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EasyJet, We’ve Been Ignoring You

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Exciting: EasyJet recently announced that they’ll soon be flying to Romania. Today’s new route annoucement goes one better: From November 3, the UK low-cost carrier will be flying between London Gatwick and Sofia three times a week.

With one-way journeys starting at £27.99 (€41.30; $57), the airline is directly challenging Wizz Air on the London-Sofia route. Currently, Wizz Air flies from London Luton to Sofia. The cheapest one-way fare we found for that route from mid-November on: £30.29, slightly more expensive than easyJet’s starting fare of £27.99.

We had a bad experience with easyJet last summer when they cancelled a flight and gave us no workable option to obtain a refund. That acknowledged, easyJet’s routes into eastern Europe (especially at a time when Ryanair’s route expansion appears to have more or less stalled) are pushing us to reconsider the orange and white.

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