easyJet expands its network from Basel and London Gatwick; adds flights from Newcastle to Amsterdam
- easyJet added several new routes at the turn of the scheduling seasons. The airline launched three new destinations from Basel (BSL) at the Swiss/French/German borders. Of the routes to Brussels (BRU), Budapest (BUD) and Manchester (MAN), easyJet only faces competition to the Belgian capital from Brussels Airlines’ 11 weekly flights. Furthermore, easyJet launched long-awaited low-cost operations to Luxembourg (LUX), breaking the full-service carrier monopoly. The new route from London Gatwick (LGW) faces indirect competition in the London area from Air France/CityJet and Luxair at London City as well as British Airways at London Heathrow, which all offer 61 weekly frequencies to Luxembourg combined. Gatwick also saw the move of easyJet’s services to Estonia’s capital Tallinn (TLL), which it previously served from London Stansted.
|28-Oct-12||Basel (BSL)||Brussels (BRU)||6||Brussels Airlines (11)|
|28-Oct-12||London Gatwick (LGW)||Tallinn (TLL)||4|
|Source: Innovata data for w/c 5 November 2012|
|*WF: Weekly Frequency at launch|