easyJet launched operations between Berlin Tegel and Sylt on 4 May, with the latter airport becoming a new destination on the airline’s route network. To celebrate the service, Sylt Airport baked this easyJet colour-themed cake. The carrier will operate the 417-kilometre route weekly (Saturdays) this summer using its fleet of A320s.
- easyJet introduced Sylt (GWT) to its network on 4 May, launching a weekly (Saturdays) service to the German island from Berlin Tegel (TXL). The LCC will serve the 417-kilometre route using its fleet of A320s, with no other carrier present on the airport pair when referencing OAG schedules. Along with adding Sylt to its network, easyJet launched flights to Kos (KGS) from Tegel, a 2,055-kilometre route which was inaugurated on the same day. Flown by A320s on a twice-weekly (Mondays and Saturdays) basis, the airport pair is already flown by Ryanair (three times weekly) and TUIfly (weekly). As well as expanding from Tegel, the carrier launched its latest route from its biggest base at London Gatwick (LGW) on 30 April. The airline now offers a twice-weekly (Tuesdays and Saturdays) link to Zadar (ZAD) from the UK airport. This becomes the carrier’s fifth route to Zadar, as it is already serving the Croatian airport on a summer seasonal basis from Berlin’s Schönefeld and Tegel airports, plus London Luton and Milan Malpensa. No other airline currently operates the 1,395-kilometre route between Gatwick and Zadar. According to UK CAA data, some 440,770 passengers travelled on routes from Gatwick to Dubrovnik, Split and Pula in 2018.