EasyJet is to serve Santorini from August as the first airline to fly to the Greek island from Luton airport this summer.

The new flights begin on August 6 and will run three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. 

The additional summer destination means that the budget carrier will be operating more than 40 routes from Luton this summer.

The airline also confirmed it will be operating its full pre-pandemic flight schedule to Alicante with 15 flights a week together with ten flights a week to both Menorca and Ibiza this summer.     

EasyJet resumed flying from the airport on July 1, and is operating around 90% of its existing Luton route network, including to Milan, Lisbon, Porto, Corfu, Rhodes, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Split, Tel Aviv and Reykjavik.               

UK country manager Ali Gayward said: “We are really pleased to announce another new destination from London Luton airport. The beautiful island of Santorini is a great addition for those looking for a belated summer holiday.

“I know many people may have had to rearrange their summer holiday plans this year so it’s great that we can continue to expand what we offer and provide them a wide choice of summer holiday destinations this year.”