EasyJet is launching two new routes from the UK to European summer holiday hotspots

It’ll be the first airline to fly direct to a new airport on Italy’s Amalfi Coast

Amy Houghton
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Amy Houghton
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easyJet plane at Prague on the runway
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At the moment, if you want to get to the idyllic shores of Italy’s Amalfi Coast from the UK, you’ve got to fly all the way down to Naples first. But come July, that’ll all change. Travellers will be able to bypass Naples altogether and jet straight off to the newly commercialised Salerno-Amalfi Coast airport

Technically, the Salerno airport isn’t completely new. In fact, it’s almost 100 years old. The hub actually opened as a military airport in 1926, has been a training centre for emergency services and ran commercial flights between 2008 and 2016. 

So which carriers will be serving this (sort of) new airport? Well, none other than budget holiday fave easyJet has secured its place as first airline to run direct flights between Salerno-Amalfi Coast and the UK. 

Amalfi Coast, Italy
Photograph: ShutterstockAmalfi Coast, Italy

Brits will be able to travel direct from London Gatwick to Salerno from July 13, with fares costing as little as £27.99. To celebrate the launch of the new flights, easyJet holidays is also rolling out a bunch of package deals to the stunning Unesco-listed coastline. 

On top of that very exciting new venture, easyJet’s flights from Newcastle to Amsterdam are making a comeback. They’re set to recommence from September 5 this year and will take off every Thursday and Sunday. Book and find out more on the easyJet website here

Not quite the destinations you were after? Fear not, there’s loads of new UK flights being launched or relaunched at the mo. There’s this brand-new affordable airline starting flights from the UKplus all of the brand new destinations served by Ryanair. But be warned, Ryanair flights are going to get more expensive soon. And you might want to stay away from this airline, which was named worst in the UK

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