easyJet adds three new routes from Stansted Airport
26 October 2012
easyJet has today (Oct 26) announced it will begin flying on the longer routes of Marrakech and Sharm el Sheikh as well as Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria as part of its new 2013 route launches from London Stansted Airport. The airline will also move their larger A320 aircraft to Stansted which will have 180 seats onboard.
easyJet will fly year-round flights to Marrakech three times a week on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday with the inaugural flight taking off on 15 February 2013. They will also operate a year-round twice weekly service to Sharm el Sheikh on a Thursday and Sunday with the first flight taking off on 17 February 2013. The new Sofia route will operate twice a week on a Tuesday and Saturday and the first flight on the 16 February 2013.
Welcoming the news, Nick Barton, Stansted's Managing Director, said:
“Today’s announcement is fantastic news for both easyJet and Stansted Airport and will provide passengers with even greater choice and more exciting destinations. We’re delighted to add Sharm el-Sheikh and Sofia to our scheduled route network for the first time and as well as seeing a welcome return of Marrakesh as we believe there is a real and significant demand for flights to these destinations.
“Stansted and easyJet have enjoyed a long and successful partnership and have already flown over 55 million passengers together. With our commitment to help passengers reach their destination on-time with the minimum of fuss coupled with easyJet’s excellent fares and great service, I’m sure these exciting new routes will prove to be very popular with passengers and a great addition to our route network.”
Flights go on sale from Thursday 1 November at www.easyJet.com.