Among those posing with the crew to celebrate the inaugural flight between London Luton and Gibraltar on 4 December are Nicholas Guerrero, CEO, Gibraltar Tourist Board and Terence Lopez, Air Terminal Director, Gibraltar International Airport. easyJet will operate the 1,790-kilometre route twice-weekly (Tuesdays and Saturdays).
- easyJet launched five new routes from four bases between 4 and 10 December, with one of the more significant services being between London Luton (LTN) and Gibraltar (GIB), a route which has not been flown since the demise of Monarch Airlines over 14 months ago. “We’re delighted to have operated the first flight of this new service and to be increasing our services from Gibraltar. This is a fourth UK service to our network from the airport and we continue to see an increased number of travellers looking to fly with easyJet on our Gibraltar routes,” commented Ali Gayward, UK Country Manager, easyJet on the new service. The airline also operates to the airport from Bristol, London Gatwick and Manchester. As well as this service, the airline has also added two routes from Bristol (BRS), and one each from Manchester (MAN) and Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Innsbruck (INN). On a side note, it should be reported that easyJet’s inaugural service between Bristol and Åre Östersund (OSD) was diverted to Stockholm Arlanda due to bad weather. While only one of the routes currently faces direct competition during the first week of operation, the link between Bristol and Sofia (SOF) will see LCC rival Ryanair start services from 22 December.
||London Luton (LTN)
||Åre Östersund (OSD)
||Flybe (1), TUI Airways (1), Thomas Cook Airlines (1)
||Berlin Tegel (TXL)
|Source: OAG Schedules Analyser w/c 11 December 2018. WF = Weekly frequencies.