EasyJet, London Gatwick’s largest airline, has today announced that it will launch the first of a number of new summer routes from the airport next summer.
In expectation of a rapid return to flying once restrictions are eased, the airline will base four more aircraft at the airport, taking its fleet up to a record 71 aircraft by next summer and is launching three new routes, as well as adding more flying across its existing network having recently obtained further slots at Gatwick.
The airline recently reported growing customer confidence to make travel plans for next spring and summer after experiencing a significant increase in demand for flights and holidays.
To serve this demand, easyJet will launch new domestic and international routes from Gatwick next summer, with seats on sale from today. They include Aberdeen in Scotland, Bilbao in Spain and Cagliari on the Italian island of Sardinia.
easyJet is returning to Aberdeen from London Gatwick, which will provide even more direct domestic connections between London and northeast Scotland, joining easyJet’s existing route between Aberdeen and London Luton.
Flights from London Gatwick to Aberdeen will operate daily throughout the year and launch on 2 May 2021 with fares now available to book from £36.99*
Flights from London Gatwick to Bilbao will operate four times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays throughout the year and launch on 2 May 2021 with fares now available to book from £34.99.
Flights from London Gatwick to Cagliari will operate twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays throughout the summer season and launch on 4 May 2021 with fares now available to book from £36.99. easyJet will now offer 107 destinations from London Gatwick across 28 countries from next summer.
Ali Gayward, UK Country Manager for easyJet commented: “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.
“Returning customer momentum has been supported by the welcome news of the vaccination roll out, which will enable normal life to resume; including travelling 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 unrivalled network of major airports, friendly service and great value mean customers will choose us when they are able to return to the skies.”