easyJet announces largest ever expansion at Manchester Airport

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed July 12, 2018 14:35

easyJet announces largest ever expansion at Manchester Airport

easyJet is to undertake its largest ever expansion at Manchester Airport in winter 2018 which will see the airline adding five new aircraft, carrying an extra 1.5m passengers annually and launching five new routes to Innsbruck, Lanzarote,  Faro, Barcelona and Bordeaux – the 1000th route for the airline.

easyJet flew over 3.5 million passengers from Manchester last year alone, having flown over 10m since the airline commenced operations in 2008. The increase in capacity from 12 to 17 aircraft to 5m passengers a year following expansion represents a 40% increase in growth.

“Our growth of an additional five aircraft next summer will be the biggest single investment easyJet will make in the entire network in 2019, and reflects our commitment to Manchester, providing customers even better connectivity with new NEO aircraft to new destinations and more choice than ever before,” said Ali Gayward, UK Country Manager, easyJet.

As well as the new routes from Manchester, easyJet’s winter schedule introduces new routes from Belfast to Fuerteventura, Prague,  Salzburg and Larnaca; two new routes from Bristol to Are Ostersund and Sofia; a new route from Glasgow to Venice; Liverpool to Toulouse from £22.66; London Luton to Gibraltar and Krakow; and London Stansted to Hurgharda.

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed July 12, 2018 14:35