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Budget airline goes Greek

Thu, 29 Nov, 2007

Budget airline easyJet has announced it is to launch a new service from London Gatwick Airport to the Greek city of Thessaloniki early next year.

The first flight on the three times a week service will take off from London Gatwick Airport on January 30th, with one-way fares available from £27.99 including taxes.

David Osborne, easyJet's UK general manager, predicted the flights to Thessaloniki, which is close to the tourist hotspot of Halkidiki, will prove popular with holidaymakers.

"Thessaloniki is the second Greek destination easyJet will offer from the UK and we expect to carry over 41,000 passengers on the route this summer," said Mr Osborne.

The low-cost carrier is also hoping to cash-in further on the Spanish holiday market by launching a new service from Newcastle Airport to Murcia next spring.

It will operate three times a week from May 17th and seats will be available from £23.99 one way including taxes.

Joe Evans

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