By Edward Robertson
EasyJet has doubled the number of routes it operates from Birmingham Airport with the launch of five new routes to European holiday hotspots.
Starting from June 29, flights will commence to Majorca, Málaga and Alicante in Spain, Faro in Portugal, and Corfu in Greece.
The services to Malaga and Corfu will operate twice weekly while the other services will be available three times a week.
EasyJet UK country manager Ali Gayward 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.”
Birmingham Airport CEON Nick Barton added: “We are continuing to work with easyJet, looking at future route opportunities and an expansion of its services to ensure customers have a choice of destination, flexibility and price from Birmingham Airport.”