Friday List: easyAcquisition; Madrid; Ryanair Expansion

Autumn is here!

1. EastJet announced yesterday that is has acquired GB Airlines. A giddy glance at the GB route map turns up several destinations not currently served by easyJet, including Tangier and Fez in Morocco, Malta, Hurghada and Sharm el Sheik in Egypt, Tunis, Paphos, and Ajaccio and Bastia in Corsica. We’re hoping that easyJet won’t abandon these routes.

2. Jaunted reminds us that Madrid’s Festival de Otoño is in hyperactive mode through the middle of November.

3. Ryanair announced a modest route expansion today, with a new Shannon-Alicante route as well as new routes between Dublin and Palma, Santander, and Zadar. All routes will be inaugurated in March.

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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.
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One Response to “Friday List: easyAcquisition; Madrid; Ryanair Expansion”
  • sue says:

    Hello, can you give me a quote for the least expensive fare from venice to hurghada, egypt on 6/14 and back on 6/29? Also, any days within +/- 3 days of those dates. Thanks.

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