easyJet has celebrated the commencement of its new service between Gibraltar and London Luton today.

The first flight arrived into Gibraltar from London Luton at 3:50pm with 125 passengers onboard.

easyJet have said the new service is operating twice weekly year round on Tuesdays and Saturdays on an Airbus A319 aircraft with fares starting from £15.72 (*based on two people travelling on the same booking)

London Luton joins Bristol, London Gatwick and Manchester on easyJet’s route network from Gibraltar.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager said:

We’re delighted to have operated the first flight of this new service today and to be increasing our services from Gibraltar. This is a fourth UK service to our network from the airport and we continue to see an increased number of travellers looking to fly with easyJet on our Gibraltar routes. With affordable fares and flight time of just over two and a half hours, we’re confident that this new service to London Luton will prove popular with both business and leisure travellers.

“We remain fully committed to serving Gibraltar and supporting the growth of tourism and business through our easy and affordable fares.”

Gilbert Licudi MP QC, Minister for Tourism and Commercial Aviation added:

We warmly welcome easyJet’s new London Luton service, which will cater for the north London region and beyond.The introduction of this fourth UK departure point to Gibraltar for easyJet highlights the demand that exists for travel to Gibraltar, be it for business, leisure, student travel and visiting friends and relatives on both sides of the route”.

“We continue to work with the airline in exploring even further opportunities, as well as growing existing routes.”