The FINANCIAL -- easyJet has on February 18 announced it has added 12 weekly summer flights from London Luton Airport to Amsterdam and Barcelona and an extra daily flight to Zurich next winter.
An extra 85,000 seats between Luton and the Dutch and the Catalan Capitals are now available, taking easyJet’s year round frequency to Barcelona to three flights a day, with up to six flights a day available between Luton and Amsterdam. The extra seats mean easyJet will carry almost three quarters of a million passengers a year on the two routes to and from Luton, according to easyJet.
easyJet has also announced its intentions to double its daily flights to Switzerland’s largest city, Zurich next winter.
The airline is seeing strong growth at Luton and now has an unrivalled network of over 51 routes served from the Airport.
easyJet’s UK Commercial Manager, Neil Slaven, commented:
“Amsterdam, Barcelona and Zurich are extremely popular connections from Luton and we’re therefore delighted to be able to cater for the extra demand. In doing so it enables us to continue our expansion at the Airport.
“We have added a significant number of extra seats which allows us to continue to provide affordable, convenient connections for our customers whether they’re travelling on business or leisure.”
easyJet will base an additional four aircraft at Luton this year bringing the total number of based aircraft to 19. The airline is expected to fly over 6 million passengers from the airport this year, an increase of 500,000 in the last 12 months.
Last month easyJet representatives joined London Luton Airport management and the Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin at a ground breaking ceremony to mark the official start of the £110m redevelopment of the airport.