easyJet has announced that it will base five new aircraft in Manchester from this summer in a significant increase in its investment in the North West.
In addition, easyJet is also announcing the launch of four new routes from Manchester to Jerez de la Frontera in Spain, Kalamata in Greece, Bari in Italy and Nice in France.
The addition of the new routes comes after a significant year of growth for the easyJet network at Manchester Airport, with a total of 12 new routes being launched over the last 12 months.
easyJet’s new route to Jerez de la Frontera starts on 17 August 2019 and will operate three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays
Kalamata flights will operate twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays commencing 15 June 2019on an A320 aircraft.
Flights to Bari will commence 17 August 2019 operating twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays on an A319 aircraft.
Flights to Nice will operate three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays
The four routes will carry over 50,000 passengers this summer with the airline now operating 64 routes and over 26,000 flights a year to and from Manchester.
The airline will also increase the number of flights on its existing route from Manchester to Budapest from twice a week on Mondays and Fridays to three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, as well as adding one extra flight per day on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays on its route from Manchester to Belfast.
Neil Slaven, easyJet’s UK Country Director, said:
“We’re delighted to announce four new routes to Jerez de la Frontera, Kalamata, Bari and Nice from Manchester, which allow us to offer our customers an even wider range of exiting destinations to visit this year.”
“Last autumn we also saw the exciting delivery of two new aircraft to our Manchester base and look forward to the delivery of three more this summer, further reinforcing our commitment to the expansion of our Manchester operations and our ambition of always providing a great service and low fares”
Julian Carr, Aviation Director at Manchester Airport, said:
“It’s great to see easyJet adding new routes for Summer 2019 offering our passengers an even wider choice of destinations to choose from for their holidays. Jerez de la Frontera is a new route for the airport and one that I’m sure will prove hugely popular with those looking for a true taste of Spain.”