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easyJet unveils 15 new routes from Birmingham Airport

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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 announces 15 routes from Birmingham Airport

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.

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  • Barcelona
  • Berlin
  • Corfu
  • Dalaman
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  • Heraklion
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  • Kos
  • Larnaca
  • Malaga
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easyJet announces 14 new routes from Birmingham Airport

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.

Comments (46)

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  • Aston100 says:

    “I’m there next Thursday to see Qatar Airways return”
    Hi Rob, when you meet the Qatar people, can you ask them about the blackout dates (during peak English school holiday dates) for regular priced avios reward seats? You’ve said in the past that they told you there is no such thing, but several people here have found otherwise.
    The return of QR to BHX was the perfect test, and I’ve been monitoring reward seat prices almost every day for July and August 2023 since they first became available. At no point has even one business class seat been available without the Q2 double avios pricing implemented. In other words, Qatar are lying to you.
    Would be good to get the truth out of them please.

    • Rob says:

      Love the UK Qatar team as I do, you need to understand that they don’t even get told what prices their flights are going to be in a fare sale, yet alone giving them any input in the loyalty scheme!

      • Mikeact says:

        You mean that they have no clout whatsoever ? Amazing, from a pretty important market…unless they perceive it not to be. I, too, was looking for Business seats but not at twice the price. Not sure they are covered by the UK Advertising regulations, but I do feel it’s a very fair point to bring up.

  • His Holyness says:

    MAN refused me access to Fast Track with my Lufthansa boarding pass because they said the “Priority Boarding” written meant I’d paid for boarding only (lol) and it had nothing to do with Fast Track She refused to even to try scanning it. Morons. A scum airport I try to avoid if at all possible.

    • David says:

      What has this got to do with the article? (lol)

    • yorkieflyer says:

      I don’t know all these brummies trying to jump on the bandwagon when we all know Manchester is in it’s very own Super League of abysmal customer experience

    • kitten says:

      What is it about Manchester?

    • TooPoorToBeHere says:

      The phrase to use is “it’s a business class ticket”.

      I had a studiously (on my part) polite discussion with a member of staff preventing entry to fast track security at MAN a few months ago and refusing to scan my boarding pass.

      He ended up bright red in the face, shouting, inches from my face – trying to induce me to assault him.

      Eventually his shouting attracted one of his colleagues, who did scan the BP and invited me through to fast track – which was, of course, then slower than the ordinary queue for all the reasons discussed elsewhere in this thread.

  • ADS says:

    These flights may also be useful for “open jaw” itineraries … I often find flights departing BHX are significantly cheaper than ex London airports … and BHX is just over an hour from London by train … not much more than Stansted !

    • Aston100 says:

      ” I often find flights departing BHX are significantly cheaper than ex London airports”
      I have literally never seen an example of this whenever I’ve needed to choose between Birmingham and airports in London.
      In my experience, flights from BHX always cost more than the equivalent (on the same carrier) from London.

      • tony says:

        It’s worth checking. Passenger service charge is lower (although as we’ve identified they don’t really provide a service at BHX…) and award availability can be better than LHR. Have also seen big savings on Lufthansa cash fares but for this summer ex LHR was cheaper for us. EK J consistently 15% higher out of BHX.

        Also some odd ball fares show for BHX – Oman Air to BKK or CMB via Germany and Oman; LH to Abu Dhabi via Germany then onto an EY codeshare; SQ in F to SIN on the a380 used to be a steal if you could manage the Frankfurt shuffle etc.

  • SamG says:

    In my experience (Spain mainly) it’s last minute that they’re often cheaper. The parking is usually more reasonable too (we like to use short stay where possible) . Always worth a check !

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