Budget airline easyJet has revealed that it will be launching three new longer routes from Stansted Airport in 2013. (Featured image is by Deanster1983)
The airline will be flying year-round to Marrakech three times a week on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday with the inaugural flight taking off on February 15 2013.
This will be followed by a new route to Bulgaria’s capital Sofia, operating twice a week on a Tuesday and Saturday, with the first flight due to depart on February 16 2013.
The final route to Sharm el Sheikh, which will also be year-round, will fly twice a week on a Thursday and Sunday, with the first flight taking off on February 17 2013. Flights on the new routes will go on sale through easyJet’s website on November 1.
“easyJet is committed to making travel easy and affordable for all and each season we decide where to add new flights based on the places our customers tell us they most want to visit, so I’m sure these three new summer sun destinations are going to be a huge hit with holidaymakers,” said Hugh Aitken, easyJet’s UK Commercial Manager.
“Currently, easyJet operates two mid-haul routes from Stansted to Bodrum and Dalaman so today’s announcement shows a real commitment to offering more varied destinations further afield, and the best value for our passengers.”
The airline’s 2013 summer schedule from Stansted Airport now features 1.7 million seats on 10,900 flights to 27 routes across Europe and North Africa.
It will operate an Airbus A320 on two services per day between London Gatwick and Moscow Domodedovo airport.
Each aircraft will have 180 seats and easyJet expects to fly over 230,000 passengers in its first year of operations.
The four-hour flights will depart London at 7am and 2pm each day, departing Moscow at 2:40pm and 9:40pm, and start from as little as £125 return.