EasyJet plans to launch new flights to Spain and Italy for spring and summer 2021.
However, the airline plans to start new routes from London Gatwick to Bilbao in Spain and Cagliari on the Italian island of Sardinia. However, with fares starting from £34.99 each way.
Whereas, the airline plans to start the flights to Bilbao from May 2, 2021. And there will be four flights a week with fares from £34.99 each way. As for the Cagliari flights, these will launch on May 4, 2021. And will operate twice a week with fares from £36.99 each way.
However, the airline is only allowing a small bag in these fares. As the airline recently changed its hand luggage policy. According to the new policy, passengers will have to pay if they want to carry a bigger bag or to use the overhead lockers.
However, the Foreign Office is advising travelers to visit Spain and Italy only for essential purposes.
Moreover, to expand easyJet is also resuming back its flights between Aberdeen and London Gatwick. It previously operated the service. But had ended it in February 2019, at the time saying the move came due to a reduction in demand.
The new Aberdeen-Gatwick flights will launch on May 2 2021 and will operate daily, with fares available to book from £36.99 each way. “expectation of a rapid return to flying once restrictions are eased”, it will base four more aircraft at Gatwick, and plans to add more flights across its existing network after “having recently obtained further slots at Gatwick”.
Ali Gayward, UK Country Manager for easyJet said, “In anticipation that demand for travel will return. And having recently seen signs of growing confidence by our customers in making plans for travel next spring and summer. We continue to strengthen our network at Gatwick, providing more key direct domestic connections from London. And more opportunity for customers to book a trip to look forward to.”
In addition, he said, “Returning customer momentum has been supported by the welcome news of the vaccination roll-out, which will enable normal life to resume. Including traveling again for work, to visit friends and family, or for a much-needed holiday.”
“Thanks to the decisive actions we have taken throughout 2020. We are ready to bounce back and capture demand as it returns. As the largest airline at Gatwick, easyJet’s unrivaled network of major airports, friendly service, and great value mean customers will choose us when they are able to return to the skies.”