easyJet launches new winter route from Birmingham Airport

easyJet has announced a new winter route from Birmingham Airport to Rovaniemi in Finland, with flights taking off for the first time from November 24.

Flights will operate twice a week on Wednesdays and Sundays throughout winter, providing customers in the Midlands with a direct connection to the home of Santa Claus and gateway to Lapland this winter.

The route is among six new routes to Rovaniemi announced on Thursday, from Berlin, Bordeaux, Geneva, Lyon and Nice meaning easyJet now offers more routes to Lapland than any other airline, with 17 services from seven countries and will operate its biggest ever Finland flying programme this winter, up 125% compared to last winter.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK country manager, said: “We’re delighted to be announcing another new winter route from Birmingham, to Rovaniemi in Finland, a destination we know is popular with families looking for a magical Christmas getaway, and continuing to offer our customers in the Midlands greater choice, convenience and connectivity to fantastic destinations across Europe, all with great value fares and fantastic service.”

Tom Screen, aviation director at BHX said: “It is truly fantastic news to see a sixth “new” winter route available from Birmingham for easyJet customers – one which I’m sure will be welcomed by all wishing to experience the beauty of Finland. This is more great news for the region’s travellers as our easyJet Birmingham Base moves from the strength to strength. We are sure these new services will be a hit for those searching for Santa Claus.”

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