easyJet has announced that it is expanding its network with new flights to Spain and Italy for spring and summer 2021.
The airline will be launching new routes from London Gatwick to Bilbao in Spain and Cagliari on the Italian island of Sardinia, with fares starting from £34.99 each way.
Flights to Bilbao will launch on May 2 2021 and will operate four times a week with fares from £34.99 each way. As for the Cagliari flights, these will launch on May 4 2021 and will operate twice a week with fares from £36.99 each way.
It’s worth noting that the fares listed only include a small bag to bring on board – the airline recently changed its hand luggage policy meaning you’ll need to pay if you want a bigger bag/to use the overhead lockers.
At the time of writing, the Foreign Office currently advises against non-essential travel to Spain and Italy.
As part of the expansion, easyJet is also bringing back its flights between Aberdeen and London Gatwick. It previously operated the service but had ended it in February 2019, at the time saying the move came due to a reduction in demand.
The new Aberdeen-Gatwick flights will launch on May 2 2021 and will operate daily, with fares available to book from £36.99 each way.
It’s not just extra flights that will be on offer. The airline has said that with an “expectation of a rapid return to flying once restrictions are eased”, it will base four more aircraft at Gatwick, and plans to add more flights across its existing network after “having recently obtained further slots at Gatwick”.
Ali Gayward, UK Country Manager for easyJet said: ‘In anticipation that demand for travel will return – and having recently seen signs of growing confidence by our customers in making plans for travel next spring and summer – we continue to strengthen our network at Gatwick, providing more key direct domestic connections from London and more opportunity for customers to book a trip to look forward to.
“Returning customer momentum has been supported by the welcome news of the vaccination roll out, which will enable normal life to resume; including travelling again for work, to visit friends and family, or for a much-needed holiday.
“Thanks to the decisive actions we have taken throughout 2020 we are ready to bounce back and capture demand as it returns. As the largest airline at Gatwick, easyJet’s unrivalled network of major airports, friendly service and great value mean customers will choose us when they are able to return to the skies.”