If you’re on the hunt for a dirt-cheap getaway this summer, now’s the time to get excited. Low-cost airlines Ryanair and easyJet have both just revamped their route options, thereby opening up tonnes of new destinations (as well as providing increased options on existing routes) throughout Europe.
From the mountains of Asturias in northern Spain to Greek island paradises like Santorini, Ryanair and easyJet’s options look very tempting indeed. Here’s our lowdown of all the dazzling new routes added to the budget carriers’ schedules this summer.
Ryanair’s new routes for 2023
- Brussels (Belgium) to Asturias (Spain), Lodz (Poland) and Nantes (France).
- Cluj (Romania) to Brussels, Dublin (Ireland), Milan Bergamo (Italy) and Paris Beauvais (France).
- Edinburgh (UK) to Cornwall (UK).
- Düsseldorf (Germany) to Asturias, Milan Bergamo, Pula (Croatia) and Reus (Spain).
- Faro (Portugal) to Aarhus (Denmark), Barcelona (Spain), Belfast (UK), Exeter (UK), Frankfurt (Germany), Rome Fiumicino (Italy) and Toulouse (France).
- Iasi (Romania) to Brussels, Dublin, Milan Bergamo and Paris Beauvais.
- London Stansted to Edinburgh, Belfast, Asturias, Leipzig (Germany), Cornwall and Klagenfurt (Austria).
- Madrid (Spain) to Liverpool (UK).
- Porto (Portugal) to Bristol (UK), Castellon (Spain), Leeds (UK), Maastricht (Netherlands), Naples (Italy), Nimes (France), Palermo (Italy), Shannon (Ireland), Stockholm (Sweden), Strasbourg (France), Trapani (Italy), Turin (Italy) and Wroclaw (Poland).
- Rome Ciampino to Amman (Jordan) , East Midlands (UK), Liverpool, Rabat (Morocco) and Tangiers (Morocco).
- Rome Fiumicino to Alicante (Spain), Asturias, Cork (Ireland), Dublin, Gdansk (Poland), Memmingen (Germany), Palma (Spain), Skiathos (Greece), Split (Croatia) and Vilnius (Lithuania).
easyJet’s new routes for 2023
- Belfast to Antalya (Turkey).
- Birmingham (UK) to Naples.
- Bristol to Chania (Greece).
- Edinburgh to Antalya and Santorini (Greece)
- Glasgow to Lisbon (Portugal).
- London Gatwick to Ancona (Italy) and Calvi (France).
- London Luton to Izmir (Turkey).
- Manchester (UK) to Paris Orly.
- Southend (UK) to Amsterdam (Netherlands).
Of course, given the severely negative environmental effects of flying and the increasingly high costs of not using a budget carrier, you might prefer to avoid travelling by plane this year completely (read more about why you should def consider that here). Luckily enough, Europe’s now crammed with affordable train options – just look at all the new night train routes we’re excited to try in 2023.
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