easyJet launches 10 new routes including first to Tunisia

easyJet Captain, Alasdair Thorogood, crew member Lisa Malone, and passenger Adam Doherty, celebrate the launch of the inaugural flight from Newcastle to Split. easyJet UK Regions Route Manager, Jennifer Groves, and Newcastle Airport’s Chris Sanders, also join them to celebrate the route launch with some traditional British dairy ice cream. Routes to Rhodes and Corfu were also launched from the north-east airport.

It was a double celebration in Porto this week with the launch of two new routes. Services will operate thrice-weekly to Luxembourg and twice-weekly to Stuttgart. Cutting the cake at both launches are: Paula Barbosa, and Márcia Canêdo, Porto Airport Marketing.

  • easyJet launched 10 new routes this week, starting on 2 June with new services between Newcastle (NCL) and Split (SPU). The new route will operate twice-weekly on Tuesday and Saturdays using A319s. The new city pairs vary in length, with the shortest being the new 756-kilometre route between Geneva (GVA) and Figari (FSC), while the longest is the 3,059-kilometre sector between Newcastle and Rhodes (RHO). Of the new routes, three will face direct competition according to OAG Schedules Analyser data. Of particular note is the airline’s first ever route to Tunisia, with London Stansted (STN) now connected to Monastir (MIR) with twice-weekly flights. This is easyJet’s first new route from Stansted since February 2013 when it launched flights to Marrakech, Sofia and Sharm El-Sheikh.
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition (WF)
2 June London Stansted (STN) Monastir (MIR) A319 (2)
Newcastle (NCL) Split (SPU)
4 June Rhodes (RHO) A320 (1) Thomson Airways (2), Jet2.com (1),
Thomas Cook Airlines (1)
Porto (OPO) Luxembourg (LUX) A320 (3) Luxair (6), TAP Portugal (6)
5 June Stuttgart (STR) A320 (2)
6 June Geneva (GVA) Figari (FSC) A320 (1)
Palermo (PMO) A319 (2)
Santorini (JTR) A320 (1) Thomson Airways (2), Jet2.com (1),
Thomas Cook Airlines (1)
7 June Newcastle (NCL) Corfu (CFU)
8 June Rome Fiumicino (FCO) Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) A319 (4)
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser for w/c 10 June 2015. WF = Weekly frequencies.


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