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easyJet Inaugurates New Birmingham Base with Three Based Aircraft

easyJet has inaugurated a new base in Birmingham, with three based aircraft supporting 16 new routes for summer 2024.  The  base will create 140 direct jobs and support an additional 1,200 indirect jobs.

easyJet Inaugurates New Birmingham Airport Base on Monday, March 18, 2024 - Courtesy easyJet

On Monday (March 18, 2024), easyJet announced the inauguration of a new base at Birmingham Airport (BHX), with three based aircraft and 16 new routes for summer 2024.  The new base will create 140 new direct jobs, while supporting an additional 1,200 indirect jobs.  For 2024, easyJet will offer 57 million seats to/from the UK, a 10 percent increase versus 2023.  With the largest economy in the UK outside of London and the South East, Birmingham provides easyJet with significant growth opportunities in the Midlands.  Approximately 83 percent of people in England and Wales live within a two hour drive of Birmingham Airport, with 89 percent of traffic at the airport for leisure travel.  From Birmingham, easyJet offers direct connections to key European city airports, including Amsterdam, Geneva, Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Berlin Brandenburg.

In Monday’s announcement, easyJet’s CEO, Johan Lundgren, said,

“We are excited to open our newest UK base at Birmingham today, providing more choice, competition and connectivity as well as supporting over 1200 jobs for the region.  This base is enabling us to unlock the opportunity of the strong demand which exists for both leisure and business travel, as well as further grow our share of the package holiday market.  We see much untapped potential at the airport providing the opportunity to grow further in future years.”

Also commenting on easyJet’s new base, Birmingham Airport’s CEO, Nick Barton, said,

“Today sees our growing partnership with easyJet reach new heights as the airline bases three aircraft here at Birmingham Airport.  Customers can now take advantage of the airline’s 16 new routes and have the flexibility of flight only or a full package holiday.  easyJet has been a partner airline for 17 years.  Its expansion here at Birmingham Airport is testament to the service, quality, price, reliability and choice of destination that its customers have come to expect.  We are looking forward to working with easyJet to further grow its destination list for our customers.” 

easyJet currently serves key domestic and international routes from Birmingham to popular city break and beach destinations, including Amsterdam, Geneva, Milan,  Naples, Lisbon,  Faro  and Palma de Mallorca.  Out of 30 unserved or underserved routes to Europe from Birmingham, easyJet offers direct flight on one-third of these routes, and service to all of these destinations with the exception of two.  easyJet is the UK’s largest leisure airline, employing over 10,000 people across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.  The carrier now has nine bases in the UL at London Gatwick, London Luton, Bristol, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Belfast and Birmingham.

easyJet serves over 155 airports across 35 countries and operates nearly 1,000 routes.  The airline has a fleet of more than 300 aircraft, and over 300 million Europeans live within an hour’s drive of an airport served by easyJet.  During 2023, easyJet carried more than 82 million passengers.  The popular low-cost carrier (LCC) is dedicated to innovation and leads the industry in digital, web, engineering and operational efficiencies.  easyJet joined the UN-backed ‘Race to Zero’ in November 2021 and has published their roadmap to net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Source: easyJet


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