EasyJet has announced it will be putting more flights on sale to the Canary Islands in response to a surge in customer demand for flights and holidays, following the UK government announcement that they have been added to the list of quarantine exempt destinations for British travellers.
The changes mean that many customers will now be able to take a winter sun break to these popular islands or reschedule a holiday that they’ve been unable to take this summer as a result of the last-minute changes to quarantine restrictions.
To help take more Brits away on a well-deserved break, easyJet will be putting additional flights on sale across its routes to the islands from London Gatwick, London Luton, Bristol, Manchester, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Belfast.
Over 180,000 additional seats to the Canary Islands will now be available up to the end of March 2021, with fares from just £22.99.
The airline has also added more seats to previously sold out dates for October Half Term, meaning families now have more opportunity to enjoy a last minute getaway in the sun. More flights are now available from London Gatwick and Manchester to Tenerife on Sunday 25th October and 1 November, Manchester to Lanzarote on 25th and 31st October and Gatwick to Lanzarote on 25th, 26th and 31st October.
EasyJet is also launching five new routes to from Edinburgh to Lanzarote and Fuerteventura; from Glasgow to Tenerife and Gran Canaria; and Belfast to Tenerife, with flights taking off from 7 November.
With a 500% increase in searches day-on-day across both the easyJet and easyJet holidays websites, the airline is responding to demand and bringing forward new routes due to launch this winter from London Luton to Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria, which will now take-off ahead of schedule also from 7 November.
All easyJet customers can change their flights to a later date without a change fee up to 14 days ahead of departure.
Ali Gayward, UK Country Manager, easyJet said: “We welcome the announcement from the UK government that the Canary Islands have been added to the list of quarantine exempt countries for British travellers.
“This will mean many of our customers will be able to take a winter sun break to these popular islands or reschedule a holiday that they’ve been unable to take this summer as a result of the last minute changes to quarantine restrictions.
“Since the government’s announcement last night we’ve already seen a surge of demand for flights and holidays to the Canary Islands – we’ve seen a 500% increase day on day on searches – so we know that there is customer demand, they want to travel and this demonstrates they will do so when travel restrictions are relaxed. In response to the demand we’re seeing from our customers we’re putting additional flights on sale from today well as launching five new routes to the Canary Islands from our airports across the UK.
“We continue to encourage the Government to take a lead in moving to testing, as well as the approval of new testing technologies, as soon as possible as effective testing is crucial to get people flying again.”