Low-cost airline EasyJet has announced that it will be launching hundreds of international flights next week to popular European destinations.
From next Wednesday, UK travellers will be able to once again fly from 14 major UK airports to popular holiday destinations including Spain, the Canaries, Portugal, France, Italy and Greece.
Flights will be available from all London airports along with regional airports including Birmingham, Liverpool, Newcastle, Manchester and Bristol.
The airline which started a small number of domestic and international flights on June 15, recently received a major cash injection from investors of £419 million, to help it overcome the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The budget airline, a favourite with UK holidaymakers aims to fly around 50% of its normal 1,022 routes in July, before increasing this to around 75% in August.
The announcement follows reports that air bridges between the UK and popular holiday destinations will be available from next week without any need for the 14 day quarantine period.
Chief Commercial and Strategy Officer at Easyjet, Robert Carey said: "We are really pleased to be relaunching even more of our flights from 1 July and starting to get customers away on their much-needed summer holidays.
“Of course, the safety and wellbeing of our customers and crew remain our highest priority.
With the COVID-19 safety measures in place, travellers will have to get used to the ‘new normal’ form of airline travel to reduce the spread of the virus. These include the wearing of masks by passengers and staff, no food service on flights and increased disinfection of aircraft.
EasyJet CEO, Johan Lundgren has previously stated that measures will remain in place, but will be modified depending on how the situation develops.
He said, "We will continue to closely monitor the situation across Europe so that when more restrictions are lifted the schedule will continue to build over time to match demand while also ensuring we are operating efficiently and on routes that our customers want to fly.”
January 14, 2021