As we covered last month, easyJet has announced that it is moving into Birmingham Airport.
Three aircraft will be permanently based at the airport for 2024.
Whilst we don’t normally spend much time looking at easyJet, this is such a major announcement that it is worth a look. The new base will create 100 jobs in the area for pilots and cabin crew as well as knock on employment for passenger services and maintenance staff.
easyJet already flies to Birmingham from a number of its overseas bases, including Amsterdam, Geneva and Milan, but those aircraft are not based in the UK.
Having aircraft based in Birmingham will allow more early morning departures (because the airline doesn’t have to wait for an aircraft to arrive from an overseas base) as well as more late evening arrivals. It also allows flights to airports which are not also easyJet bases.
Where will easyJet fly from Birmingham?
15 new routes are due to be launched for the Summer season, starting on 31st March 2024.
Flighte are not yet bookable on the easyJet website but are bookable via easyJet Holidays. This may have changed by the time you read this.
A big hat-tip to @SeanM1997 on Twitter for the information.
- Sharm El Sheikh
- Tenerife South
Unsurprisingly, given that these routes are being served by just three aircraft, frequencies are thin.
At most, you will see three flights per week (eg Jersey). Larnaca, Heraklion and others will see just one flight per week. You will need to be flexible, and stay away for a multiple of seven days, to take advantage of many of these routes.
If you’re planning a trip to Birmingham Airport (and I’m there next Thursday to see Qatar Airways return), here are our lounge reviews:
If you need a hotel, our review of the Hilton Garden Inn at Birmingham Airport is here.