- Flights from Edinburgh to Bournemouth take off for the first time today
- Seats available to book for this summer with fares from £22.99*
- Flexible booking policies mean customers can book now with confidence
London, UK, 2021-Jun-01 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet has today (MAY / 27 2021) launched flights from Edinburgh to Bournemouth on the south coast of England for the first time, providing customers in Scotland with even more domestic connections this summer, to reunite them with friends and family or take a long-awaited break.
Miles of coastline and award-winning sandy beaches, as well as links to the New Forest and nature reserves for picturesque walks and outdoor activities, have made Bournemouth a firm favourite for coastal getaways and family beach holidays in the UK.
Flights to the popular seaside town are operating up to twice a week on Thursdays and Sundays throughout the summer and are on sale at easyJet.com with fares available from just £22.99*.
All customers booking flights with easyJet benefit from some of the most flexible policies under its ‘Protection Promise’ which means that customers can book now for later this year with the confidence that if their plans change, so can their booking.
Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager said:
“We are delighted to be celebrating the launch of our new domestic service from Edinburgh to Bournemouth for the first time, further strengthening our network from Edinburgh and providing more opportunity for our customers in Scotland to book a trip this summer.
“Our Protection Promise means that customers can book with confidence knowing that if they are unable to travel or if their plans change, so can their flights, and we are looking forward to be reuniting friends and family or take customer on long-awaited holiday.
“We are proud to be the largest airline in Scotland and remain committed to offering customers great value fares and more choice when they fly with us.”
Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive, Edinburgh Airport commented:
“We’re delighted to see this new destination to our network added by easyJet. This increase domestic service will be crucial in our country’s recovery from the pandemic and gives everyone more choice for where to spend the summer. We’re sure it’ll be a roaring success.”
All easyJet customers will now be able to change their flights this summer without a change fee, at any time up to two hours before departure, or request a voucher providing even more last-minute flexibility. Unlike other airlines, there are no restrictions on dates or destination; customers can transfer to any flights currently on sale up to the end of September 2022, and to any other destination on the airline’s network which spans 35 countries across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. This means that if some travel restrictions are impacting their destination country, such as self-isolation in destination or on return to the UK, customers can easily change their trip to another country on easyJet’s network. Plus, should a mandatory hotel quarantine impact a customer’s travel destination this summer, customers can now request a refund for their flight within four weeks before departure if the restriction is still in place, even if their flights are still operating.
easyJet has partnered with approved testing firms across Europe so that customers can get access to convenient and affordable testing, including PCR tests from £60 if required for their trip when they book flights and holidays at easyJet.com. The airline has also launched a new travel insurance policy which includes COVID-19 cover as standard. The new COVID-19 travel insurance will cover customers who are diagnosed with COVID-19 ahead of a trip, providing the necessary rearrangements or refunds, as well as cover to customers for any required medical care if diagnosed with COVID-19 during their trip. Customers who are unable to return home due to being diagnosed with the virus are also covered for additional accommodation, necessary medical assistance, and the cost of returning home safely.
The safety and wellbeing of all customers and crew remains easyJet’s highest priority and the airline continues to have a number of biological safety measures in place onboard in line with guidance from the relevant authorities. This includes daily enhanced cabin disinfection effective in protecting against coronavirus for at least 24 hours and mandatory mask wearing for customers and crew. All easyJet aircraft are already fitted with HEPA filters, similar to those used in hospitals, which filter 99.97% of airborne contaminants in the cabin, including viruses and bacteria.
To book and for more information on easyJet’s Belfast network visit easyjet.com
Notes to editors
*Fares per person one way including taxes and based on two people travelling on the same booking.
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 a number of local charities and also 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 the first major airline to operate carbon neutral flights across its whole network. The airline is achieving this goal by offsetting the carbon emissions from the fuel used for all of its flights. The airline sees this as an interim measure until new technology becomes available to de-carbonise aviation. In the meantime, easyJet will continue to support innovative technology, operate efficiently and aim to fill most of its seats. Since 2000, we have improved our carbon emission per passenger kilometre efficiency by over one third and we have a target to reach a 38% reduction by 2022.
Innovation is in easyJet’s DNA – from our launch over 25 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.
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