More destinations for Birmingham Airport

Further routes to home and abroad announced.

Birmingham Airport has received a boost with the announcement of new services on both domestic routes and to European destinations.

easyJet has announced a new route between Birmingham and Edinburgh. The new domestic city connection will operate thirteen times a week throughout the year, with flights launching on 29th March 2020.

Over 180,000 passengers are expected to use the new service during the first twelve months of operation. Seats are due to go on sale in the coming weeks.

This is the second new Birmingham route easyJet has announced in as many weeks, following the news that the airline will operate a new service to Glasgow which shares the same start date and weekly frequency as the new service to Edinburgh.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager said: “We are delighted to be announcing another new route from Birmingham today and another connection to Scotland.

“It is the second route to Scotland in as many weeks and underlines our commitment to providing domestic services and expanding our offering for customers from the Midlands. We are confident the new service will be a popular addition to easyJet’s network with those looking to travel both for business and leisure.”

The news comes in a week when Wizz Air launches two services, welcoming back the popular Poznan route and introducing a new route to Krakow. The addition of these two new routes complement the existing six routes that Wizz Air serves to: Bydgoszcz, Gdansk, Katowice, Warsaw Chopin and Modlin airports, plus Wroclaw.

Tom Screen, Aviation Director at Birmingham Airport said: “It’s great news that Wizz Air is now operating flights to Poznań and Krakow, bringing the total number of routes Wizz Air operate from Birmingham Airport to seven. These new services provide vital connections for friends and family as well as enabling travel to exciting city break destinations! We are grateful to Wizz Air for their continued commitment to Birmingham Airport and the Midlands.

“Wizz Air also operates to Cluj-Napoca, Budapest, Bucharest, Warsaw, and Wroclaw and now adds Poznań and Krakow to its route list. The new routes are a fantastic addition and we’re really looking forward to growing our offering with Wizz Air over the next few years here at Birmingham Airport.”