easyJet, which is celebrating its milestone of flying its 65th passenger from London Luton Airport, is launching a new route to Corfu - marking its 34th destination.
As part of the celebration easyJet previewed its new TV commercial, which will be airing from October.
Lorraine Chase who checked in easyJet’s first ever passenger in 1995, also through Luton, was on hand to toast the milestone occasion and route launch with passengers and crew.
Lorraine has been synonymous with Luton since the Campari advert - which kick-started her career – spawned her catchphrase “Luton Airport!” as a reply to the question “Were you truly wafted here from paradise?” The ad then inspired the 1979 hit record “Luton Airport” by Cats U.K.
Today marks Lorraine’s second star appearance for easyJet as she officially launched the airline’s first-ever route in 1995 from Luton to Glasgow and checked-in easyJet’s first-ever passengers.
Paul Simmons, easyJet’s UK Director, said: “We couldn’t think of anyone more appropriate to celebrate our milestone achievement and new Corfu route launch with than Lorraine, we’re really pleased she was able to join us again at London Luton Airport.”
easyJet will begin flying to Corfu next year meaning the airline now offers passengers a choice of 34 destinations. The new route will operate twice a week from 31 March 2012. Prices start from £37.99 and are now on sale.