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easyJet, Europe's leading low-fares airline, will be shortly starting their two new routes from Manchester this winter to Sofia and Geneva. The two routes were initially announced in mid July this year on their web site. The new Sofia route which will commence on 11 December and the new Geneva route on 12 December, will be available from just £33.99 one way and £29.99 one way respectively.

Sofia is a particularly popular destination with winter sports enthusiasts, as they are the gateway airports to the many nearby ski resorts in the resorts such a Bansko and Pamporovo in the Pirin Mountain range.

The three times weekly service to the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, is ideal for the growing number of second home owners from the region investing in the Bulgarian market, Sofia itself is one of the up and coming city break destinations for 2009.

The addition of these two new routes will bring the number of destinations served by easyJet from Manchester to seven. This announcement follows the recent news that the airline will also launch a new service from Manchester to Alicante this winter from 29 September, reflecting the airline’s commitment to its new base at Manchester International Airport.

Carly Brear, easyJet’s UK commercial manager, said:

“These two new routes from Manchester are further proof that there is demand for direct low-fare services from the North West to Europe. Geneva has proved an extremely popular destination from all across the UK and it's great that we can now replicate that success from Manchester. The Bulgarian capital, Sofia, is also expected to be popular as more people discover what the city and its surrounding areas have to offer”

Tim McDermott, Director of Aviation Development said:

"We're delighted to see easyJet continuing to expand their route network from Manchester Airport. Sofia and Geneva are important business and leisure destinations and we are sure they will prove to be incredibly popular with our passengers".