easyJet boosts UK-Netherlands offering

Low cost carrier easyJet has begun operations between Birmingham, among the UK airports hardest hit by the pandemic, and Amsterdam/Schiphol

The new service will operate four times a week, on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. easyJet now operates to eight locations from its Birmingham base, with the new service joining operations to destinations such as Belfast, Corfu, Edinburgh and Jersey.

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Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK country manager, said: “We are really pleased with the launch of the inaugural flight on our new route. The launch strengthens our Birmingham network and underpins our ambition of always providing a great service and low fares.”

Birmingham Airport chief executive Nick Barton added: “The launch of today’s new Amsterdam service by easyJet will give frequent and affordable services with a loyal and reliable brand. We are incredibly pleased to see the carrier growing services from Birmingham Airport as the industry recovers from the pandemic, offering Midlanders several routes to popular business and leisure destinations.”

Amsterdam became the world’s busiest international airport in August, overtaking Dubai International. According to data from EUROCONTROL, there were 1,077 departures and arrivals at the Dutch hub in the last week of the month.