BUDGET airline easyJet has followed Norwegian Airlines move to offer ‘rescue fares’ for passengers stranded in Spain after Primera Air’s collapse this week.
However, the budget airline has gone beyond Norwegian’s offer and will provide direct flights to the UK, unlike Norwegian which will only offer ‘rescue’ flights to Copenhagen in Denmark.
easyJet have also pledged to offer stranded passengers additional hold luggage allowances with purchased ‘rescue fares.’
Primera Air announced its bankruptcy and immediate collapse this week leaving thousands of holidaymakers without a return flight to the UK.
Passengers without an ATOL protected holiday package are being forced to fork out for new fights.
Now, easyJet is offering to rescue former Primera Air passengers in Spain, offering a reduced rate fare to London or Manchester.
The reduced fares will be available until October 17 to passengers that can provide an original Primera Air booking reference for a flight up to this date.
The ‘rescue fares’ will be offered at the following airports in Spain:
- Las Palmas
An easyJet spokesperson has said: “Passengers can contact easyJet’s customer services on 0330 365 5000 from 8am on Wednesday 3rd October in order to book the rescue fare which is subject to availability”
As tickets for easyJet ‘rescue fares’ are subject to availability, stranded passengers can find other fares to the UK at the following airports:
TUI Airways are offering flights from Birmingham and Manchester with fares from £39 each way
Jet2 have announced flights from Birmingham, Manchester and London Stansted with prices starting from £39 each way
Thomas Cook offers flights from a host of UK airports with fares from £51.99 each way
British Airways have listed flights to London from £56
Jet2 fly to Manchester with fares from £45 each way
TUI Airways also offer flights to many UK airports from £39 each way
Multiple airlines fly to UK with the cheapest fares from £57 each way