easyJet announces 10 new routes for winter 2012

The same week as easyJet launched its new Lisbon base, the airline announced 10 new routes out of the UK for the coming winter season, ensuring further celebrations like these in the Portuguese capital. An all-new destination for the airline is Luxembourg, which only has had low-cost connections with Iceland before.

During the last week, easyJet has announced a raft of new services for the coming winter season from its UK bases. Four of these are from its main base at London Gatwick Airport, taking the airline ever closer to serving 100 destinations from the airport. For the first time the airline will serve the European country of Luxembourg. Other notable milestones are listed below the following summary table of the new services.

Launch date From Code To Code WF
1 October 2012 London Gatwick LGW Isle of Man IOM 6
22 October 2012 Belfast International BFS Birmingham BHX 7
26 October 2012 Newcastle NCL Amsterdam AMS 4
28 October 2012 London Gatwick LGW Tallinn TLL 4
29 October 2012 London Gatwick LGW Luxembourg LUX 4
29 October 2012 Bristol BRS Copenhagen CPH 4
1 November 2012 Manchester MAN Tel Aviv TLV 2
14 December 2012 London Southend SEN Geneva GVA 3
15 December 2012 London Gatwick LGW Turin TRN 2
8 February 2013 London Southend SEN Venice VCE 4
Source: easyJet press releases
WF: Weekly Frequency
  • Isle of Man (IOM) gets second easyJet route. Liverpool flights began in May 2010.
  • Birmingham (BHX) gets first year round service. Only other routes operated by easyJet to the airport are seasonal ski services from Geneva (Switzerland) and Grenoble (France).
  • easyJet’s Amsterdam (AMS) service from Newcastle (NCL) is the airline’s first new route from its Newcastle base since it began flights to Malta in May 2009.
  • Tallinn (TLL) gets its third route with easyJet after existing services from London Stansted (launched November 2004) and Liverpool (April 2011). The Estonian capital was also served from Berlin from October 2004 to November 2008.
  • Luxembourg (LUX) is a new destination for easyJet. The only other low-cost services to the country have been provided by Iceland Express on an occasional basis since 2007.
  • The Bristol (BRS) to Copenhagen (CPH) route was previously operated by easyJet between December 2003 and December 2004.
  • Tel Aviv (TLV) is already served by easyJet from three other bases; Basel (since December 2010), Geneva (August 2010) and London Luton (November 2009).
  • London Southend (SEN) gets its first dedicated winter ski route to Geneva (GVA).
  • Turin (TRN) returns to the easyJet network. The airline previously served the northern Italian city from both London Luton (2004-2010) and Paris Orly (in 2005-06).

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