easyJet’s first service from Rome Fiumicino to Montpellier was greeted at the French airport by the traditional water arch salute. Rome joins London Luton, London Gatwick and Basel in having direct easyJet flights this summer to Montpellier. easyJet’s new service will be operated three times weekly by the airline’s A319s.
- easyJet launched a fourth route from Montpellier (MPL) in the south of France, this time to Rome Fiumicino (FCO). The new 705-kilometre service will be operated three times weekly using the airline’s popular A319s, and will face competition from Alitalia’s twice weekly flights. easyJet already serves Montpellier from its bases at Basel (since 30 March 2014), London Gatwick (May 2008) and London Luton (July 2009). While Ryanair and Vueling embark on a battle at Rome’s biggest airport, it should be noted that easyJet will, this summer, operate non-stop to 33 destinations from Italy’s busiest airport, increasing its peak summer seat capacity at the airport by almost 20%. See how Montpellier Airport’s fire truck water arch compares to others from around the world.