LUTON, England, 2019-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — A new domestic route from Edinburgh to Birmingham will operate 13 times a week. Flights between the two cities launch on 29 March 2020 and will operate year-round.
easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has announced a new route between Edinburgh and Birmingham today. The domestic city connection will operate 13 times a week throughout the year, with flights launching on 29 March 2020.
Over 180,000 passengers are expected to use the new service during the first 12 months of operation on the airline’s A320 family aircraft, eight of which it currently bases at Edinburgh. Seats are due to go on sale in the coming weeks.
This is the second new Edinburgh route easyJet has announced in as many weeks, following the news that the airline will operate a twice-weekly winter route to Verona in Italy, with the inaugural flight due to take off in December.
The addition of the service to Birmingham doubles the connections that easyJet will now offer between Scotland and the Midlands, following the announcement last month that the airline will operate a new service between Glasgow and Birmingham, which also launches on the 29th March operating 13 times a week.
Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, said:
“We are absolutely delighted to be announcing yet another new route from Edinburgh today, to Birmingham.
“We remain committed to expanding our network from Scotland and this is a particularly exciting addition to our base at Edinburgh. We are confident the new service to Birmingham will provide a popular addition to easyJet’s network.
“In total easyJet now serves 41 destinations from Edinburgh spanning the UK and Europe and this new route will complement our existing network of leisure and business flights.”
Edinburgh Airport Chief Executive Gordon Dewar said:
“We’re delighted to be part of easyJet’s continued growth in Scotland. We share the same goal – to ensure passengers have choice whether traveling internationally or domestically. This new Birmingham service is a key part of that and we’re sure will be a great success.”
easyJet is the largest airline in Edinburgh and with the addition of the new Birmingham route will operate up to 582 flights a week across 41 routes.
For more information on easyJet’s network from Edinburgh, visit www.easyJet.com
Notes to editors
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 carries more than 90 million passengers annually – around 15 million of which are travelling on business. easyJet flies over 329 aircraft on 1102 routes to 161 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 a number of local charities and also has a corporate partnership with UNICEF which has raised over £12m for the most vulnerable children since it was established in 2012.
The airline takes sustainability seriously and invests in the latest technology, operates efficiently and fills most of its seats. This means since 2000 easyJet has reduced the carbon emissions for each kilometre flow by a passenger by over 32% and is on track to meet its target of a 38% reduction by 2022.
Innovation is in easyJet’s DNA – from our launch over 20 years ago when we changed the way people fly to the present day where we lead the industry in digital, web, engineering and operational innovations to make travel more easy and affordable for our passengers.