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EasyJet launches 2 routes from UK airport – including to African holiday hotspot

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EASYJET has launched two new flights from a UK airport to both an African and a European holiday hotspot.

The summer holidays are just around the corner and Brits are starting to plan their getaways to make the most of the warmer months.


EasyJet has launched new flights to Tunisia and Cyprus from GlasgowCredit: Getty
Visit Cyprus has said the nation is Europe's sunniest destination


Visit Cyprus has said the nation is Europe’s sunniest destinationCredit: Getty
El Jem is a Unesco heritage site that can be visited in Tunisia


El Jem is a Unesco heritage site that can be visited in TunisiaCredit: Getty
Hammamet is known as Tunisia's answer to Saint Tropez


Hammamet is known as Tunisia’s answer to Saint TropezCredit: Getty

Two destinations they could fly to from Glasgow airport this year are Larnaca in Cyprus and Enfidha in Tunisia.

The budget airline is basing a sixth aircraft at the Scottish airport, offering new flights to the two destinations.

The route to Enfidha was launched last week, with the first flight linking the two airports taking off on Thursday, May 2.

The Larnaca service was launched shortly after, with its first journey completed on Saturday, May 4.

Flights to Enfidha will now continue throughout year, twice a week, on both Thursdays and Sundays.

The Cypriot route will also be served twice a week, with planes flying on Tuesdays and Saturdays throughout the summer.

The airline told The Herald that the new routes demonstrated its “long-term commitment to Scotland by providing more great value choice, offering 86 routes across 19 countries in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa”.

Meanwhile, Glasgow airport managing director Mark Beveridge said the launch would offer “more choice and convenience” for passengers.

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He told TTG: “It has been nearly 30 years since easyJet’s first-ever flight touched down in Glasgow and in the ensuing years the relationship between airline and airport has gone from strength to strength.

“Today, we welcome the addition of a sixth aircraft to easyJet’s Glasgow-based fleet, which is a significant investment and underlines the airline’s commitment to delivering growth at our airport.

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“This additional aircraft will help deliver even more choice and convenience for the two million passengers who choose to travel with easyJet from our airport each year.”

Passengers heading to Enfidha in Tunisia can enjoy days at the beach, with the Gulf of Hammamet right next to the airport.

Hammamet has been labelled the “Tunisian Saint Tropez” and has one of the best beaches in the North African country.

It’s also home to vibrant markets and restaurants, allowing visitors to really get a taste of Tunisian culture and life.

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  1. Pasqyra Beach, Albania
  2. Paralia Mpouka, Greece
  3. Kassiopi, Greece
  4. Plage de la Vernette, France
  5. Kaputas Beach, Turkey
  6. Voulisma Beach, Greece
  7. Foki Beach, Greece
  8. Praia do Carvalho, Portugal
  9. Omprogialos, Greece
  10. Los Lances Beach, Spain
  11. Troon Beach, Scotland
  12. Zlatni Rat, Croatia
  13. Ploce Beach, Montenegro
  14. Marina del Cantone, Italy
  15. Cannon Beach, USA
  16. Cala Saona, Spain
  17. Keem Bay, Ireland
  18. Antisamos, Greece
  19. Plaza Kutlesa, Croatia
  20. Štikovica, Croatia
  21. Platja es Tancats, Spain
  22. Platja des Coll Baix, Spain
  23. Dafnoudi Beach, Greece
  24. Paloma Beach, France
  25. Praia de Boneca, Portugal
  26. Cala Figuera, Spain
  27. Milocher Beach, Montenegro
  28. Matira Beach, French Polynesia
  29. Cape Kaliakra, Bulgaria
  30. Playa El Doradillo, Argentina said of the destination: “Referred to as the ‘Tunisian Saint Tropez,’ Hammamet is a vibrant, sophisticated beach town with an exciting medina, souks, restaurants, nightlife and more.

“Found to the south of the Cape Bon peninsula, the town is one of Tunisia’s prime tourist destinations and the biggest pull is the 10-km stretch of superb beach.

The gulf of Hammamet is home to one of the best beaches in Tunisia, with soft, powdery sand and warm, azure sea surrounded by palm trees – you could be forgiven for thinking you’re in the Caribbean.”

Meanwhile, a short drive away is the Unesco heritage site of El Jem, boasting the ruins of the largest colosseum in North Africa.

The 3rd century monument could hold up to 35,000 spectators and is an outstanding example of Roman architecture.

Meanwhile, Brits heading to Larnaca also have plenty of beaches to enjoy, with places like Paphos, Agios Georgios and holiday resort Ayia Napa all within driving distance from the airport.

Visit Cyprus describes the island nation as “Europe’s sunniest island” and claims it’s ideal for year-round vacations.

Flights on the new Enfidha route are available from £77, while the Larnaca route can be booked from £47.

Meanwhile, this airline has launched new flights to a lesser-visited holiday destination, home to one of the seven wonders of the world.

And this European capital is set to get brand new direct flights to the UK for the first time in four years.

Both of the new flight routes were launched earlier this month


Both of the new flight routes were launched earlier this monthCredit: Getty

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