30 Jun 2016

easyJet announces two new routes from Newcastle International Airport to Berlin and Las Palmas


easyJet, Europe's leading and Newcastle's largest airline, has this morning announced that it is launching two new routes from Newcastle International Airport to Berlin in Germany and Las Palmas in Gran Canaria. 

The two new routes will start on 1st November and combined are expected to carry more than 36,000 passengers in the first year of operation alone. easyJet will be operating the only direct scheduled flights from the airport to Berlin Schoenefeld, opening up the destination to the North-East population.

Passengers in the North-East will be able to fly with easyJet directly to Berlin Schoenefeld from just £30.49* up to three times a week year-round on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, making it ideal for those wanting to visit for short city breaks. The route starts just in time for visitors wanting to experience the famous German Christmas markets and experience the traditional winter celebrations. Berlin also boasts a rich history and culture with a wealth of exhibitions and museums on the Berlin Wall and World War Two. 

Flights from Newcastle International to Las Palmas will take-off every Tuesday over the winter season and is ideal for those wanting to take advantage of Gran Canaria's winter sun and escape to warmer climes over the Christmas and New Year period. From enduring beaches to the sand dunes in Maspalomas, the shopping in Las Palmas to the night time entertainment in Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria appeals to all ages and interests. Passengers can enjoy fares starting from £32.49*.

Flights are now on sale at www.easyjet.com.

Ali Gayward, easyJet's UK Commercial Manager, commented this morning: "We are very excited to be launching these two new routes, meaning our passengers in the North-East now have a choice of 17 of Europe's best city, ski and beach destinations. 

“We’re constantly listening to the feedback from our customers and are confident that these new routes will prove very popular with our passengers.“

John Irving, Business Development Director at Newcastle International Airport, said: “We are delighted to welcome the return of Berlin to easyJet’s network from Newcastle.

“Berlin is a fantastic destination and a leading European city, so with flights conveniently timed up to three times a week year-round, we expect this service to be extremely popular with both business and leisure travellers.

“Las Palmas continues to be a favoured destination for the North East travelling public and will be ideal for those looking to escape for some winter sun.

“We have worked extremely hard to secure both services and having built a great working relationship with easyJet, we look forward to more future success.”

For those wanting to combine flights and accommodation into one package, easyJet Holidays has a fantastic selection of 3, 4 and 5 star hotels in both destinations and with a new low deposit scheme launching this week, local holidaymakers can secure the holiday of their choice with a deposit of just £60 per person and only need to pay the balance 45 days before departure. For more information please visit http://www.easyjet.com/en/holidays/