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easyJet starts biggest ever sale

Air fares cut

[January 9th 2009]

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Cheaper air travel is promised as budget airline easyJet cuts fares on all flights.

The easyJet sale starts today but travellers will have to hurry to catch a bargain flight as the sale ends at midnight on Tuesday January 13th. easyJet, which describes itself as the UK's largest airline, says this is its biggest ever sale, with discounts on 16 million seats.

Air fares have been slashed with up to 25% off every seat on every route. The lower fares apply to all days, including half-term and Easter for travel between March 1st and June 30th.

Travellers looking for accommodation as well as flights may also be interested in the easyJetHotels sale. Savings of up to 75% are being offered at a choice of over 15,000 hotels and apartments across Europe for stays up until October 31st.

easyJet customers can also get a free upgrade from economy to compact with the airline's car hire partner, Europcar. The offer applies to rentals starting between March 1st and June 30th.

As the airline price war intensifies, bmi has launched its 'better for business' sale aimed at business travellers. The seat sale continues until January 31st and applies to flights until October 31st.

Fares in the sale from Heathrow airport include Moscow from £185 return, Cairo and Tel Aviv from £269 return, Riyadh from £368 return and Amman from £399 return. There are connections from a number of regional airports including Edinburgh, Manchester and Glasgow.

Domestic and short haul flights are also included in the sale. Fares from Heathrow to Dublin start from £57 return, to Edinburgh or Glasgow from £64 return, and to Brussels from £68 return.

Passengers travelling business class with bmi are able to benefit from what the airline claims is the fastest check in at Heathrow, taking 30 minutes or less. bmi is also trialling a new paperless boarding system on selected routes.

Written by: Nick Purdom

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