easyjet today announces it is expanding its Italian operations with four new routes connecting the UK and Germany with some of Italy’s most attractive destinations.
The new routes are:
London Gatwick to Olbia commence 27th May 2005
London Luton to Cagliari commence 21st April 2005
Berlin to Olbia commence 8th April 2005
Berlin to Pisa commence 8th April 2005
All services are once daily and the Luton - Cagliari service will increase to twice daily for the peak summer period. Seats will be on sale at easyjet.com within the next 48 hours, with fares from £27.99 one way (£50.98 return including taxes and changes).
easyJet recognises the great potential for low cost services in Italy and with the addition of these new routes will offer a choice of 20 routes to nine cities with 44 daily departures. In the last 12 months around 1.3 million passengers flew on easyJet’s Italian routes, an increase of 31% on the previous year. As demand increases for both business and leisure travellers, easyJet expects to see its passenger numbers on all Italian flights significantly increase in 2005.
From April 2005, consumers in Sardinia and Tuscany will be able to take advantage of easyJet’s famously low fares to a range of destinations and experience its excellent low cost services to main city destination airports.
Ray Webster, easyJet Chief Executive, said:
“Following the success of our services to a variety of Italian cities, easyJet is delighted to be adding Pisa, Cagliari and Olbia to our network.
Italy is the second largest low cost airline market in Europe and although a number of other airlines may be facing commercial difficulties, easyJet views Italy as a vibrant and highly attractive market with great potential and we look forward to expanding further with more connections to main city destination airports”.