The easyJet crew along with Julian Jäger (fifth left), Joint CEO and COO of Vienna Airport and Thomas Haagensen (third right), easyJet Group Markets Director marked the start of the LCC’s new service to Basel on 8 June (the carrier launched Milan flights from the Austrian capital city on 31 May). “We are continually expanding our offering to the Austrian capital city,” says Haagensen. “Since the founding of easyJet Europe based in Vienna in July 2017, we already registered or re-registered more than 100 aircraft of the easyJet fleet in Austria. As a result, easyJet is now Austria’s largest airline. The new route underscores our growth plans for Austria, so that our customers will profit from an even greater choice and low air fares.”
- easyJet has used the last seven days to launch three new routes across its portfolio. On 5 June, the LCC introduced a twice-weekly, A320-operated service from Nice (NCE) to Tel Aviv (TLV). The 2,733-kilometre sector will face direct competition from El Al (three times weekly), Air France and Arkia Israeli Airlines (both weekly). Three days later, easyJet commenced two new city pairs from Basel (BSL). It started a twice-weekly connection to Lamezia Terme (SUF), which has no incumbent airlines, whereas its other new route to Vienna (VIE) has Austrian Airlines (13 times weekly) and Skywork Airlines (six) both flying the 676-kilometre city pair. Both Basel routes are flown by the carrier’s A320 family of aircraft. “The airline’s expansion of its route network once again confirms the market potential and performance of our flight hub. At present, easyJet serves a total of 13 destinations from Vienna,” says Julian Jäger, Joint CEO and COO of Vienna Airport.