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EasyJet launches new routes and holidays for summer 2023

EasyJet launches new routes and holidays for summer 2023

EasyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has today announced it will be adding eleven new routes to its UK network for summer 2023, Packages from easyJet holidays are also available on all the new routes.

From nine airports across the UK, more than 200,000 extra seats are on sale today across flights on new routes to some of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations including the popular Greek islands Santorini and Chania, Corsica and Lisbon, as well as Antalya and Izmir in Turkey.  Convenient city connections are also launching to Amsterdam from Southend, from Glasgow to Lisbon, and from Birmingham to Naples for the first time this summer, while a new service from Manchester to Paris Orly which will operate year-round.

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The airline will also once again offer flights from London Gatwick to Ancona in Italy, with a twice weekly service operating on Mondays and Fridays, providing an even greater range of options for passengers travelling from the south of England, wishing to explore more of Italy’s charming Adriatic coast.

Flights are on sale from today on easyJet.com or via the app and customers can book early to take advantage of great value fares now available from just £22.99*. Package holidays are available from £209 per person, through easyJet holidays.

New easyJet routes now on sale:

  • London Gatwick to Ancona flights will operate twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays from 26 June with fares from £28.99*
  • London Gatwick to Calvi flights will operate twice a week on, Wednesdays and Sundays from 28 June with fares from £42.89*
  • London Luton to Izmir flights will operate twice weekly on Mondays and Saturdays from 3 April with fares from £41.99*
  • Southend to Amsterdam flights will operate twice weekly on Mondays and Saturdays from 24 May with fares from £22.99*
  • Bristol to Chania flights will operate twice weekly on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 27 June with fares from £32.99*
  • Birmingham to Naples flights will operate twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1 April with fares from £26.99*
  • Manchester to Paris Orly flights will operate Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 27 March with fares from £22.99*
  • Edinburgh to Antalya flights will operate twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 3 June fares from £39.99*
  • Edinburgh to Santorini flights will operate on Tuesdays from 6 June fares from £39.99*
  • Glasgow to Lisbon flights will operate twice weekly on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 2 June with fares from £39.99*
  • Belfast to Antalya flights will operate twice weekly on Wednesdays and Sundays from 26 March with fares from £37.99*

Book with easyJet holidays (www.easyjet.com/en/holidays tel: 0330 365 5005):

  • easyJet holidays offers seven nights at 5* Ramada Hotel and Suites by Wyndam Kusadasi in Izmir on an All Inclusive basis for £332 per person including 23kg of luggage per person, transfers and flights from Luton on 17 April 2023.
  • easyJet holidays offers seven nights at 4* Paralia Diamond in Santorini on a Bed & Breakfast basis for £450 per person including 23kg of luggage per person, transfers and flights from Edinburgh on 7 June 2023.
  • easyJet holidays offers seven nights at 4* Atlantica Caldera Bay in Chania on a Bed & Breakfast basis for £505 per person including 23kg of luggage per person, transfers and flights from Bristol on 4 July 2023.
  • easyJet holidays offers three nights at 5* Grand Hotel Parker’s in Naples on a Bed & Breakfast basis for £330 per person including 23kg of luggage per person and flights from Birmingham on 2 August 2023.
  • easyJet holidays offers three nights at 5* Dom Pedro Lisboa in Lisbon on a Room Only basis for £326 per person including 23kg of luggage per person and flights from Glasgow on 10 June 2023.

EasyJet serves 19 UK airports, offering over 476 routes to over 133 destinations from the UK to Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.

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Turkish Airlines Expands U.S Network to 20 Destinations

Turkish Airlines Expands U.S Network to 20 Destinations

Turkish Airlines, renowned for its expansive global network, currently flies to more countries than any other carrier worldwide.

Recently, the airline has expanded its reach in the United States, bringing the total number of destinations served to 14. With the recent addition of Denver and Dallas, the airline is now setting its sights on further expansion.

In a recent interview, Turkish Airlines Chairman telegraphed the next four U.S. cities that are in their crosshairs: Philadelphia, Charlotte, Orlando, and Minneapolis. These additions will join an already impressive roster that includes Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New York JFK, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington Dulles.

As of now, Turkish Airlines operates flights to 14 destinations across the United States. The confirmed destinations include Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas (DFW), Denver (DEN), Detroit (DTW), Houston (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK), Newark (EWR), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA), and Washington (IAD).

Bolat, in his interview, indicated that Turkish Airlines plans to eventually serve 20 destinations in the United States. The proposed new routes to Philadelphia, Charlotte, Orlando, and Minneapolis would bring the total to 18, suggesting there are two additional cities potentially on the horizon.

However, it’s important to note that flights from Minneapolis and Orlando directly to Istanbul are not imminent, as the airline has not yet made any official announcements, and ticket sales have not commenced. Additionally, representatives from Minneapolis airport have not commented on the possibility of nonstop service to Istanbul.

The airline’s ambitious expansion plans are supported by the acquisition of numerous additional widebody planes over the next few years, necessitating new destinations to deploy these aircraft. Turkish Airlines’ strategy appears to be targeting major American Airlines hubs, ensuring a strong presence across key U.S. cities.

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Singapore Airlines Offers $25,000 to Compensation Those Affected by Turbulence

Singapore Airlines Offers $25,000 to Compensation Those Affected by Turbulence

On Tuesday, Singapore Airlines announced a compensation package for passengers who sustained injuries during a turbulent flight last month. Flight SQ321, traveling from London to Singapore, encountered severe turbulence on May 20, 2024, resulting in a traumatic experience for those on board.

In a statement, Singapore Airlines (SIA) extended its deepest apologies to the passengers affected by the incident. The airline confirmed that compensation offers were sent out on June 10, 2024. For passengers who suffered minor injuries, SIA has offered $10,000 in compensation. Those with more serious injuries have been invited to discuss personalized compensation packages tailored to their specific needs once they feel ready.

A particularly tragic outcome of the turbulence was the death of a 73-year-old British man. Other passengers and crew members sustained serious injuries, including skull, brain, and spine injuries. For passengers requiring long-term medical care, SIA is offering an advance payment of $25,000 to address their immediate needs. This amount will be included in the final compensation package.

In addition to financial compensation, SIA is offering a full refund of the airfare to all passengers who were on flight SQ321, regardless of whether they were injured. Passengers will also receive compensation for the delay in accordance with European Union and United Kingdom regulations. To help with immediate expenses, each passenger was provided with S$1,000 upon arrival in Bangkok, where the flight was diverted. The airline has also covered medical expenses and arranged for family members of the injured to travel to Bangkok.

Affected passengers have received emails detailing their compensation offers and the process for claiming them. Singapore Airlines urges passengers to contact them for any inquiries or further assistance, promising prompt responses.

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Severe Hailstorm Damages Nose and Cockpit Windows of Austrian Airlines Flight

Severe Hailstorm Damages Nose and Cockpit Windows of Austrian Airlines Flight

An Austrian Airlines flight from Palma de Mallorca, Spain to Vienna, Austria (flight OS434) encountered a severe hailstorm during its approach to Vienna-Schwechat Airport on Sunday, sustaining significant damage.

The airline reported that the aircraft was struck by a severe thunderstorm cell that was not visible on the weather radar, resulting in extensive damage to the cockpit windows, exterior coverings, and notably, the nose cone.

The cockpit crew, caught off guard by the invisible storm cell, made a mayday distress call as the plane was battered by hail. The impact damaged the two front cockpit windows, stripped coverings off the aircraft’s nose, and caused other external damage. Photos shared on social media vividly displayed the severe damage to the front of the plane.

Passenger Emmeley Oakley, who was on board during the chaotic flight, recounted the harrowing experience to ABC News. She mentioned that they were about 20 minutes from landing when the plane entered a cloud of hail and thunderstorm, leading to powerful turbulence.

“We could definitely feel the hail coming down on the plane and it was quite loud and… super rocky for a minute,” Oakley described in a text message to the station. She estimated that the plane took about two minutes or less to fly through the hailstorm, during which “phones and cups” were thrown around the cabin, causing some passengers to panic and scream.

Oakley praised the cabin crew for their swift and effective response in calming the distressed passengers, ensuring safety and order within the cabin. austrian airlines hail

Despite the turbulent and alarming approach, the flight landed safely at Vienna-Schwechat Airport, with no injuries reported among the passengers or crew. Austrian Airlines confirmed the safe landing and stated that their technical team is currently inspecting the aircraft to assess the extent of the damage.

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