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Easyjet Brings An End To Minimoon

Monday, 23 November 2009

easyJet, the UK's largest low-fares airline, is putting an end to 'minimoons', allowing Newlyweds to still have a luxury break after saying 'I do'.

A recent survey discovered that recession-weary couples have been taking 'minimoons' by slashing the time they take as a honeymoon down to just a few days while they save up for a longer honeymoon later in the year.

In the recent survey, easyJet found that 46% of couples did not have the honeymoon they wanted, with 39% stating that costs were a major stumbling block when planning their dream trip. Of the couples who were left broken-hearted about their disappointing minimoon 72% said that they were saving up for their dream honeymoon later in the year.

However, new routes launched by easyJet to Sharm El Sheikh, Agadir and Marrakech offer couples the chance to jet away inexpensively and able to splash out on luxurious hotel accommodation and excursion whilst on honeymoon.

Sophie Dekkers, UK Commercial Manager of easyJet, says: "Many of us have cut back as a result of the economic downturn but couples should be able to enjoy a memorable honeymoon.

"Our new routes prove that, despite the recession, Newlyweds don't need to compromise when booking their honeymoon as our low fares allow for a more luxurious break."

Sharm El Sheikh caters to a vast array of tastes; beautiful beaches for couples wanting to relax and unwind and for those looking for a more active holiday there is the Ras Mohammed National Park nearby and plenty of opportunity for scuba diving, watersports and camel riding.

Marrakech is divided into two distinct parts: the Medina, the historical city, and the new European modern district called Gueliz or Ville Nouvelle.  The city is perfect for explorers; Medina is full of intertwining narrow passageways and local shops that are full of character.  In contrast, Gueliz plays host to modern restaurants and big brand stores.

Agadir has become a popular destination in recent years largely due to its spectacular beach and Mediterranean climate which sees average temperatures of 21C in winter and 32C in summer.  Its sandy shores, modern coastal city feel and dozens of hotels are now a huge attraction and it draws crowds of Europeans during the winter months.

easyJet also flies to the diving paradise, Hurghada - a thriving resort which caters specifically to divers if honeymooners are looking for a diving themed break. Located on the shores of the Red Sea, divers are able to access to a number of stunning reefs and see the legendary wreck graveyard of Sha'ab Abu Nuhas.

Sophie continues: "These new routes offer romantic honeymoons for all tastes and all budgets and ensure that our customers can enjoy a honeymoon that they've set their hearts on."

easyJet flies to Agadir direct from Gatwick airport from as little as £30.99 (one way including taxes).

easyJet flies to Marrakech direct from Manchester and Gatwick airports from as little as £34.99 (one way including taxes).

easyJet flies to Sharm el Sheikh direct from Luton and Gatwick airports from as little as £107.99 (one way including taxes).




Notes to editors


easyJet is Europe's leading low-fares airline, currently operating 175 aircraft on 420 routes between 110 airports in 27 countries. easyJet carried over 44 million passengers in the past 12 months.


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