Easyjet is to offer two new domestic routes from Birmingham airport to Jersey and Newquay this summer, as demand for staycation flights continues to rise.
Twice weekly (Tuesday and Saturday) flights to Cornwall Airport Newquay will launch on July 10, followed by twice weekly (Wednesday and Sunday) services to Jersey from July 11.
The carrier says it is also adding “thousands” of additional seats on its existing Birmingham-Belfast International route, which will operate six times a week from July 3.
In April Easyjet also announced plans for five new services from Birmingham to Mallorca, Malaga, Alicante, Faro and Corfu.
With travel restrictions likely to limit flights abroad this summer, Jersey is seeing a raft of new services to accommodate demand.
Cornwall Newquay airport is also set for a “record” summer, with new routes including Easyjet’s service from Gatwick, and BA’s recently announced route from Belfast City.
Commenting on the news Nick Barton, CEO of Birmingham airport, said:
“Newquay and Jersey do not fall under the government traffic light system as they are both classed as domestic within the common travel area, giving ease and flexibility for those needing to holiday or travel for business.
“These domestic summer sun routes complement the existing Belfast International, Edinburgh and Glasgow services that Easyjet currently offers from Birmingham and we’re pleased that this valued airline customer is expanding its operation for Midlanders.”