easyJet Bolsters Seasonal Bases With Five New Aircraft Across Malaga, Palma and Faro From May 2022
From May 2022, easyJet will bolster their seasonal bases by adding two aircraft in Malaga, two in Palma and one in Faro. The investment will create approximately 150 direct jobs for pilots and crew under local contracts in Spain and Portugal.
On Tuesday (September 21, 2021), easyJet announced an expansion of their seasonal bases across Malaga, Palma de Mallorca and Faro from May 2022. The carrier will add two based aircraft in Malaga, two in Palma and one in Faro, creating around 120 direct pilot in crew jobs in Spain and 30 in Portugal, all under local contracts. With the expansion, easyJet will have five based aircraft in Malaga and seven in Palma, and four in Barcelona, increasing their Spanish fleet to 16 aircraft. By summer 2022, the carrier will have expanded their fleet based in Spain and Portugal by 70 percent compared to pre-pandemic levels.
In Tuesday’s announcement, easyJet’s CEO, John Lundgren, said,
“As easyJet has navigated effectively through the pandemic, the establishment of two new seasonal bases has been an important move. The decision to add five aircraft to these bases is testament to the important role they play in our network now and in the post-pandemic recovery. They have provided us with the additional flexibility to capture the most demand on these popular routes. We can now continue growing our presence in these key destinations from next May, demonstrating our confidence in the continued recovery of leisure and beach travel next summer.
“So, in summary, we see so many opportunities for easyJet in this period of recovery across Europe where legacy airlines will retrench and we are ready and able to grab them with both hands. We are ideally positioned to take advantage of these strategic growth opportunities with customers choosing us for our trusted brand, unrivalled network and low fares.”
easyJet carries nearly 100 million passengers annually on around 1,000 routes to over 150 airports in 35 countries. The airline has a fleet of over 300 aircraft and over 300 million Europeans live within an hour’s drive of an airport served by easyJet. The 25 plus year old low-cost carrier is dedicated to innovation and leads the industry in digital, web, engineering and operational efficiencies. easyJet was named “Britain’s Most Admired Company” in the transport sector for 2020, based on the longest running annual corporate reputation study in the UK.