On 27 October, easyJet launched services between Lille and Lisbon. Passengers on the inaugural flight were greeted at the gate with fresh pastries and coffee. The 1,622-kilometre sector will operate thrice-weekly on-board the LCC’s A319s.
Simon Miller, Senior Consultant Airline Marketing at Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg, and Rebekka Hinze, Marketing Executive Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, easyJet, help celebrate the inaugural flight from Berlin Schönefeld and Vienna on 29 October.
- easyJet launched four new city pairs during the course of last week. On 27 October, the LCC commenced services on the 830-kilometre link between Amsterdam (AMS) and Milan Linate (LIN), while also introducing services on the 1,622-kilometre sector between Lille (LIL) and Lisbon (LIS). Services on the former route will operate six times a week with A320s, and in direct competition with KLM and Alitalia. The link between Lille and the Portuguese capital will be flown thrice-weekly using A319s, with no incumbent carriers. On 29 October, the LCC commenced services from Berlin Schönefeld (SXF) and Vienna (VIE). The 520-kilometre link between the German and Austrian capitals will be flown four times weekly facing no incumbent airlines. Finally on 2 November, operations commenced between Edinburgh (EDI) and Stuttgart (STR). The 1,172-kilometre city pair will be served four times weekly using A319s facing no direct competition. This brings to four the number of easyJet routes at Stuttgart, with Milan Linate now also having four routes and Lille five. Vote for Lille Airport’s fire truck water arch.