23 Oct 2013

easyJet to launch London Gatwick flights

DATE: 23-10-13

- Newcastle’s largest airline flights to provide flights to the capital with new route into London Gatwick Airport

easyJet has today announced that it will introduce new flights from Newcastle International Airport to London Gatwick Airport from 30 March 2014.

The new easyJet route went on sale this morning and will provide the North East’s only air link to London Gatwick Airport from March 2014. Earlier this year Flybe announced they will stop operating the connection.

The new easyJet flights to London Gatwick will operate twice per day, six days per week with fares starting from £27.49 per person.

The new route will take the total number of routes operated from Newcastle International Airport by easyJet to 15.

Ali Gayward, UK Commercial Manager at easyJet, said: “We are pleased to add London Gatwick to the list of destinations served from Newcastle International Airport and continue to demonstrate our commitment to the North East of England.

“As London remains’ one of the North East’s key trading partners we have designed a frequent schedule which will make it easy for business travellers to reach the capital and affordable for everyone whether they travel for business or leisure.”

Dave Laws, chief executive at Newcastle International Airport, said: "The announcement that easyJet will operate the Newcastle to Gatwick route from the end of March is fantastic news for the North East.

"This is a vital connection for those in the region who want to reach London and the South East, and it also gives passengers the opportunity to use the wide range of flights leaving from Gatwick Airport to destinations across the globe.

"We're very pleased that easyJet have seen the importance of the route and joined us in maintaining this vital link."

Iain Malcolm, Leader of South Tyneside Council and Leader of the LA7, added: "On behalf of Newcastle Airport's local authority shareholders, I am pleased to see the continued investment from easyJet in the North East. We know the airport's customers will take advantage of this route to connect to the capital, whether they're travelling for business or leisure."

Travellers looking to book their summer flights, accommodation and transfers in one place can find a wide range of flexible and affordable breaks from all easyJet airports on the easyJet Holidays website: www.easyJet.com/holidays or by calling 0843 104 1000.

*Fares are based on two adults travelling on the same booking