EasyJet hikes capacity to green list destinations

EasyJet has put an extra 105,000 seats on sale across existing routes to Gibraltar and Portugal since the government’s green list announcement.

A fresh capacity hike includes 25,000 seats and more package holidays to Portugal.

The budget carrier claims to be offering more seats on flights to European green list destinations than any other UK operator.

More than 1.65 million seats are available to quarantine-free destinations  from ten UK airports including Gatwick, Luton and Manchester.

Summer fares lead in at £29.99 one-way with package holidays starting at £359 per person.

The additional flights follow the government confirming its traffic light system for reopening overseas travel from May 17, with just 12 countres on the green list, including Portugal and Gibraltar. 

A new online traffic light system information page has been created by the airline to help customers navigate green, amber and red list destination requirements so they plan and prepare for travel.

The page will be updated with the latest status when the  government makes any announcements. 

UK country manager Ali Gaymward said: “We know how much people are longing for a getaway, so we’ve increased our flights to green list destinations to take as many customers away as possible to reunite them with friends and family or on a long-awaited holiday this summer.

“We are committed to a safe restart and are confident this can happen while protecting our customers.

“We also expect the number of countries on the green list to grow next month to enable safe travel to many of our popular European summer destinations, and we have flexible policies so customers can book with confidence and change their plans if they need to.”

More seats are available on routes from:  

  • Belfast to Faro operating twice a week on Sundays and Thursdays
  • Bristol to Faro operating three times a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
  • Bristol to Madeira (Funchal) operating weekly on Sunday 
  • Bristol to Porto operating weekly on Saturdays
  • Gatwick to Faro operating up to three times a week
  • Gatwick to Madeira (Funchal) operating once a week on Sundays 
  • Gatwick to Lisbon operating up to three times a week on Saturdays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 
  • Gatwick to Porto 
  • Liverpool to Faro operating three times a week on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
  • Luton to Faro operating once a week on Saturdays 
  • Luton to Lisbon operating twice a week on Sundays and Mondays 
  • Luton to Porto
  • Manchester to Faro 
  • Manchester to Porto

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