easyJet launched its newest flight service between Manchester and the Gibraltar International Airport in early July. The route will operate twice weekly on Wednesdays and Sundays, and is in addition to easyJet’s regular Bristol and London routes to and from Gibraltar. The airline is boosting its weekly offering to 16 flights, in the peak summer months.

In an effort to welcome the first flight from Manchester, Minister for Tourism, Samantha Sacramento, CEO Gibraltar Air Terminal Ltd & Gibraltar Airport Fire and Rescue Service, Terence Lopez, and Chief Executive of the Gibraltar Tourist Board, Nicky Guerrero greeted passengers as they disembarked the plane.

Minister Sacramento expressed her delight in easyJet increasing its presence in Gibraltar, adding, ‘this is a particularly busy summer at Gibraltar International Airport and it is a reflection of the hard work carried out by those involved in ensuring that we grow this sector of the tourism industry in a suitable and effective manner.’

On behalf of easyJet, Ali Gayward, Head of Gibraltar commented, ‘We’re confident that this new service will prove popular with both business and leisure travellers. We remain committed to serving Gibraltar and supporting the growth of tourism and business.’