Airlines launch new routes from around the UK to the Canary Islands to meet demand

Oct 26, 2020

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In the wake of last week’s good news that more destinations were added to England’s travel corridor list, there’s been a huge spike in demand for travel from across the country to the Canary Islands.

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The surge in demand has resulted in airlines not only increasing frequencies and adding additional seats to routes to the Canaries, but it has led to EasyJet and Wizz Air adding a total of seven new routes from across the U.K. to increase would-be passengers’ chances of being able to escape into the winter sun this season.

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As of 7 November, EasyJet will add a total of five new routes to the Canary Islands from three airports: Edinburgh (EDI) and Glasgow (GLA) in Scotland and Belfast (BFS) in Northern Ireland.


Belfast (BFS) will welcome a new EasyJet route to Tenerife (TFS), which will operate twice per week on Wednesdays and Saturdays and is currently scheduled from 7 November until the end of March. One-way flights start as low as £23.


The Scottish capital will benefit from the addition of two new EasyJet routes to Lanzarote (ACE) and Fuerteventura (FUE), which are both scheduled to operate twice weekly until the end of March, starting on 7 and 8 November, respectively. One-way fares are currently available from £31. The Lanzarote flights will run on Wednesdays and Saturdays and the Fuerteventura flights on Tuesdays and Sundays.


And from Glasgow, there will be two new EasyJet routes to Tenerife (TFS) and Gran Canaria (LPA), which commence on 7 and 9 November, respectively. The flights will operate twice weekly to Tenerife on Wednesdays and Saturdays and to Gran Canaria on Mondays and Fridays. One-way fares to Tenerife start from £34, and to Gran Canaria from £30.

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Wizz Air


It’s been a big year for Wizz Air at Gatwick, which made the airport a U.K. base earlier in the year and upped its route count to nine. Now, as travellers focus on chasing some much-needed winter sun after a summer of restrictions, the airline is adding two new routes from its Gatwick base.

As of Saturday, 31 October, there will be a three-times-weekly return service to Tenerife (TFS), which will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Additionally, as of 1 November, there will be a twice-weekly return service to Fuerteventura, which will operate on Mondays and Fridays.

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Overall, the additions from these two low-cost carriers mean more options for U.K.-based travellers.

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