More flights to ski and sun destinations
Skiers are to benefit from extra flights to the Alps this winter while those looking to travel to warmer climates are getting new services to holiday hotspots from budget airline easyJet (www.easyjet.co.uk) next spring.
Swiss International Airlines (www.swiss.com/uk) will have six new flights a day from London Heathrow to Geneva, one of the most convenient gateways to the Swiss, French and Italian Alps, starting on January 10.
Skiers and boarders are offered free equipment carriage with SWISS, which is one of only a few airlines not to charge passengers for checking in skis and snowboards.
The new flights will operate alongside the airline's existing services from London City Airport, giving UK passengers 30 per cent more seats to the Alps.
SWISS will have four daily flights from London City and an additional service to Zurich from January 10.
EasyJet will have new flights from Liverpool, Manchester and London Stansted from next spring, starting with a new daily service from Stansted to Cagliari on the holiday island of Sardinia and a four-times-a-week service from Manchester to Helsinki in Finland from March 28.
A new twice weekly flight from Liverpool to Malta will start on June 13. Fares for all the new flights start at £28.99 one-way, including taxes.
EasyJet is also starting four new routes from Milan and three from Paris next spring in an ongoing expansion of its network, which now consists of almost 450 destinations. It will take delivery of next aircraft early next year.