easyJet launches new routes to summer sun destinations

Faro Airport and easyJet, in partnership with the Associação Rota da Cortiça, hosted a traditional regional reception, offering carob, fig and almond sweets, liqueur tasting and typical Algarve music on the arrival of over a hundred passengers from Basel. Exchanging gifts to celebrate the new route were José Lopes, easyJet’s Commercial Manager Portugal, and Helder Lemos, Faro Airport’s Marketing Manager.

easyJet launches new routes to summer sun destinations

On the crew’s return from Faro to Basel, they were greeted by the airport with Swiss Toblerone chocolate.

  • easyJet launched eight new routes in the last week; all to ‘summer sun’ destinations. Notably, the routes launched from Italy’s two main airports Milan Malpensa (MXP) and Rome Fiumicino (FCO) are all to Greek islands. Notably, the route between Naples (NAP) and Palma de Mallorca (PMI) is between two non-base airports. The route between Basel (BSL) and Faro (FAO), which will operate seasonally on Wednesdays and Saturdays until the beginning of September, is easyJet’s 11th to the Algarve airport and its second from Switzerland after flights from Geneva.
Date Origin Destination WF* A/c Competition (WF*)
27-Jun-12 Basel (BSL) Faro (FAO) 2 A320
26-Jun-12 Madrid (MAD) Olbia (OLB) 3 A319 From 20 July: Iberia (6)
30-Jun-12 Milan Malpensa (MXP) Kefalonia (EFL) 2 A319
30-Jun-12 Milan Malpensa (MXP) Kos (KGS) 3 A319
30-Jun-12 Milan Malpensa (MXP) Zakynthos (ZTH) 2 A319
30-Jun-12 Naples (NAP) Palma de Mallorca (PMI) 3 A319
30-Jun-12 Rome Fiumicino (FCO) Corfu (CFU) 3 A319 From 17 July: Aegean (1); From 19 July: Blu-express (4)
01-Jul-12 Rome Fiumicino (FCO) Santorini (JTR) 2 A319 From 11 July: Aegean (1)
*WF: Weekly Frequency   Source: Innovata data for w/c 2 July 2012

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