By John Smith • 08 October 2020 • 18:10
easyJet still sees a future in Spain
DESPITE this year’s forecast loss and reports that easyJet may be in financial difficulty the UK based airline is confident enough to announce that it plans to open two new seasonal bases in Faro, Portugal and Malaga, Spain in time for next summer which will create around 200 pilot and crew jobs and will see easyJet base three aircraft at each airport. It says that the new bases will allow the airline to better respond to higher customer demand over the summer with plans for them to become operational next spring operating over the summer season to the end of October.
Malaga will be the third base in Spain, joining Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca and the airline has carried more than 55 million passengers to Malaga and Faro since 1999.
Thomas Haagensen, Group Markets Director at easyJet, commented “Spain and Portugal are important markets for easyJet with around 26 per cent of all easyJet passengers touching Spain or Portugal in the last financial year and the move will further strengthen its leadership position in both countries.”
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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