This week’s exclusive anna.aero farewatch looks at easyJet’s fares from its base at London Luton. The cheapest available fare for travel up to a week in advance was determined from the airline’s website for all of easyJet’s most popular routes from the airport.
|Source: Airline websites on Tuesday 26th February.
Fares are cheapest available on day of departure and include all taxes and charges but do not include charges for baggage.
Averaging across a seven day period some patterns emerge. Bordeaux is the most expensive destination despite being a relatively short route, though the high price for the Sunday flight has a lot to do with this. The longest sectors to Athens and Istanbul rank next which is no great surprise.
At the cheaper end of the ranking the domestic routes to Belfast, Edinburgh and Glasgow all offer at least some cheap flights. These destinations operate four to five times per day so it comes as no surprise that there are some cheap ‘off-peak’ fares each day.
The ranking of Lisbon, Budapest and Krakow suggests these routes are struggling in winter as these are relatively long flights (over 1,400 kilometres) but have among the cheapest fares. On Budapest easyJet competes directly with Wizz Air while the same airline also operates to Katowice which is only 70 kilometres from Krakow.