Hugh Aitken, easyJet’s Commercial Manager UK; and Chris Sanders, Newcastle Airport’s Aviation Development Director, celebrated the airline’s inaugural flight to Amsterdam. Aitken said: “We are delighted to add this new flight to Amsterdam, which will make it more affordable for businesses to connect with the Dutch market, easier to enjoy a break in Holland, and attract more Dutch visitors to the North East.”
- easyJet added three new routes to its network last week. On 13 December, the airline commenced four weekly flights from its northern English base at Newcastle (NCL) airport to Amsterdam (AMS) in competition with KLM's 28 weekly flights to its Dutch hub. On 14 December the airline further expanded its network from London Southend (SEN) airport by launching a thrice-weekly service to the popular ski and city destination Geneva (GVA) and now offers 14 destinations in total from its newest London's airport. On the following day easyJet launched another ski destination Turin (TRN) from its largest base at London Gatwick (LGW) airport. The twice-weekly service now competes with British Airways’ 10 weekly departures; Thomas Cook provides additional capacity, as it serves the market from London Gatwick to Turin with a weekly frequency.