Budget airline easyJet has announced it is launching five new routes from Birmingham Airport to European beach holiday hotspots.
Holidaymakers can also book package holidays at the popular destinations with easyJet holidays.
The new routes to destinations in Spain, Portugal and Greece from the Midlands will launch from June 29.
The airline says flexible booking policies, including a Protection Promise, mean customers can book with confidence that if their plans change, they are protected
Starting from June 29, flights and holidays will take off from Birmingham Airport to Majorca, Málaga and Alicante in Spain, Faro in Portugal, and Corfu in Greece.
All easyJet holidays ATOL-protected beach holidays include flights, accommodation, a 23kg bag allowance per person and transfers.
Majorca, Malaga and Alicante are some of the most popular holidays destinations in Spain, with hundreds of kilometres of coastline, rich history, fantastic food and beautiful scenery, while the Algarve’s capital, Faro, is a historic and culturally-rich city that is home to history, bustling plazas, a marina and age-old monuments.
Corfu, situated in the North of the Ionian Sea, is one of the Mediterranean’s most beautiful holiday destinations and offers award-winning sandy beaches, warm waters and charming towns.
The new routes and holidays add to the extensive summer 2021 and summer 2022 portfolio already on sale via easyJet and easyJet holidays.
Birmingham to Málaga flights will operate twice weekly on Tuesdays and Saturdays with fares available from £22.99.
Birmingham to Faro will operate three times per week on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays from 29 June with fares from £22.99.
Birmingham to Alicante will operate three times per week on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from 30 June with fares from £23.99.
Birmingham to Majorca will operate three times per week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 3 July with fares from £22.99.
Birmingham to Corfu will operate twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays from 4 July with fares from £22.99.
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What easyJet says
Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, said: “We are pleased to announce more connectivity to Birmingham today in flying to popular beach destinations and getting customers away on their much-needed summer holiday across Europe this year.
“We believe that a framework can be put in place for the safe reopening of travel and a strong summer, and we are currently focused on working with the UK Government Travel Task Force in the coming days and weeks.
“We are hopeful that progress will continue to be made with the vaccination programmes in Europe, with several countries in Europe having indicated they will be welcoming British tourists this summer.
“We remain of the view that international travel can restart and that, with the right framework in place, restrictions can be safely and progressively reduced and in some cases removed by mid-summer for key destinations.
“We’ve kept our fleet in a flight-ready mode so we are ready and able to ramp up our services quickly and increase our capacity where we see increased demand for the summer.”
Nick Barton, chief executive of Birmingham Airport, added: “We are more than pleased that easyJet will be adding additional leisure sun destinations direct from Birmingham Airport this summer.
“easyJet already offers direct routes to Amsterdam, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Geneva, so these additional sunshine routes demonstrate the strong demand in the region for both business and leisure travel and the carrier’s commitment to serving the Midlands.
“Customers can confidently book with easyJet with the reassurance that their flights and holidays are ATOL and ABTA protected.”
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