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easyJet announces year-round connection from London Gatwick to Menorca


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  • The airline will begin operating  year-round connections to Menorca for the first time this winter from London Gatwick
  • easyJet and The Fundación Fomento del Turismo de Menorca have signed an agreement until March 2027
  • Seats are now on sale on easyJet.com and via the mobile app with fares starting from £38.99*


Europe’s leading airline easyJet has announced it has extended its existing summer route from Menorca to London Gatwick to operate throughout the winter meaning the Balearic Island will now be served year-round.

The extension of the route to Menorca will provide an additional 16,000 seats throughout the winter with flights set to launch on 6 November 2024, operating twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays, providing a boost to Menorca’s international connectivity during the winter season as well as serving demand for connectivity to the Island.

The president of the Consell Insular de Menorca, Adolfo Vilafranca, the island’s director of Tourism Promotion, Begoña Mercadal, and the General Director of easyJet in Southern Europe, Javier Gándara, presented the agreement at a press conference today in Menorca, representing a further step forward in one of the main objectives of the Consell Insular’s government team, to ensure the year-round connectivity of the island.

Javier Gándara, General Director of easyJet in Southern Europe, said:

“We are delighted to announce that our route between Menorca and London Gatwick will now operate all year round. This extension to the winter season not only underlines our commitment to sustained growth in Spain, but also demonstrates our dedication to the local community in Menorca.

At easyJet, we understand the importance of international connectivity and are proud to contribute to the island’s strategy of year-round connectivity to London and beyond.“

Adolfo Vilafranca, President of the Consell Insular de Menorca, said:

”We are demonstrating our work with concrete facts: this agreement is the result of a lot of hard work and good will to connect the island even more in the low season, guaranteeing international routes during the winter months.

[i"Being able to have this air route that allows us to be directly connected to London, is the answer to a popular demand in two directions: both from residents of the island who want to fly to the British capital, and from those the United Kingdom who want to visit us between November and March, that is, away from the summer. We are focused on moving towards a sustainable season throughout the year. In fact, the promotional activities agreed with easyJet will be linked to Menorca’s culture, active tourism, gastronomy and nature[/i].”

The Consell and the Foundation continue to enhance air connections to promote tourism on the island all year round and provide customers with key connectivity outside of the summer season.

Since launching operations in the Balearic Islands more than 25 years ago, easyJet has carried nearly 45 million passengers and has grown to connects the islands to Europe and the UK on 64 routes. easyJet began operations in Menorca in 2005 with flights from London Gatwick and has carried 3.6 million passengers to date.

Flights from London Gatwick to Menorca for this winter are now available to book from just £38.99* on easyJet.com and via the mobile app. For more information on easyJet’s network from the UK and to book visit easyJet.com.

For further information, please contact the easyJet Press Office on 01582 525252 or log onto mediacentre.easyJet.com

Notes to editors

*Flights one way per person including taxes

About easyJet

easyJet is Europe’s leading airline offering a unique and winning combination of the best route network connecting Europe’s primary airports with great value fares and friendly service.

easyJet flies on more of Europe’s most popular routes than any other airline and carried more than 82 million passengers in 2023 with more than 11.3 million travelling for business. The airline has over 300 aircraft flying on nearly 1000 routes to more than 155 airports across 35 countries. Over 300 million Europeans live within one hour’s drive of an easyJet airport.

easyJet aims to be a good corporate citizen, employing people on local contracts in eight countries across Europe in full compliance with national laws and recognising their trade unions. The airline supports several local charities and has a corporate partnership with UNICEF which has raised nearly £17m for the most vulnerable children since it was established in 2012.

In 2022, easyJet published its roadmap to net zero by 2050. The roadmap, which also features a combination of fleet renewal, operational efficiencies, airspace modernisation, Sustainable Aviation Fuel and carbon removal technology, has set an ambitious interim carbon emissions intensity reduction target of 35% by 2035 which is validated by the Science-based targets initiative (SBTi). The airline’s ultimate aim is to fully transition its fleet to zero carbon emission technology, which it will achieve through a number of strategic partnerships including with Airbus, Rolls-Royce and GKN Aerospace Solutions. Since 2000, the airline has successfully reduced its carbon emissions per passenger, per kilometre by one-third.  

Innovation is in easyJet’s DNA – since launching nearly 30 years ago, easyJet changed the way people fly to the present day where the airline leads the industry in digital and operational innovations to make travel more easy and affordable for its passengers.

In 2023 easyJet was named by TIME as one of the World’s Best Companies and a Leader in Diversity 2024 by The Financial Times.


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