- Flights from Aberdeen to Manchester take off for the first time today
- A double-daily summer frequency to London Gatwick is also now operating, offering more direct connections to customers the south of England and to over 100 European destinations, via London.
- Seats are available to book for this summer with great value fares still available from £22.99*
London, UK, 2022-Mar-29 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Scotland’s largest airline, has today (MARCH 28 2022) launched the first flights on its seasonal summer route from Aberdeen to Manchester. The airline’s double-daily service to London Gatwick has also recently taken off for the summer season.
Both routes will provide stronger domestic connectivity from Scotland to key cities across the UK whether customers are looking for a city break, to reconnect with family or friends, a convenient business connection, or to grab a connecting flight to a range of destinations across Europe. And for those wishing to explore more of Scotland this summer, Aberdeen offers the perfect mix of vibrant city life and natural beauty from museums, art galleries, and nature trails to designer shopping and whiskey tasting experiences.
Flights to Manchester take off today for the first time this year and are now operating up to five times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays between 28 March and 28 October 2022, providing key connectivity between the regions throughout the summer, with fares available from just £22.99*.
Additionally, the double-daily service to London Gatwick is also now operating with flights departing in the morning and afternoon throughout the summer season between 28 March and 29 October 2022, providing convenient connections to London and the south of England.
Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, said:
“We are delighted to be celebrating the launch of our summer operations from Aberdeen today, and to be providing even more choice for our business and leisure customers alike. We are proud to be the largest airline in Scotland and remain dedicated to offering low fares and convenient connections for our customers here as well as for those across the UK looking to explore the fantastic experiences Scotland has to offer.
“We are looking ahead to what we expect to be a strong summer for easyJet, with plans to return to near 2019 levels of flying. We can’t wait to welcome more customers back on board.”
Mark Beveridge, Operations Director at Aberdeen International Airport said:
“It is great to see easyJet growing its offering and presence at Aberdeen International Airport with the seasonal Manchester route returning today and London Gatwick service now twice daily.
“Rebuilding our connectivity will play a vital role in supporting the economic recovery of the north east and we know the Gatwick route has been incredibly popular so we are delighted easyJet is doubling its daily frequency to meet demand.
“Our passengers and stakeholders were delighted when the restarting of this route was announced and welcome this new increased frequency.”
Russell Borthwick, chief executive of Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce, said:
“These routes are key economic arteries for the North-east and the region is indebted to easyJet for connecting these cities to Aberdeen.
“Not only do these important routes connect our business to key markets, but they also connect the rest of the UK to our wealth of culture, amazing heritage, great food and drink and one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world.
“Rebuilding our connectivity is one of the biggest challenges we face as we seek to build a stronger post-pandemic economy and this announcement represents a significant step forward.”
Chris Foy, CEO at VisitAberdeenshire said:
“The doubling of the daily service from London Gatwick and the return of the seasonal service from Manchester is hugely positive for the region, as potential visitors start planning their getaways for this summer.
“We have so much to offer visitors, from our majestic natural landscape, opportunities for outdoor pursuits, culture and rich history to the very best of local food and drink, and these routes make our corner of Scotland even more accessible.”
This summer, easyJet is set to operate nearly five times more seats from Aberdeen than it did in summer 2019, serving more destinations and providing more choice for customers in the North East of Scotland.
Flights are now available to book at easyJet.com and via the mobile app.
easyJet serves four Scottish airports, offering over 94 routes to over 46 destinations from Scotland 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.