Jet setters and holidaymakers will be able to add Atlantic Moroccan resort Essaouira and Stuttgart in Germany to their summer wishlist from next summer, thanks to easyJet.
The budget airliner will launch 26 new routes and will become the only UK airline offering direct flights to Essaouira (currently two and a half hours’ drive from Marrakech airport) with two flights a week from Luton.
More than 29,000 passengers are expected to fly throughout next year, with the coastal town joining Marrakech and Agadir on the airline’s network.
The new routes will provide over 420,000 additional seats across the entire easyJet network.
Meanwhile, Stuttgart will become the airline’s eighth destination in Germany.
The firm also revealed more good news for British timeshare owners heading to the sun next year. Porto in Portugal will become a new easyJet base, with new UK flights to and from Manchester, Luton and Bristol.
Prices for Luton to Essaouira start at £40.99 one-way, Manchester to Porto from £30.99, Gatwick to Stuttgart from £38.99 and Bristol to Catania from £34.99.
The airline’s UK director Sophie Dekkers said: “Our new routes are making it easier and more affordable than ever for our customers to travel to a range of summer sun destinations, along with connections to business hubs for our growing proportion of business travellers.
“We expect our new destinations to be especially popular with passengers and with a mixture of fantastic summer sun hot spots and short city breaks such as Stuttgart, we are continuing to deliver a network of destinations which provide our customers with flexibility and choice, underlining our commitment to both leisure and business passengers alike.”