EasyJet has placed an extra 25,000 green list seats on sale, mainly to Portugal, pushing total seat capacity added since the government’s green list reveal past 100,000.
The airline says it is now offering 1.65 million seats from 10 UK airports to green list destinations this summer. It has also upped package holiday capacity in response to demand.
It has added extra Faro capacity from Belfast, Bristol, Gatwick, Liverpool, Luton and Manchester; Lisbon from Gatwick and Luton; Porto from Bristol, Gatwick, Luton and Manchester; and Funchal (Madeira) from Bristol and Gatwick.
EasyJet has also created a new traffic light information page to help customers assess any Covid travel requirements and plan their travel accordingly.
"Pent-up demand shows Brits want to travel to green destinations this summer," said the airline.
Ali Gayward, EasyJet’s UK country manager, said: "We know how much people are longing for a getaway, so we’ve increased flights to green list destinations to take as many customers away as possible to reunite them with friends and family or on a long-awaited holiday this summer.
"We are committed to a safe restart and are confident this can happen while protecting our customers. We also expect the number of countries on the green list to grow next month to enable safe travel to many of our popular European summer destinations, and we have flexible policies so customers can book with confidence and change their plans if they need to."
EasyJet said Portugal package trips to Albufeira, Vilamoura and Alvor were proving among the most popular.
EasyJet has increased capacity on the following routes: