easyJet gets Eddie The Eagle to launch UK ski route

easyJet Geneva to Southampton

Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards joined the celebrations at Southampton Airport to mark the start of easyJet’s new service from Geneva on 14 December. The iconic British skier and sporting hero is best known for winning over the hearts of millions despite finishing last in the 1988 Winter Olympics ski jump competition.

  • easyJet has commenced four new routes over the last seven days from four different bases. The average sector length of the four new city pairs is 1,368 kilometres, with longest being the 2,409-kilometre service from Edinburgh (EDI) to Sofia (SOF), while the shortest was the 756-kilometre route from Geneva (GVA) to Southampton (SOU) – its first ever flight from the UK airport. “It’s fantastic to be here today to see off our first ever flight to Geneva,” said Ali Gayward, UK Country Manager for the LCC. “We are pleased to be expanding our network and starting easyJet flights from Southampton.” The average weekly frequency of the four new routes is 1.75. See how Southampton Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition
14-Dec Geneva (GVA) Southampton (SOU) A320 (3) Flybe (3)
16-Dec Copenhagen (CPH) Ostersund (OSD) A319 (1)  
Edinburgh (EDI) Sofia (SOF) A320 (2)  
London Gatwick (LGW) Klagenfurt (KLU) A320 (1)  
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser w/c 19 December. WF = Weekly frequencies.

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