Budget-airlines have introduced new routes for summer 2023. This will make travelling to your overseas home easier.
It goes without saying that a massive appeal of buying a home in Europe is the short journey time. If you are moving to a European country full-time, then you’ll want easy access to the UK so that you keep in touch with loved ones. So that you can be there for birthdays, graduations, weddings, and just for a general catch up. Equally, if you are purchasing a holiday home, then you are going to want to be there as quickly as possible. You don’t want to waste valuable holiday time in the air.
Moreover, if you envision making quite a few trips there and back to your overseas property, it’s great to use a budget-airline.
Furthermore, having more destinations accessible by flight could mean that you can broaden your search for a property to a different location. For example, if you live in Edinburgh, have you considered buying a home in Crete? Because your dream home there just became more in reach…
EasyJet is introducing eleven new routes from nine UK airports. Meanwhile Ryanair has announced six new routes from Stanstead. This will mean over an extra 200,000 seats for passengers this summer.
EasyJet’s new flight routes are:
- Gatwick, London to Ancona, Italy (twice weekly)
- Gatwick, London to Calvi, Corsica, France (twice weekly)
- Luton, London to Izmir, Turkey (twice weekly)
- Southend to Amsterdam, Netherlands (twice weekly)
- Bristol to Chania, Crete, Greece (twice weekly)
- Birmingham to Naples, Italy (twice weekly)
- Manchester to Paris Orly, France (five times a week)
- Edinburgh to Antalya, Turkey (twice weekly)
- Edinburgh to Santorini, Greece (once a week)
- Glasgow to Lisbon, Portugal (twice weekly)
- Belfast to Antalya, Turkey (twice weekly)
Historically, the Greek islands have sometimes been difficult to get to. Although the option of flying from the UK to Athens and then taking a domestic flight to your destination is readily available throughout the year. These new flights will make these fantastic destinations easier to reach, especially for those that are not based in London.
Ryanair’s new routes from London Stansted are:
- Asturias, Spain
- Belfast, Northern Ireland
- Cornwall, England
- Edinburgh, Scotland
- Klagenfurt, Austria
- Leipzig, Germany
Additionally, British airways is set to add flights to the Greek island of Rhodes from next summer.
Good news for international travel
After the shadow that the pandemic cast across international travel, 2022 saw many European countries return to their pre-pandemic levels of tourism. These new airline routes demonstrate confidence in the coming year’s continuation of flourishing international travel. So, if the pandemic stalled your plans to buy overseas, and then you still felt unsure in 2022, know that the outlook for international travel in 2023 is positive.