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Easyjet Launch New Routes From Manchester Airport

Monday, 08 February 2010

easyJet, Europe's leading low-fares airline, today (Monday 8 February) launches the first of its four new routes from Manchester.

The airline continues to expand in the North West with its new Helsinki route taking flight today followed by Sharm El Sheik and Zurich on 30 April 2010 and Menorca on 1 May 2010.

The airline expects more new routes to be announced later this year.

Trevor Spinks, UK commercial manager of easyJet, said: "easyJet continues to attract new customers because we offer the lowest fares to the most convenient airports.

"Despite the challenging economic conditions, we have more than quadrupled the number of passengers we fly from Manchester in under two years and will hit the 1 million passenger milestone this month."

easyJet arrived at Manchester Airport in March 2008, initially operating five routes and carrying 200,000 passengers in its first year. Since then it has expanded its routes to 19 - covering Paphos, Alicante, Corfu, Marrakech and Sofia.

In the coming six months, easyJet is launching over 70 new routes across its European network: http://corporate.easyjet.com/media/route-launch-dates/2010.aspx

The addition of these new services means the airline will now fly to over 500 routes connecting nearly 120 key airports in 28 countries across Europe, North Africa and Middle East.




About easyJet:

easyJet is Europe's leading low-fares airline, currently operating 182 aircraft on 500 routes, to 117 airports in 28 countries. easyJet carried over 46 million passengers in the past 12 months.


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