Exploitation 26.03.2015

easyJet celebrates the opening of its Porto base with two A320 aircraft and a doubling of routes

EasyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has celebrated the 26th of March, 2015 the opening of its new base at Sa’ Carneiro Airport in Porto which will see the number of routes on offer double in the coming year.

Carolyn McCall, Chief Executive of easyJet, cut the inaugural ribbon during today’s official ceremony at the new Porto base in the presence of Minister of Finance, Maria Luís Albuquerque, Secretary of State for Infrastructures, Transport and Communication, Sérgio Silva Monteiro, Secretary of State for Tourism, Adolfo Mesquita Nunes, VINCI Airports’ President Nicolas Notebaert.

The airline has announced new routes to Bristol, London Luton, Luxembourg, Manchester, Nantes and Stuttgart which are now on sale. The new base allows easyJet to increase passenger choice with a range of twelve destinations. Leisure and business travellers can take advantage of easyJet’s quality of service - that includes great value fares, friendly cabin crew, digital leadership and leading punctuality on Europe’s best network connecting Europe's primary airports.

EasyJet expects to increase its offer by more than 200’000 seats this summer thanks to the new routes, which is an incremental 28% year-on-year. easyJet’s total capacity in Porto will grow to more than 1 million seats annually.