easyJet announces today five new routes from London Gatwick to three new destinations in the Republic of Ireland as well as increased services to Almeria and Valencia in Spain.The new Irish destinations - which are a first for easyJet - are to Cork, Knock and Shannon. easyJet is also adding services to Valencia and Almeria in Spain from Gatwick. This brings to 29 the number of routes easyJet flies from Gatwick - more than from any of its other airports, including London Luton and Stansted.
The three Irish services will commence on 28 January 2005 and the Spanish services on 1 March 2005.
Ray Webster, easyJet Chief Executive, said:
“These are our first services to the Republic of Ireland, where air fares, in many cases, have remained stubbornly high and have generated consistently strong year-round returns for the incumbent airline. We are bringing easyJet’s well-established brand to Ireland and will be flying to the right places at the right prices for hundreds of thousands of passengers.
“The great news for consumers is that all of these routes will be offered from Gatwick Airport in south London which will attract thousands of new passengers and give a new low-cost option for those who prefer to fly from Gatwick.”