EasyJet buys Gatwick slots from Flybe

Suzie Neuwirth

BUDGET airline easyJet today confirmed that it has agreed to acquire 25 runway slots at Gatwick airport from Flybe for £20m.

The deal is subject to the approval of rival airline Flybe’s shareholders.

The slots will transfer from summer 2014 and will expand easyJet’s number of frequencies on existing routes and destinations across the UK and Europe.