Airport price war expected as Eurostar launch Amsterdam service

Credit: ITV Meridian

A major new price war is expected from the regions airports to Amsterdam to compete with a new Eurostar service to the Dutch capital.

The first ever Eurostar ran to Amsterdam today ahead of passenger services in April to one of the most popular destinations in Europe.

Sophie Dekkers, easyJet

Research by Meridian reveals easyJet are now offering flights from just £20 from Gatwick with £37 fares from BA.

Heathrow has fares from £39 to compete with Eurostar fares starting at £35.

The journey is less than four hours from St Pancras but for now will not be stopping at Ebbsfleet or Ashford.

Delays with border controls means coming back will require a change at Brussels.

In a separate development ITV News can reveal a long awaited upgrade at Ashford, to allow a new £1 billion fleet of Eurostar trains to stop at the station, is almost complete with the first test trains now operating.