easyJet plans to start operations at Birmingham International Airport with the introduction of two new routes connecting Birmingham with Geneva and Grenoble.The new daily service to Geneva, with fares from £22.99 one way will commence on 14 December and the new twice weekly Grenoble flight, with fares from £24.99 one way, will commence on 22 December, will provide skiers with low-cost, easy access to the French and Swiss slopes this season.
Birmingham is the 13th UK airport to be added to the easyJet operation and takes the total number of airports on the airline’s European network to 79.
As part of the airline’s vision to offer travellers easy access to easyJet’s unique brand of low-fares with convenience, within 90 minutes of their home from their local airport, and coupled with the increasing demand for independent ski travel, easyJet recognised the great potential for growth at Birmingham International Airport.
As the second largest city in the UK, Birmingham has a huge catchment area and a demand for low-fare services and as a result the airline expects to carry 45,000 passengers on these two new routes within the first season of operation.
In addition easyJet is also expanding its ski services from Bournemouth International Airport, with a new route to Grenoble. This new services commences on 13 December and is in addition to the current service to Geneva. These three new routes will bring the total number of routes served by easyJet to 300 for the first time.