easyJet expands from Amsterdam and London Gatwick bases

easyJet’s Amsterdam to Budapest

Budapest Airport’s CCO, Kam Jandu (left of cake) welcomed the inaugural flight of easyJet’s three times weekly service to Amsterdam on 6 February. With the traditional presentation of a celebratory cake, Jandu was accompanied by Deputy Ambassador of Netherlands Embassy in Hungary, Elzo Molenberg, and easyJet’s Commercial Manager, William Vet (right of cake). Along with the windmill cake, easyJet orange-coloured tulips were handed out to the first passengers.

easyJet Amsterdam Budapest

A celebration was had at Amsterdam before the first departure to Budapest took place on 6 February. easyJet flew the first flight on its Amsterdam-branded A319, while tulips were also handed out to passengers.

  • easyJet commenced three new routes this week, starting on 4 February with a connection between London Gatwick (LGW) and Granada (GRX). Currently not served by another carrier, easyJet will operate the 1,576-kilometre sector three times weekly (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays) on a mixture of its A319s and A320s. On the same day, the airline launched flights between Amsterdam (AMS) and Lanzarote (ACE). Already served by Transavia (four weekly flights) and Corendon Dutch Airlines (weekly), easyJet will link the 3,003-kilometre sector between Amsterdam and Lanzarote twice-weekly (Tuesdays and Saturdays) on its A320s. Finally on 6 February easyJet commenced a connection between Amsterdam and Budapest (BUD). Welcoming the inaugural flight to the Hungarian capital, Kam Jandu, CCO, Budapest Airport said: “easyJet’s operation is a great addition to our network, being our first low-cost service to Amsterdam and targeting a different passenger segment from KLM’s existing link. Last year we witnessed 26% growth on the route, proving the popularity of the city pair and the high demand for more choice and availability.” The 1,167-kilometre pairing of Amsterdam and Budapest is already flown by KLM with 20 weekly flights according to OAG Schedules, while easyJet will link the two cities with a three times weekly service (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) on its A319s. Amsterdam becomes the eighth destination that easyJet serves from Budapest. Along with Amsterdam, the airline serves Basel, Berlin Schönefeld, Geneva, London Gatwick, Lyon, Paris CDG and Venice Marco Polo. 

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