Easyjet announces new flights; Manchester to Moscow plans revealed

by William ASTON on November 20, 2012

Budget carrier Easyjet has announced its plans to offer flights from Manchester Airport to Moscow as of March next year.

The no-frills airline’s chief executive, Carolyn McCall, said that a route from the northern English city to the capital of Russian has been “long overdue”, before adding that the move will create a guaranteed 80 jobs. In other developments, an eighth aircraft will be added to the carrier’s Manchester base, allowing it to offer services to the capital of the Czech Republic, Prague, and Thessaloniki in Greece.

McCall told of Easyjet’s delight over being able to announce further expansions from Manchester International, as well as the arrival of further aircraft, early next year. It was added that the news will be welcomed by those connected to the regional economy as much-needed jobs will be created in the city.

While Moscow and Prague will be of interest to business or leisure travelers, McCall concluded, Thessaloniki has always been a popular choice with holidaymakers from the north of England. In October, Easyjet expanded other services from Manchester, adding its seventh aircraft to the base it has at the UK’s second-largest airport while also starting flights to Venice in Italy and Reykjavik in Iceland. Similarly, the frequency of flights from Manchester to Paphos in Greece and the Greek isle of Santorini were also increased. As of next summer, the airline will be able to offer 32 routes from Manchester.

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