EasyJet, We’ve Been Ignoring You

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.

About the author

Alex Robertson Textor
About the author: Bitten by the travel bug at 11, Alex Robertson Textor has fond childhood memories of ultracheap Spanish hotels (the kind with Styrofoam shelving) and supermarket lunches scarfed on park benches. Formerly an academic, Alex has spent the last several years redirecting his professional life into full-time travel journalism and editing. He has published articles in the New York Times, Guardian Unlimited, Condé Nast Traveler, Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel, and the San Francisco Bay Guardian, among other publications.
Posted in: Airlines
Related tags:

Leave a Comment