EasyJet announces raft of new European routes

BUDGET airline easyJet yesterday announced plans to boost expansion of its European network in 2010 and said there were more routes to come.

The Luton-based carrier said it was adding 21 routes to its expansion programme in the coming year, taking the total number of routes it plans to launch in 2010 to 70.
The latest plans include new flights from Liverpool, Bristol and London Stansted to destinations in Turkey, Greece and Croatia and daily flights from Amsterdam and Paris to Prague.

An easyJet spokesman said the company planned to announce more new routes in the next few weeks.

“There are more to come,” he said.

EasyJet runs 182 aircraft on 503 routes and plans to expand its fleet to 197 jets by September next year.

Last month, the airline said chief executive Andy Harrison planned to leave the company in June after a row between its board and millionaire founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou.