EasyJet to Open Two New Seasonal Bases in Faro, Portugal and Malaga, Spain
The airline will base three new aircraft in both Faro and Malaga in time for next summer, creating approximately 200 pilot and cabin crew jobs. The carrier plans on operating the seasonal bases between next spring and October 2021.
Today (October 8, 2020), easyJet announced the opening of two new seasonal bases in Faro, Portugal and Malaga, Spain for the summer 2021 holiday season. The carrier will base three aircraft at each seasonal base which will operate from next spring through October 2021. The new bases will create around 200 pilot and cabin crew jobs and will allow the carrier to respond to higher customer demand next summer. Faro joins easyJet’s existing Portuguese bases in Lisbon and Porto, while Malaga will be easyJet’s third base in Spain complementing their existing bases in Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca. In Thursday’s announcement, easyJet’s Group Markets Director, Thomas Haagensen, said,
“We are very pleased to announce the opening of a third base in both Portugal and Spain next summer. Despite the difficult environment that the whole industry is navigating through, this move confirms our commitment to these two popular destinations and will enable us to better serve our customers by optimizing our schedule over the summer season as well as making a positive economic contribution to each region.”
Since 1999, easyJet has collectively flown 55 million passengers to/from Faro and Malaga, with many holidaymakers enjoying the popular resorts of the Algarve and the Costa del Sol. The new bases will expand the total number of bases in easyJet’s network to 28. Spain and Portugal are important markets for easyJet, accounting for approximately 28% of their traffic in the last financial year with eight million visitors to and from Portugal and 18.5 million passengers to Spain.