- easyJet is celebrating flying over three million passengers to and from Birmingham with a flight giveaway for a pair of lucky travellers
- The airline has also launched a new route from Birmingham to Faro in Portugal with first flights taking off from 1 May 2022 and seats on sale Thursday 17th March from £24.99*
- New route becomes easyJet’s 8th route from Birmingham, following the addition of Malaga, Palma and Amsterdam to the network
- This summer is set to be easyJet’s biggest ever at Birmingham
London, UK, 2022-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, is this week celebrating carrying over three million passengers to and from Birmingham airport.
To mark the occasion the airline surprised two lucky travellers Terri and Stephen from Rowley Regis, flying today from Birmingham to Belfast, with a pair of easyJet return flights.
The airline has also announced today (MARCH / 15 2022) that it will be launching a brand new, twice-weekly service to Faro in Portugal. Seats go on sale on from Thursday 17th March, with low fares available from just £24.99*. Flights will depart on Wednesdays and Sundays throughout the summer season between 1 May and 26 October 2022.
The new route comes following new summer services to Malaga and Palma de Mallorca which were launched last year and also set to take off for this first time this summer, as the airline continues to expand its leisure destination offering from Birmingham, to some of Europe’s best beach resorts.
The airline has seen sustained growth in recent months in Birmingham and its operations are now larger ever before. This summer, easyJet is set to operate nearly four times more seats from Birmingham than it did in summer 2019, serving more destinations and providing more choice for customers in the Midlands to enjoy a long-awaited summer holiday and reconnect with family and friends.
easyJet now serves customers in Birmingham and the surrounding region with convenient connections to eight airports across the UK and Europe, providing access to a range of city, ski and beach destinations via Belfast International Airport, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Amsterdam, Geneva, Palma, Malaga – and now Faro.
Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, said:
“We are delighted to celebrate carrying over 3 million passengers and announce yet another new route from Birmingham today. Over the past months we’ve continued growing our operations at Birmingham, serving more customers, and offering more connections to a greater range of destinations to ever before – which is especially exciting as we know that so many people have missed being able to holiday over the last two years. With low fares from just £17.99* and many destinations no longer requiring testing restrictions, now is a great time to book with easyJet.
“We remain focused on offering great value and convenient connections for our customers in the Midlands, whether they are travelling on their long-awaited holidays, reuniting with friends and family or getting back to business, and I am thankful to our fantastic customers to choosing to travel with us.
“This summer we’ll be bigger than ever at Birmingham and we can’t wait to welcome more customers onboard.”
Tom Screen, Aviation Director of Birmingham Airport said:
“This is an important milestone to celebrate with easyJet. Our partnership with the airline has grown over the years and it is great that today we see the airline carry its three millionth passenger and additionally welcome the announcement of a new route to Faro. This popular Portuguese destination is a firm favourite for customers flying From Birmingham Airport and we welcome the extra capacity on this route. We look forward to continuing to work with easyJet to offer our customers additional routes in the near future.”
The airline launched operations at Birmingham airport 15 years ago, flying its first customers from Birmingham to Geneva in 2007. Since then, easyJet has continued to return to Birmingham and in recent years established more services than ever before for both leisure customers, those visiting family and friends, and business travellers.
Flights are now available to book at easyJet.com and via the mobile app.
easyJet serves 19 UK airports, offering over 411 routes to over 124 destinations from the UK to Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. To discover more about easyJet’s UK network and to book, visit easyJet.com.
Notes to editors:
*Flights one way per person including taxes
easyJet is Europe’s leading airline offering a unique and winning combination of the best route network connecting Europe’s primary airports, with great value fares and friendly service.
easyJet flies on more of Europe’s most popular routes than any other airline and carried more than 96 million passengers in 2019 – more than 16 million travelling for business. The airline has over 300 aircraft on nearly 1000 routes to more than 150 airports across 35 countries. Over 300 million Europeans live within one hour’s drive of an easyJet airport.
easyJet aims to be a good corporate citizen, employing people on local contracts in eight countries across Europe in full compliance with national laws and recognising their trade unions. The airline supports several local charities and has a corporate partnership with UNICEF which has raised over £14m for the most vulnerable children since it was established in 2012.
The airline takes sustainability seriously and is committed to reaching net-zero carbon emissions flying by 2050. Together with its partners, including Airbus, Rolls-Royce, Cranfield Aerospace Solutions and Wright Electric, easyJet is working to accelerate the development of zero-emission aircraft technology. In the meantime, the airline is offsetting the carbon emissions from the fuel used for all its flights, at no additional cost to its customers, and only supports projects that are certified by Gold Standard or the Verified Carbon Standard, internationally recognised certification schemes. In addition, easyJet continues to renew its fleet, operate efficiently, and aims to fill most of its seats. Since 2000, over a 20-year period, the airline reduced its carbon emissions per passenger, per kilometre by over one-third, and aims to bring this down further.
Innovation is in easyJet’s DNA – since launching over 25 years ago, easyJet changed the way people fly to the present day where the airline leads the industry in digital, web, engineering and operational innovations to make travel more easy and affordable for its passengers.
The airline was named as Britain’s Most Admired Company of 2020 in the transport sector, retaining the leading position for a second year running. Britain’s Most Admired Companies study is the longest-running annual survey of corporate reputation in the UK.