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easyJet set to break record for peak summer travel day

Largest ever summer getaway on Friday will see over 300,000 passengers fly across its network

easyJet, Europe’s leading airline will welcome more than 312,000 passengers travelling on 1,970 flights across its network this Friday 19 July as the school holidays start.

In the UK alone, over 100,000 passengers are set to fly to or from easyJet’s UK airports on 600 flights with Mallorca, Malaga and Alicante topping the list of favourite sunshine destinations this summer.

easyJet will also fly a record 9.4 million passengers to and from UK airports this summer, from Thursday 18 July to Sunday 8 September, and flies over 1060 routes with a vast range of flights and summer holidays available across its network to cater for everyone this summer.

This August the airline still has more than 125,000 seats available at £50 or less across the network including some key holiday routes. Examples of this are; London Luton to Alicante on 28 August from £25.31*, London Southend to Barcelona on 28 August from £26.28* and London Luton to Palma on 14 August from £44.50. *Correct as of 16 July 2019.

Neil Slaven, easyJet’s UK Country Director said: 

 “Year after year the summer getaway continues to grow and this year is no exception. We are seeing high demand across our route network peaking today with more than 300,000 customers choosing to fly with us on their summer holidays. 

 “We are perfectly positioned to offer our customers the range, quality and value they are looking for in their perfect summer holiday.”

This summer easyJet will fly in excess of 750,000 families out of UK airports on their holidays and earlier this week the airline launched its summer Flybraries (Flying Libraries) initiative.

The easyJet lending libraries sees 60,000 copies of children’s books in seven languages made available in passenger seat-pockets across its fleet and will provide passengers the chance to share a story this summer. 

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