Opening of the EasyJet base at Porto

A major commitment that reflects the airline's trust in VINCI Airports and its ability to develop traffic going forward.

“When an airline establishes a base at an airport, it is investing in its future development, and that is a very strong sign of trust. ”

Francisco PITA
Marketing Director at ANA


In 2015, EasyJet invited tenders from airports in its quest to find a new European base, ultimately awarding the contract to Porto Airport. A significant milestone in the airline's developing relationship with VINCI Airports, the opening of this new base has allowed the airline to open new routes with the reassurance that they will be developed effectively going forward as part of an active long-term commercial partnership.


Why a new base? 



  • less logistics considerations, such as the option for EasyJet to operate very early morning flights for business travellers

  • more potential destinations, thanks to the opportunity to reach airports where the airline has no base at the moment


Why Porto?

  • A well-balanced passenger mix: family visits, tourism and business travel.

  • Little seasonal variation: year-round urban tourism focused on weekends.

  • A strategic location, with access to north-eastern Spain.

 

The VINCI Airports benefits that swung the balance




  • The promotion of Porto in other European markets alongside local and national tourism authorities.

  • An incentive fee structure.

  • A flawless operations structure built on many years of operational experience at this airport.


Key figures

2
aircraft permanently based at Porto
10.7%
increase in traffic in 2018