easyJet launches biggest summer schedule ever from Berlin
- easyJet will be Berlin’s biggest airline with more than 16 million seats flying over the year.
- 8 additional new routes from Tegel airport (Aarhus, Alghero, Bari, Edinburgh, London-Gatwick Olbia, Paris-Orly and Prague), with fares starting at €24.24*.
- ‘Worldwide by easyJet’ to launch at Berlin Tegel during summer 2018.
- easyJet launches strategic partnership deal with Visit Berlin agency to promote tourism in Europe and Germany to Berlin.
- Increased frequencies on new domestic routes from Tegel to Munich, Düsseldorf and Frankfurt appealing to business passengers
LONDON, 2018-Mar-28 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has today celebrated the start of its summer 2018 season to and from Berlin by unveiling a distinctive new Berlin-inspired aircraft livery to mark easyJet now being the largest carrier to and from the city.
easyJet will operate more than 100 routes, with increased frequencies on existing domestic routes as well as new flights to popular leisure destinations like Alicante, Biarritz, Corfu, Faro, Menorca and Pula, and to key cities in the Nordics including Gothenburg and Oslo. Today easyJet announced five new routes – from Tegel to Aarhus, Bari, Alghero, Olbia, and Prague. easyJet also start flying from Tegel to London Gatwick, Edinburgh, and Paris Orly by moving some flights over from Schönefeld, which brings easyJet’s total offer from Berlin to more than 100 routes, Tegel and Schönefeld combined. Passengers can look forward to low fares across the easyJet network by booking early at www.easyJet.com.
*one-way, including taxes and based on two people on the same booking.
Johan Lundgren, easyJet CEO, commented from Berlin, today:
“Berlin is a key target market for easyJet with more than 50 million passengers having flown to and from Berlin with us since 2004.
“Last year easyJet flew 3.5m international passengers to and from Berlin. That’s more than any other airline including Lufthansa and with our expansion at Tegel this will increase by 60% year on year to 5.6m visitors.
“We are pleased to announce that we will be extending our ‘Worldwide by easyJet’ connections platform to Berlin Tegel from summer 2018 onwards. The addition of Tegel, alongside other key airports in the network, means that 58 million easyJet customers will be able to connect to other airlines’ or to easyJet flights. We have been delighted with the appetite of partner airports and airlines to expand Worldwide across our network, allowing us to access a greater range of passengers flying across Europe.”
Thomas Haagensen, easyJet’s Country Director for Germany, Austria & Switzerland said:
”Summer is finally approaching and we’re pleased to officially launch our Berlin summer 2018 schedule with exciting new routes in line with our ongoing expansion. We will continue to connect Berlin with the most popular leisure destinations offering customers more choice, as they benefit from increased competition and lower fares.
“To celebrate the start of easyJet’s biggest Berlin summer schedule easyJet will join forces with Visit Berlin, the capital‘s official promotional organisation to promote tourism in Europe and Germany to Berlin. The long term partnership deal with the tourism agency will see the airline become one of its main transport partners and will launch with a campaign called #berlinwelcomesyou.
“Additionally with our comprehensive network of key European and domestic cities with convenient, frequent flights, we are growing the number of business passengers who fly with us with 75% of the DAX 30 signed up to corporate travel deals with us and that is set to increase further.
Our Berlin summer schedule is selling well and the ramp up of the operation is going as planned.”
Michael Müller, Governing Mayor of Berlin:
„ Berlin extremely welcomes the growing engagement by easyJet with the new 2018 summer schedule for the German capital. With the insolvency of airberlin the flight offer to/from Berlin has been reduced tremendously. Therefore, I´m really happy that easyJet is supporting the accessibility of Berlin with its new summer schedule. This is not only to the benefit of the Berliners but also to the great number of visitors into our city.”
Rainer Bretschneider, State Secretary for Brandenburg and Chair of the BER supervisory board:
„The capital region Berlin/Brandenburg is more than ever in need of a good connection in air travel. I´m happy that easyJet is able to play an even bigger role from Berlin-Tegel and thus fosters the attractiveness of the region.”
Engelbert Lütke Daldrup, Chief Executive Officer of Berlin Brandenburg Airport GmbH:
„Today´s launch of the summer schedule underlines easyJet´s great engagement for the metropolitan region of Berlin and to drive forward the strategic partnership with the airport. This communicates a clear and well thought out signal coming from one of the biggest European airlines: Berlin is an attractive market for the aviation industry and will become even more attractive with the BER in the future.”
Burkhard Kieker, CEO of Visit Berlin:
“The engagement by easyJet is great facilitator for the economic and the touristic development of Berlin – which is a great occasion to establish the first strategic partnership between the capital‘s official promotional organisation and an airline. With the hashtag #berlinwelcomesyou we will join forces to promote tourism in Europe to Berlin.”
The domestic routes from Tegel to Munich, Düsseldorf and Frankfurt are popular with business travellers and easyJet has a dedicated team working with businesses and all major travel management companies to ensure that customers have access to the best fares on offer including fares only available to our corporate customers. easyJet currently has an agreement in place with the German government and business passengers from leading corporates in Germany including 75 per cent of the DAX 30 companies are already using easyJet.
easyJet extends ‘Worldwide by easyJet’ to Berlin Tegel
easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has today announced that it is extending its ‘Worldwide by easyJet’ connections platform to Berlin Tegel from summer 2018 onwards. This means that, combined with the connections already announced through London Gatwick and Milan Malpensa, over half of the airline’s flights – and 53 million easyJet customers a year – will be able to connect to airline partner services and other easyJet flights in a single booking through easyJet’s digital booking portal.
easyJet and “GetYourGuide” celebrate success of first year of partnership offering tours and activities across Europe
In line with its strategy to make travel easy and affordable easyJet is marking the anniversary of its partnership with the Berlin-based online booking platform for travel activities, “GetYourGuide”. easyJet customers can book with “GetYourGuide” quickly and easily alongside their flight booking via a dedicated site – activities.easyJet.com. Activities are also be featured within the easyJet app and through the partnership easyJet has negotiated exclusive offers for its customers.
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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. easyJet carries over 81 million passengers annually, of which more than 13 million are travelling on business. easyJet flies over 280 aircraft on more than 890 routes to over 140 airports across 31 countries. More than 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 seven 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 £10m for the most vulnerable children since it was established in 2012.
The airline takes sustainability seriously. easyJet invests in the latest technology, operates efficiently and fills most of its seats which means that an easyJet passenger’s carbon footprint is 22% less than a passenger on a traditional airline, flying the same aircraft on the same route.
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.
SOURCE: EASYJET PLC