easyJet Celebrates New Seasonal Base Opening in Malaga, Spain
Today, easyJet has inaugurated their new seasonal base at Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport in Malaga, Spain. The new base joins the carrier’s other two bases in Spain including Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca and will create 100 new direct jobs.
On Tuesday (June 8, 2021), easyJet announced the grand opening of their new seasonal base at Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport in Malaga, Spain. The new base has been operational since June 1st, 2021 and is the carrier’s third base in Spain, joining existing bases in Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca. easyJet will base three aircraft in Malaga and the base will create around 100 new direct jobs, including pilots and cabin crew, all employed under local contracts in accordance with Spanish law. In total, easyJet will now base 12 aircraft in Spain, employing over 400 team members across three bases. easyJet offers up to 14 routes from Malaga including service to London, Birmingham, Berlin, Geneva, Paris, Amsterdam and other popular European destinations.
At Tuesday's opening ceremony, easyJet’s General Director – Southern Europe, Javier Gándara, said,
“With more than 36 million passengers carried since 1999, Malaga was until now the most popular destination of our network where we didn’t have a base. Despite a challenging context for the sector, we believe that opening what will be easyJet's second Spanish seasonal base in Málaga – and the third in the country – is an opportunity to expand our operations in Spain, where we are the fourth largest airline. With Europe progressively reopening for tourism, we know that there is pent-up demand for travel, and we retain the flexibility to ramp up quickly our operations to meet that demand and a seasonal base provides us with a solution that perfectly fits with the needs of the market, constituting another example of an innovative initiative that makes our business model even more efficient.”
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.