VINCI Airports 04.04.2019
VINCI Airports welcomes the new easyJet base at Nantes Atlantique airport
VINCI Airports celebrated on April, 4th the opening of easyJet's new French base at Nantes Atlantique Airport. The inauguration marks a new milestone in the development of the airport. easyJet will now base three A320 aircrafts in Nantes and open 14 new routes, bringing the number of destinations from Nantes to 27. It will furthermore station nearly 40 pilots and more than 70 cabin crew members in the airport vicinity.
This initiative is part of a long-term partnership between easyJet, Europe’s leading airline in terms of network, and VINCI Airports, the world’s leading private airport operator. Nantes Atlantique airport becomes the sixth easyJet base within the VINCI Airports network, alongside Lyon-Saint Exupéry, Lisbon, Porto, Belfast, and soon London-Gatwick.
easyJet’s choice of Nantes Atlantique also reflects the quality of VINCI Airports’ close collaboration with over 250 airlines globally. In 2018, 290 new routes were opened throughout the VINCI Airports network.
In his speech, Nicolas Notebaert, CEO of VINCI Concessions and President of VINCI Airports said: “easyJet has chosen the Nantes Atlantique airport as its first base in France’s Greater West region, and this is excellent news for the airport teams and all the stakeholders. As we have seen in Lisbon, Porto and elsewhere, selection as a base by a leader such as easyJet has a strong positive impact on a region. This is in keeping with the action we take at VINCI Airports to make mobility a development driver that creates jobs and enhances the region’s ability to attract tourists by opening new routes.
easyJet’s choice of Nantes Atlantique as a base also reflects our excellent relations with the airlines. VINCI Airports and easyJet have formed an efficient partnership based on our shared vision of inclusive, sustainable and innovative airport mobility serving an open world and facilitating travel and trade between countries and communities. I welcome all the easyJet crews to Nantes Atlantique and am confident that they will thrive here in this dynamic, innovative and welcoming region.”