New low-cost locationsEasyjet flies further afield

01 March 2006

One of the UK's major no-frills carriers is to be the first to fly to Africa.

Easyjet has announced that it will fly from Gatwick to Marrakech, in Morocco, from 4 July this year.

Until now, low-cost airlines have flown chiefly to EU destinations, but easyJet is also starting two other non-EU services this summer. From 29 June it will fly from Luton to Istanbul, in Turkey, and a day later will start a service from Luton to Rijeka, in Croatia.

The airline says that fares for these routes will range from GBP 25.99 to GBP 30.99.

Bob Tolliday, holiday expert on Which?, said: 'The nature of the no-frills business is that it will continue to look for new markets, so we can expect other airlines to announce an expansion of their routes to similar destinations.'