Easy(Jet) Gets Busy
Today, EasyJet announced six new routes, all of which will launch in March and April: Bristol-Biarritz, Bristol-Olbia, Bristol-Split, Edinburgh-Nice, Glasgow-Faro, and London Luton-Pisa.
These six routes complement the dozen the airline will be kicking off over the next several months. Half of these (East Midlands-Barcelona, Bournemouth-Grenoble, Birmingham-Geneva, Bristol-Innsbruck, and London Gatwick-Innsbruck, and Birmingham-Grenoble) are kicking things off in December; other exciting new routes include London Gatwick-Thessaloniki (launching on January 30) and flights to Jersey from Liverpool and London Luton (launching at the close of March.)
These route announcement, taken with the purchase of GB Airways in October, underscore a heightened sense of hubbub over at easyJet. A few weeks ago, easyJet Chief Executive Andy Harrison exhibited O’Leary-esque bravado in his assertion that easyJet will be outperforming Ryanair on profit within the next year.
We’re still anxious to learn what they’re going to do with all those GB Airways Gatwick slots. We’re crossing our fingers that easyJet will take on GB’s routes to Ajaccio, Bastia, Gibraltar, Paphos, and Tunis.