easyJet has announced it will launch two new routes to Brussels and Strasbourg from London Gatwick starting on March 30th 2014.
The new flights will operate twice daily to and from Brussels and four times a week to and from Strasbourg departing on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
The two new destinations, along with new routes to Jersey, Paris and Newcastle, are strengthening easyJet’s unrivalled business network from its largest base.
easyJet will fly around 1.3 million more passengers per year from March 2014 to and from London Gatwick using the recently acquired slots from Flybe with around 300,000 of these passengers expected to be business travellers.
easyJet now offers more choice for business passengers from London Gatwick, with a total of 107 routes operated by easyJet from the airport.
With the launch of the new routes and an increase in services to existing destinations, the new schedule to and from London Gatwick is expected to lead to the recruitment of an additional 200 pilots and cabin crew at the base.
Hugh Aitken, easyJet UK commercial manager said: “These new routes add even further choice for passengers from easyJet’s largest base at affordable prices and with great service.
“Crucially the acquisition of these new slots enables us to strengthen our already comprehensive range of destinations so choosing easyJet makes even more sense for the millions of business travellers who fly with easyJet from London Gatwick every year.”