By Alex Glenn • 21 September 2021 • 12:33
easyJet expands seasonal bases in Spain and Portugal. The move will also see more jobs created in Spain.
easyJet have announced that they are set to expand their network of seasonal bases next summer. The company plans to add an additional five aircraft across bases in Malaga, Palma and Faro.
The expansion will start in May 2022 and is expected to create around 120 direct jobs in Spain. easyJet already employ over 400 people in Spain. It is also expected that at the Faro base an additional 30 jobs will be created too.
easyJet are the second largest airline in Malaga and they will bring their total number of aircraft to 5. The Faro base in Portugal will also have an additional aircraft added.
This means that the easyJet fleet in Portugal and Spain will have increased by a staggering 70 per cent in comparison with that seen before the pandemic.
Speaking of the expansion plans easyJet’s Chief executive Johan Lundgren commented that: “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.
He added: “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.”
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Originally from the UK, Alex is based in Almeria and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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