- easyJet has put four new routes on sale today from the UK to France, Switzerland and Austria providing even more connectivity to the Alps this winter
- Seats are now on sale on easyJet.com and via the mobile app with fares starting from £24.99*
- easyJet holidays packages available to Switzerland and Austria
London, UK, 2023-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has announced it will be launching four new winter routes from three UK airports, meaning customers have an even greater choice of destinations to enjoy this winter and can book early to get the best fares. easyJet holidays, the UK’s fastest growing tour operator, has also put brand new packages on sale to Geneva, Zurich and Salzburg.
Two brand new routes from London Stansted to Geneva and Zurich in Switzerland will both start on 16 December and operate twice a week throughout winter, offering more choice for customers looking to hit the slopes. .
Also launching is a new route from London Southend airport to Grenoble starting on 14 January and operating once a week throughout the winter season. Nestled in the French Alps, Grenoble features cable cars connecting the town to the summit of La Bastille hill, named for the 18th-century fortress on its slopes.
For another destination primed for winter adventure and culture, easyJet is launching a new route from Birmingham to Salzburg in Austria, which is perfect for exploring the eastern Alps and the birthplace of famous composer Mozart. The new route will operate once a week throughout winter, starting on 13 January 2024.
easyJet’s opening of a new base at Birmingham in March 2024 with the addition of three aircraft at the airport has enabled the airline to further expand its Birmingham network to 29 routes, including the latest addition of Salzburg, to serve both leisure and business travellers flying from the UK’s second largest city.
The airline has already put 19new routes from the UK on sale for this winter, including flights to Cairo in Egypt for the very first time, Akuyeri in Iceland providing the only direct route from the UK, and new routes to Rovaniemi, Finland from two UK airports for a family favourite Christmas Lapland getaway.
Flights on new winter routes launched today are now available to book at easyJet.com and via the mobile app starting from:
- London Southend to Grenoble from £24.99*
- Birmingham to Salzburg from £29.99*
- London Stansted to Zurich from £32.99*
- London Stansted to Geneva from £35.99*
The UK’s fastest growing tour operator, easyJet holidays, is also offering fantastic value package holidays to these new destinations, perfect for those looking to holiday at an unbeatable price to unravel even more of Europe’s hidden gems.
- easyJet holidays offers three nights at the 4* ibis Geneve Centra Lac in Geneva on a Bed & Breakfast basis for £345 per person including 23kg of luggage per person and flights from London Stansted on 13 January 2024.
- easyJet holidays offers three nights at the 4* Placid Hotel Design & Lifestyle Zurich in Zurich on a Room Only basis for £324 per person including 23kg of luggage per person and flights from London Stansted on 9 March 2024.
- easyJet holidays offers seven nights at the 4* Best Western Plus Amedia Art Salzburg in Salzburg on a Room Only basis for £367 per person including 23kg of luggage per person and flights from Birmingham on 3 February 2024.
Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, commented:
“We’re delighted to be launching even more new routes and holidays from our airports across the UK to a range of fantastic destinations, providing even more choice for our customers this winter who are looking to visit the Alps region whether that’s for skiing and other winter sports, or soaking in the culture and we can’t wait to welcome more customers on board.”
Holidaymakers looking for inspiration can use easyJet’s Low Fare Finder on easyJet.com to search for the lowest fares on easyJet’s entire network, all in one place, allowing them to plan their next holiday at a bargain price.
easyJet serves 21 UK airports, offering over 400 routes to 127 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 69 million passengers in 2022 – with 9.5 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 £16m for the most vulnerable children since it was established in 2012.
The airline joined the UN-backed Race to Zero in November 2021 and has published its roadmap to net zero carbon emissions by 2050, with a focus on new technology and the ultimate ambition to achieve zero carbon emission flying across its entire fleet, which the airline is working on together with its partners including Airbus, Rolls-Royce, GKN Aerospace, and Cranfield Aerospace Solutions. The roadmap also features a combination of fleet renewal, operational efficiencies, airspace modernisation, Sustainable Aviation Fuel and carbon removal technology. Additionally, it includes an interim carbon emissions intensity reduction target of 35% by 2035 (versus 2019). Since 2000, the airline has already reduced its carbon emissions per passenger, per kilometre by one-third through continued fleet renewal, efficient operations and aiming to fill most of its seats.
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.
About easyJet holidays
easyJet holidays is the UK’s fastest growing tour operator, having carried 1.3 million people in first fully operational year and named Rising Brand of the Year by Travolution. It offers great-value beach, city and lakes holidays to over 5000 hotels, in more than 100 destinations across Europe, directly through its website and through over 5000 travel agent partners. The ATOL-protected holidays can be secured with a deposit of just £60 per person, including flights, hotel, 23kg luggage and transfers on beach holidays. easyJet holidays is a member of ABTA, and all packages are covered by its Ultimate Flexibility, offering freedom to change a booking, a refund guarantee, and best price guarantee.
Winners of the Sustainable Future Award at the Globe Travel Awards 2022, easyJet holidays has a sustainability strategy focusing on three key pillars – create better holiday choices which is about making sustainable travel affordable and accessible to everyone; keep our holidays special which is maximising the benefits and minimising the negative impacts of travel and tourism, and transform travel for everyone which means embedding sustainability into business decisions and behaviours and driving meaningful change in the industry. Through ongoing collaboration with the University of Oxford, and as a member of the GSTC, easyJet holidays is focused on building its research, partnerships and certifications, and taking action to make a positive impact on the people and places that make its destinations so special.
easyJet holidays has been named one of the Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2023 – being called out as one of the most loved employers and highly commended as a great place to work for LGBTQIA+ employees, as well as being named one of the Best Workplaces in Travel 2022.