Tuesday, 21 September 2021

easyJet to deployfive new aircraft across Malaga, Palma and Faro bases in 2022

More aircraft to be based in Spain and Portugal next year.

As the European aviation market continues to recover, the UK's leading budget carrier easyJet has confirmed it will be expanding its network of seasonal bases by adding five more aircraft across bases Malaga, Palma de Mallorca and Faro from May 2022. 

According to the airline, this investment will create around 120 direct jobs in Spain where the airline currently employs more than 400 people, all under local contracts along with 30 jobs in the Faro base.  


easyJet will add two aircraft in Malaga, two in Palma de Mallorca and one in Faro from May next year 

The investment will create around 150 direct jobs for pilots and crew under local contracts in both Spain and Portugal

Next summer easyJet will have five based aircraft in Malaga where it is the second-largest airline, and seven in Palma, bringing the Spanish fleet to 16 aircraft, including four in its base in Barcelona.

It will also add an additional aircraft into Portugal at the Faro base. This means the airline will have increased its fleet based in Portugal and Spain by 70% compared to pre-pandemic levels. These new based aircraft will allow easyJet to bolster existing services as well as adding new ones. 

Johan Lundgren, CEO of easyJet, said:  "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.   - 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.

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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