EasyJet gearing up for busiest weekend of year

EasyJet is predicting the busiest weekend of the year with the start of the school summer holidays across the UK.

The budget airline is preparing to carry more than 135,000 passengers from the UK on over 80 routes to green and amber list destinations across Europe.

A total of 251 flights will serve popular destinations including Malta, Madeira, Malaga, Faro and Lisbon in Portugal, and Corfu and Athens in Greece.

The airline’s most popular destinations include Menorca, Malaga, Alicante, Faro and Lisbon.

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The airline is set to carry more than 7,000 passengers this weekend from Manchester airport to green and amber destinations.

A recent easyJet survey showed that 61% of people say they are much more likely to want to travel abroad once they have been double jabbed with the research revealing that travel was a major reason in (47%) driving their decision to get vaccinated.

Flights to destinations including Ibiza, Corfu, Alicante and Tenerife are still available this summer with one-way fares starting at £22.99.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK country manager, said: “With schools breaking up for summer this weekend sees the busiest weekend so far this year and we are looking forward to taking as many people as we can on that long-awaited and well-deserved trip, or to reunite them with their loved ones.”

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