EasyJet is set to expand its operations in Spain with the launch of twelve new flights in 2024. These include seven routes dedicated to the Balearic Islands.
The airline has announced that it will introduce new flights connecting Palma, Mallorca with two UK airports – Belfast and Southampton. This expansion is part of a larger initiative to strengthen EasyJet’s presence in Spain, particularly in the Balearics.
In addition to the UK routes, the expansion in Palma includes flights to Athens, Montpellier, Nantes, and Prague. And for travellers looking to visit Menorca, a new route from Oporto will also be available. Moreover, these additions are expected to create a total of 11,700 new seats. Therefore, enhancing the airline’s capacity in the region.
Ticket sales for these new routes will commence on the EasyJet website starting Thursday December 7th. The service to Southampton and the routes to France are scheduled to begin operations between March and May. The Belfast route will be operational from June, just in time for the summer travel rush.
Record profit forecast
EasyJet’s expansion plans in Spain are a part of its broader growth strategy. It was indicated by its record profit forecast for the second half of 2023. Palma Son Sant Joan Airport remains a pivotal base in these plans. Consequently the airline is set to increase its fleet there from seven to eight planes.
The airline’s performance in Mallorca has been noteworthy. By the end of 2023, EasyJet is expected to have transported over 2.5 million passengers to and from Mallorca. This means an 11% increase from the previous year. With an impressive average occupancy rate of 90%, these new routes are poised to build upon EasyJet’s already strong presence in the Balearic Islands. Herewith, offering more options and flexibility for travelers flying between the UK, France, and Spain’s cherished island destinations.