easyJet starts 16 routes and adds two new airports to its network

easyJet London Gatwick

easyJet and London Gatwick celebrated the launch of flights from the UK airport to Ancona in Italy and Volos in Greece on 27 June. Seen shaking hands with the captain of the inaugural flight to Volos is Stephen King, Head of Airline Relations, London Gatwick. “The UK’s only direct service to Volos, and twice-weekly flights to Ancona, are both very exciting additions to Gatwick’s extensive short-haul network for the summer. These stunning, untapped destinations are inspired choices for a summer break, and it’s fantastic that our passengers can now reach them direct from Gatwick,” commented King. Ancona is already linked to London by Ryanair which offers flights from London Stansted.

easyJet Ancona

easyjet launched two routes from its biggest base at London Gatwick this week, adding a twice-weekly service to Volos as well as a twice-weekly operation to Ancona. The flight crew of the LCC’s inaugural flight from the UK were clearly happy to have arrived in the Marche region of central Italy, before heading back to Gatwick.

  • easyJet has added yet more routes to its burgeoning network by launching 16 services from 11 of its bases across France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and the UK this week. The longest sector is the 2,424-kilometre route from Bordeaux (BOD) to Heraklion (HER), whereas the shortest city pair is a link from Toulouse (TLS) to Ibiza (IBZ), at just 529 kilometres. The average sector length of all 16 services is 1,273 kilometres, while the mean weekly frequency is 2.0. Only three destinations, namely Bastia (BIA), Ibiza and Thessaloniki (SKG), have received services from more than one of the airline’s 11 bases this week. Also noteworthy is that 10 of the 16 routes will face direct competition based on data taken from OAG schedules. Finally, it should be noted that Ancona (AOI) and Volos (VOL) are new destinations to the airline’s robust network. “We’re delighted to launch flights from London Gatwick to Volos and Ancona and to celebrate two brand new destinations joining the easyJet network,” commented Sophie Dekkers, UK Country Director, easyJet. See how Ancona Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world. 
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition
26-Jun Basel (BSL) Pula (PUY) A320 (2)  
Bordeaux (BOD) Bastia (BIA) Volotea (5), HOP! (1)
Ibiza (IBZ) A320 (3) Volotea (2)
London Luton (LTN) Thessaloniki (SKG) A32S (3)  
London Stansted (STN) Menorca (MAH) A319 (2) Jet2.com (5), Thomas Cook Airlines (2), TUI Airways (2)
Nice (NCE) Chania (CHQ) A320 (1)  
Venice Marco Polo (VCE) Dubrovnik (DBV) A32S (3) Volotea (3), Croatia Airlines (2)
Thessaloniki (SKG) A319 (2)  
27-Jun Berlin Schönefeld (SXF) Zadar (ZAD) A32S (2) Ryanair (2)
Bordeaux (BOD) Heraklion (HER) A320 (2) Aegean Airlines (2)
London Gatwick (LGW) Ancona (AOI) A319 (2)  
Volos (VOL) A32S (2)  
30-Jun Lyon (LYS) Corfu (CFU) A319 (1) TUI Airlines Belgium (1)
Toulouse (TLS) Ibiza (IBZ) Air France (1)
01-Jul Berlin Tegel (TXL) Brindisi (BDS) A32S (3) Laudamotion (1)
London Stansted (STN) Bastia (BIA) A319 (1) Air Corsica (3)
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser w/c 3 July. WF = Weekly frequencies.


  1. Fiona says:

    It would be great if Easy Jet could operate from EMA. Gatwick is such a long drive and it would give Ryan Air a run for their money!

  2. Ian Hughes says:

    Agree! Easy Jet would do well from EMA. Used to fly from there.

  3. D Dogherty says:

    Several years ago EasyJet operated from East Midlands after the takeover of the BA subsidiary. They withdrew as it was not sensible due to the proximity of Birmingham. Very much as Thompson left Coventry for the same reason

  4. Luigi says:

    What about EasyJet trialing winter flights from Chania to Gatwick, I am sure that the market is there for the taking.

  5. Eve says:

    Its greay that uyou havr these flights but they all from south what happenedc to thr north When is easyjet going to put more flights from newcastle to luton and newcastle to brinidisi direct as there is nothing here considering it is and international airport please easyjet see if you can be the first to do it as ryanair is utterly completely rubbish we hate ryanair but sadly sometimes we have no choice so please PLEASE fly to these destinations brinidisi is a beautiful historical place people food culturer and more newcastle as lots to do lots of places to see and do find it in your hearts to put these flights on
    Many thanks
    Mrs adams

  6. Dorothy Cortacans says:

    Why not fly more destinations from Southampton or Bournemouth in winter and summer airport so underused

  7. Samtano says:

    What happened to Glasgow and Edinburgh airports, they don’t exist it seems.

  8. Nigel Welch says:

    It would be good if Easyjet flew to Chateauroux in France. The only flight to the UK goes to Southend currently

  9. John Greig says:

    Glasgow to Gibraltar would be a great route to fly..
    ……. pleeeeaaase.

  10. Ann Bruton says:

    What about flying out of Cardiff.

  11. Fakher says:

    What about tunisia 🇹🇳 any flight to there???

  12. Mloudon says:

    Yes thats what i thought. Ryanair pulling most flights from Glasgow end August . This TWO MONTHS earlier than they said Glasgow suffers again.

  13. Neil MacDonald says:

    easyJet used to fly Scotland to Southend but stopped?? Much easier to get to London!

  14. Wyn Williams says:

    Come on easyjet there is a big market waiting for you at Cardiff Airport the Welsh Assembly would welcome you with open arms but because Bristol is not far away you are scared to branch out a little. Us Welsh would prefer to fly from our own Airport

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