraft alongside easyJet planes to operate flights from Tegel.

The airline plans to announce additional new routes from Tegel for the summer season starting on March 25, 2018 in due course.

Copyright Photo: easyJet (UK) Airbus A320-251N WL G-UZHA (msn 7646) (NEO) AMS (Antony J. Best). Image: 938254.

SmartLynx to operate six Airbus A320s for easyJet for the Berlin Tegel operation

SmartLynx Airlines (Latvia) Airbus A320-211 YL-LCD (msn 359) MXP (Richard Vandervord). Image: 903723.

SmartLynx Airlines has issued this statement:

In November 2017, SmartLynx Airlines signed a long-term wet-lease contract with easyJet. According to the contract, SmartLynx will lease to easyJet six 180-seat Airbus A320: four with Latvian registration marks (YL-LCT, msn 2233; YL-LCU, msn 1762; YL-LCS, msn 566 and YL-LCN, msn 662) and two with Estonian registration marks (ES-SAO, msn 936 and ES-SAQ, msn 984). The lease term for all aircraft is from January 7 until March 31,2018.

All aircraft will operate from Tegel Airport in Berlin, Germany.

This is a continuation of a successful collaboration between the two airlines in the beginning of 2017 when SmartLynx wet leased three aircraft A320s to easyJet.

Copyright Photo: SmartLynx Airlines (Latvia) Airbus A320-211 YL-LCD (msn 359) MXP (Richard Vandervord). Image: 903723.

easyJet adds over 3,000 more seats on flights between the UK and Gibraltar

easyJet (UK) Airbus A320-214 WL G-EZOP (msn 6633) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 937196.

easyJet (UK) (London-Luton) has announced that a further 3,272 seats on routes between the UK and Gibraltar are now on sale until March 2018. The extra seats mean that passengers now have more opportunity to fly between the UK and Gibraltar throughout the winter.

2772 seats have been added on flights from London Gatwick to Gibraltar, an increase of 7%, and 500 seats have been added on flights between Bristol and Gibraltar, an increase of 3%.  The extra capacity is thanks to upgrades at both UK bases from a 156-seat A319 to A320 aircraft, which flies up to 186 passengers.

easyJet flies from the UK to Gibraltar up to 38 times a weeks in peak summer, with flights available from London Gatwick, Bristol and Manchester.

Copyright Photo: easyJet (UK) Airbus A320-214 WL G-EZOP (msn 6633) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 937196.

easyJet has been granted slots at Frankfurt

easyJet (UK) Airbus A319-111 G-EZFK (msn 4048) LGW (SPA). Image: 939923.

easyJet (UK) has been granted slots at Frankfurt (FRA) according to Fraport and Reuters. This is a result of the takeover of Airberlin’s Berlin (Tegel) (TGL) operations. The slots are likely to be use for services between FRA and TGL.

Copyright Photo: easyJet (UK) Airbus A319-111 G-EZFK (msn 4048) LGW (SPA). Image: 939923.