People planning overseas holidays could have extra travel money available next year…
…thanks to a certain budget airline’s announcement of new cheap flights.
Inexpensive carrier easyJet is set to expand into 10 new routes for its flights in time for the 2014 summer season.
This means there will be an extra 424,000 seats on sale for people booking holidays for next summer.
In total there are 21.6 million seats on sale, which is a rise of nearly one million when compared to last year’s summer schedule.
Four of the budget carrier’s additions are being made at Gatwick, which will offer round-the-calendar routes to Newcastle, Paris and Jersey. There will also be new flights being offered to Brittany, but these won’t be all year round.
The remaining routes are Belfast to Bordeaux and Jersey; Edinburgh to Heraklion in Greece and Bodrum in Turkey; and Glasgow to Split in Croatia and Kos, Greece. At a time when many Eurozone countries are struggling financially, this move could prove a vital boost for their tourism economies.
Cath Lynn, easyJet group commercial director, said: “There is something for everyone on offer for summer 2014. The earlier passengers book the bigger the savings.”