easyJet has relaunched vacation and leisure flights from the UK to European locations.
Throughout May the airline will function 186 flights to ‘inexperienced checklist’ international locations with the primary taking off from London Luton to Faro at 08:55 this morning.
This was shortly adopted by a flight from Gatwick to Faro, adopted by extra flights to Faro and a Gibraltar flight later immediately.
The airline at the moment operates extra seats to European inexperienced checklist locations than some other UK operator with greater than 1.6 million seats now obtainable to these locations.
easyJet and easyJet holidays noticed UK bookings surge inside hours of the UK authorities announcement to reveal the preliminary checklist and the airline has added greater than 105,000 further seats on sale throughout current routes from the UK.
easyJet operates to Portugal, Gibraltar, Israel and Iceland that are on the inexperienced checklist.
The low-cost provider has additionally stated it’ll proceed to function to ‘amber’ international locations the place it sees demand amongst prospects keen to take the quarantine as required on return.
Johan Lundgren, chief govt of easyJet, commented: “We are delighted to be getting again to what we do greatest immediately and flying our prospects on worldwide leisure journeys as soon as once more both for a break or to reunite with family members after many months aside.
“We know the pent-up demand is there – we see it each time that restrictions are eased and so to cater for it we’ve put an additional 100,000 seats on sale from the UK to inexperienced checklist locations to assist our prospects take to the skies as soon as once more.”
He added: “We are completely dedicated to a secure restart and are assured this could occur whereas defending each the well being system and the success of the vaccine programme.
“We are upset that so few international locations have been put onto the inexperienced checklist as it’s merely not justified by the information or the science and is inconsistent with the strategy to reopen the home economic system and so anticipate the variety of international locations on the inexperienced checklist to develop subsequent month to embrace a lot of our fashionable summer time locations.
“Meanwhile we’ve industry-leading versatile insurance policies so prospects can guide with confidence and alter their plans in the event that they want to.
“We look ahead to welcoming our prospects again onboard within the coming days, weeks and months.”
British Airways takes off for first inexperienced checklist locations