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Article from TNU DECEMBER 2023

EasyJet expands

The winter season has really got under way at easyJet with inaugural flights on three new routes connecting London to Akureyri (Iceland), Cairo (Egypt) and Enfidha (Tunisia).

Flights from Gatwick to Akureyri will operate twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays this winter. Dubbed ‘The Capital of the North’, the town lies in the fjord Eyjafjörður in North Iceland and is located a short drive from many of Iceland’s top natural, cultural and historical attractions. Visitors can enjoy whale watching, hiking, viewing the Northern lights and geothermal bathing, all while taking in the stunning scenery. The new route now provides the only direct connection from the UK.

Flights to Cairo from Luton airport are now operating three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays all year-round. It boasts a rich history and will offer customers a variety of experiences in this unique and iconic city; the nearby world-famous Giza Pyramids, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, it’s world-renowned river Nile to explore, along with hundreds of resplendent palaces, mosques and museums, as well as intriguing shopping bazaars.  It is the 158th destination on easyJet’s extensive network.

Also now operating from Luton is easyJet’s new route to Enfida-Hammamet in Tunisia and operates three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays providing further choice for customers looking for a winter break this year. The popular tourist hotspot, Hammamet, is known for its colourful nightlife, sunny weather and golden beaches.

EasyJet has also announced better than expected profits for the year ended September 2023, coming in at £455m as against a previous 12-month loss of £178m. The airline is optimistic, citing strong bookings for summer 2024.

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