Not hiding behind a mask was easyJet's first service from London Luton Airport to Venice Marco Polo which took place on Thursday 13 February, just in time for Valentine's Day. On hand to celebrate the event were Simon Harley, Head of Business Development for London Luton Airport (second from left) and Sophie Dekkers, UK Market Director for easyJet, and easyJet flight crew. This becomes easyJet's third route from London to Venice as it also offers flights from its London Gatwick and London Southend bases.
- easyJet has made Venice (VCE) its newest destination from London Luton (LTN). The four times weekly service launched on Thursday 13 February, just in time for Valentine's Day. The 1,170-kilometre route, operated by the airline's 156-seat A319s, is not served by any other carrier, but easyJet already serves the Italian airport from London Gatwick and London Southend. In addition British Airways and Ryanair also operate daily flights between the two cities. The London airport, which is examined in more detail in this week's airport profile, will be connected to 37 destinations by easyJet this summer, while the airline's network from Venice now comprises 13 destinations, with Manchester being added in April.