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easyJet launches new route from London Luton to Crete

Published: 20 October 2011

easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, has today announced that it will operate a new route to Heraklion in Crete for the first time from London Luton Airport.

Supporting its pledge to make travel easy and affordable, fares on this new route start from as little as £44.99 (one-way including taxes). The inaugural flight will take off from London Luton Airport on 21 April 2012 and will operate once a week. 
Hugh Aitken, easyJet's UK commercial manager, said: “Were delighted to be launching this new route to the sunshine destination of Heraklion in Crete.  Crete remains a huge draw to British holidaymakers and the addition of easyJet flights from London Luton Airport makes it even easier for travellers to visit this wonderful destination.” 
Heraklion - the largest city in Crete and the airport where easyJet will fly to - provides short transfer times to popular resorts such as Malia and Agios Nikolaos. 
Crete attracts thousands of holidaymakers for its spectacular mountains, hidden coves and Europe’s only palm tree forest beach which makes it a suitable destination for both independent adventurers and those after a relaxing break.
easyJet now carries more than five million passengers through London Luton Airport each year and has 16 aircraft based there. It has grown to operate 35 routes including Istanbul, Palma De Mallorca, Cyprus, Barcelona and Munich.
Crete is the second new route to be announced from London Luton Airport recently. Just last month the airline confirmed it will begin operating a new route to Corfu twice a week from 31 March 2012. Prices start from £37.99 and bookings are now being taken.
Flights on the new route to Heraklion, are now available on
For travellers looking to book their flights, accommodation and transfers in one go can find a wide range of flexible and affordable breaks to all easyJet destinations flying from London Luton on the easyJet Holidays website (

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For further information please contact:  Andrew McConnell, easyJet Press Office, 01582 525252
Notes to Editors
About easyJet:
easyJet operates Europe's No. 1 air transport network with a leading presence on Europe's top 100 routes and at Europe's 50 largest airports.
easyJet flies on more than 582 routes between 128 airports in 29 countries. More than 300 million Europeans live within one hour's drive of an easyJet airport, more than any other airline.
The airline takes sustainability seriously. easyJet invests in the latest technology, operates efficiently and fills most of its seats which means that an easyJet passenger's carbon footprint is 22% less than a passenger on a traditional airline, flying the same aircraft on the same route.
easyJet Holidays:
The arrangements for a holiday booked on the easyJet Holidays website are made by easyJet, acting as principal for flights and as disclosed agent for travel insurance, car rental and airport parking; and by Lowcostbeds acting as agent for accommodation and transfers.


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