easyJet expands its network from Basel and London Gatwick; adds flights from Newcastle to Amsterdam

Jason Holt, easyJet’s Head of Gatwick (centre), together with the airline’s Suzi Marcelino and Hannah Thompson, displayed the St George-inspired cake to celebrate the launch of services from London Gatwick to Luxembourg.

Jan Van de Reyd, Brussels Airport’s Manager Aviation Marketing (right), welcomed the delighted easyJet crew operating the inaugural flight from Basel with Belgian chocolates.

Jan Van de Reyd, Brussels Airport’s Manager Aviation Marketing (right), welcomed the delighted easyJet crew operating the inaugural flight from Basel with Belgian chocolates.

  • 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.
Launch date Origin Destination WF* Competition
28-Oct-12 Basel (BSL) Brussels (BRU) 6 Brussels Airlines (11)
28-Oct-12 Budapest (BUD) 4
29-Oct-12 Manchester (MAN) 4
28-Oct-12 London Gatwick (LGW) Tallinn (TLL) 4
29-Oct-12 Luxembourg (LUX) 4
Source: Innovata data for w/c 5 November 2012
*WF: Weekly Frequency at launch

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