EasyJet opens seasonal base in Faro

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EasyJet has opened its seasonal base at Portugal’s Faro International Airport.

The base has been operating since 1 June and is the airline’s third base in the country where it has operated a base in Lisbon since 2012 and one in Porto since 2015.

This seasonal base will operate between March and October with three aircraft allocated, operating on 21 routes to and from Faro.

The routes connect Faro with various European cities including Amsterdam, Basel, Belfast, Berlin Brandenburg, Bordeaux, Bristol, Geneva, Glasgow, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Luton, Lyon, Manchester, Milan MXP, Paris CDG, and Paris Orly.

Alongside the existing routes five new routes to Luxembourg, Munich, Lille, Toulouse, and Zurich are being launched.

Over the past 22 years, easyJet has carried more than 20 million passengers to and from the Algarve.

EasyJet CEO Johan Lundgren said: “We are really pleased to be officially opening our base at Faro airport today.

“Despite the challenges that the aviation and tourism sectors are experiencing as a result of the pandemic, this new opening demonstrates easyJet’s commitment to Portugal as an airline that contributes to the sustainable growth of the country and the rest of the European network.

“We are in the process of recovery, and opening this seasonal base allows us to respond positively to the resilient and growing demand that is expected across Europe over the summer months.

“We want to continue to contribute to the local economy and are pleased to have been able to create more than 100 jobs at this new base and look forward to welcoming more customers to the Algarve this summer and beyond.”