easyJet has launched the first flights on its seasonal summer route from Aberdeen to Manchester. The low-cost carrier also recently introduced a double-daily service to London Gatwick.
easyJet has confirmed mask wearing will no longer be required on some flights. The carrier said, where masks are no longer legally required, mask wearing would be a personal choice.
easyJet and easyJet holidays have added seven new routes and more holidays to its UK network for this summer. Four new routes will launch from London Gatwick.
The move will allow customers to connect via Athens, Thessaloniki, Corfu, Zakynthos, Preveza, Kefalonia, Rhodes, Larnaca, Chania, Heraklion and Thessaloniki to over 20 new Greek destinations.
The start of the carrier’s operation, with a single Gatwick-based aircraft and locally employed crew, began with just a handful of routes – the first being Barcelona on February 1st, 2002.
For the first time since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, easyJet is re-opening its pilot training programme. The airline is recruiting over 1,000 new pilots over the next five-years.
Total group revenue for the quarter ending in December increased to £805 million, up from £165 million during the same quarter last year. Net losses totalled £213 million for the period.
In the hours following the new France will reopen to UK travellers, the airline saw a 600 per cent lift in UK bookings to popular French ski destinations for the remainder of the winter season.
easyJet will once again offer flights from London Southend for next summer to Malaga in Spain and Palma de Majorca in the Balearic Islands.
easyJet and Virgin Atlantic have announced customers flying with the low-cost carrier can connect to long-haul flights at Manchester, Edinburgh and Belfast airports.
easyJet has recorded a loss before tax of £1.1 billion for the year to September as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to take a toll on the aviation sector.