EasyJet has added 105,000 extra seats to existing routes to Portugal and Gibraltar following the UK government’s decision to add them both to its travel green list.
The airline claims the move means it is now offering 1.65 million seats to European green list destinations once leisure travel is allowed to resume from the UK on May 17.
The seats are available from 10 of the airports the airline operates from in the UK. It has also introduced an online traffic light system page to help customers negotiate where they can and can’t travel and what is required upon arrival.
EasyJet UK country manager Ali Gayward said: “We know how much people are longing for a getaway, so we’ve increased our flights to green list destinations to take as many customers away as possible to reunite them with friends and family or on a long-awaited holiday this summer.
“We can’t wait to take our customers to Portugal, a popular summer destination that offers something for all types of travellers.
“We are committed to a safe restart and are confident this can happen while protecting our customers.
“We also expect the number of countries on the green list to grow next month to enable safe travel to many of our popular European summer destinations, and we have flexible policies so customers can book with confidence and change their plans if they need to.”