easyJet grows network by nine routes

Launch of easyJet’s new twice-weekly A320 service to Marrakech in Morocco

National headwear was the theme of the cake produced at Glasgow Airport for the launch of easyJet’s new twice-weekly A320 service to Marrakech in Morocco, which launched on 29 October. Holding the cake tray are: Francois Bourienne, Commercial Director, Glasgow Airport; and Ali Gayward, UK Commercial Manager, easyJet. This is currently the only scheduled service between a Scottish airport and Morocco.

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Celebrating the launch on 31 October of easyJet’s new thrice-weekly flights between Geneva and Vienna were Yves-Daniel Viredaz, Head of Marketing & Communication, Geneva Airport and Thomas Haagensen, Country Director Germany, easyJet. Competition on the route is provided by Austrian Airlines’ 26 weekly flights.

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easyJet Hamburg base route launches

The start of the winter season has seen easyJet base a third aircraft (an A320) at its relatively new Hamburg base. This has enabled the airline to launch six new routes to Amsterdam (3 November), Fuerteventura (5 November), Geneva (4 November), Krakow (4 November), Lanzarote (6 November) and Salzburg (3 November). This brings to 19 the number of destinations served by easyJet from Hamburg this winter.

On 29 October, easyJet launched a new twice-weekly service from its Rome Fiumicino base to Tenerife South. Passengers travelling on the first flight between Tenerife South and Rome were greeted by a giant pizza decorated with the colours of the Italian flag. Pictured are: master pizza chef Luca Anfossi; Santiago Yus Saenz de Cenzano, Airport Director; and Rosana Medina, Ground Operations Manager, easyJet.

  • easyJet has followed the launch last week of four new routes with the addition of nine further new airport pairs this week. Six of the airline’s designated bases receive additional services; Geneva (GVA), Glasgow (GLA), Hamburg (HAM), London Luton (LTN), Naples (NAP) and Rome Fiumicino (FCO). Weekly frequencies range between two and 11, while competition will be faced on four of the nine routes. The shortest of the new routes is between Hamburg and Amsterdam (AMS) at just 381 kilometres, while the longest sector is the 3,021-kilometre route from Rome to Tenerife South (TFS).
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition (WF)
31 Oct Geneva (GVA) Vienna (VIE) A319 (3) Austrian Airlines (26)
29 Oct Glasgow (GLA) Marrakech (RAK) A320 (2)
3 Nov Hamburg (HAM) Amsterdam (AMS) A319 (6) KLM (35), germanwings (16)
Salzburg (SZG) A319 (4) airberlin (10)
London Luton (LTN) Copenhagen (CPH) A32S (11)
Lyon (LYS) A319 (5)
Munich (MUC) A319 (4)
29 Oct Naples (NAP) A319 (3) Monarch Airlines (2)
Rome Fiumicino (FCO) Tenerife South (TFS) A320 (2)
Source: anna.aero’s New Route Database. Innovata / Diio Mi for w/c 4 November 2014. WF = Weekly frequencies

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