Airports always see a colourful assortment of passengers passing through their doors on any given day.
But those travelling through Stansted airport on Monday would certainly have had little choice but to react on the hoof to the sight of a real-life camel making its way to the check-in desk.
Walking like a true Egyptian, Kokoso the camel helped budget airline easyJet mark the launch of its new Sharm el-Sheikh route.
Far from getting the hump, as so many of us do when travelling, Kokoso showed off his larger than life boarding pass to pupils from Great Dunmow Primary School as part of the airline’s camel “meet and greet” exercise.
“It’s always exciting to launch new routes, giving passengers even greater choice for travel and we’ve been thrilled to welcome new easyJet connections from Stansted this month,” said Will Parkes, London Stansted Airport’s Communications Director
“I have no doubt Sharm el-Sheikh will be an extremely popular connection and wish easyJet every success with all the new routes.”
Low-cost airline easyJet has launched three new routes from London Stansted this year, with routes to Sharm el-Sheikh, Marrakech in Morocco and Sofia in Bulgaria.
One-way flights from Stansted to Sofia, Marrakech and Sharm el-Sheikh are available from just £30.99, £39.99 and £95.99 respectively.
The routes have already proved popular with travellers, with more than 1,000 holidaymakers travelling in the last week alone.
“We’re thrilled to be able to offer our passengers the chance to fly to Sharm el-Sheikh and Marrakech as they offer year-round sun for the first time from London Stansted Airport,” said Hugh Aitken, easyJet’s UK Commercial Manager
“We’re fully committed to making travel to more varied destinations, further away from home, easy and affordable, at the best value and best availability for our passengers and I know travellers will enjoy exploring these three new holiday hot-spots.”
(Images courtesy of easyJet)