easyJet debuts a new route dozen

easyJet debuts a new route dozen

Helping to commemorate the maiden easyJet flight to La Palma on 1 November from Berlin Schönefeld are: Carl Sange, easyJet Captain; Michael Subrt, easyJet Senior First Officer; Rebekka Hinze, easyJet Marketing; Jana Friedrich, Berlin Schönefeld Airport Aviation Marketing; Noemi Garcia, easyJet Cabin Crew; Sonia Cremende, easyJet Cabin Crew; Mike Hildemann, easyJet Cabin Crew; and Kai-Uwe Erdmann, easyJet Purser. The LCC now flies to 38 destinations this winter from the German airport.

easyJet debuts a new route dozen

easyJet commenced its ninth route from Vienna on 2 November, a thrice-weekly service to Lyon. Rolling out the banner were: Carolin Drott, Senior Manager Europe, Vienna Airport; Nikolaus Gretzmacher, Head of Operations, Vienna Airport; easyJet Crew; Russ Smith, Ground Operations Manager Germany & Austria easyJet; and Belina Neumann, VP Aviation Marketing & Business Development, Vienna Airport.

easyJet debuts a new route dozen

Yves-Daniel Viredaz, Head of Marketing & Business Development, Geneva Airport and Silvia Herrero, Marketing Manager Switzerland & Germany, easyjet cut one of the three cakes which heralded the start the LCC’s two new services this week from the Swiss airport, to Fuerteventura and Krakow.

easyJet debuts a new route dozen

London Southend waved the Gran Canaria flag to note the commencement of its latest route from based carrier easyJet, the twice-weekly, 2,950-kilometre sector to the Canary Island on 6 November.

easyJet started two new services from Newcastle this week, to Gran Canaria (weekly) and Berlin Schönefeld (thrice-weekly). To mark the occasion, a local couple from Durham, Val and Tony McFarlane, welcomed the first Berlin to Newcastle flight, which was operated by their son Marc, who is based in Berlin as easyJet cabin crew manager and who they rarely get to see. Needless to say, Marc didn’t expect that welcome!

  • easyJet launched a dozen routes over the past seven days, four of which face direct competition. As a result of this growth, the UK LCC will now fly from Berlin Schönefeld (SXF) to 38 destinations this winter. “Thanks to the expansion of our fleet in Berlin, we will be offering four new destinations once our winter flight plan begins. By stationing our 11th aircraft at Schönefeld, we can extend our programme here in the capital,” says Thomas Haagensen, CEO of easyJet Deutschland. Overall, easyJet will grow by 15% at Schönefeld during the first half of 2017 compared with the previous year, corresponding to 360,000 additional passengers. “We welcome easyJet’s continued engagement at Schönefeld. The four new European destinations will make an important contribution to our attractive winter flight plan from Berlin,” says Dr. Karsten Mühlenfeld, Chairman of the Board of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg. On 2 November, easyJet also inaugurated a service connecting Lyon (LYS) and Vienna (VIE), increasing the European cities it serves from the Austrian capital to nine. “easyJet is setting tremendous growth impulses at Vienna, showing the highest passenger growth in 2015. That is why it was given our ‘Best Performing Airline’ award,” says Julian Jäger, Member of the Management Board of Vienna Airport. “With the new connection to Lyon, it is increasing its weekly frequencies from Vienna to 45 flights. We also expect further growth impetus from easyJet at Vienna in the future,” he adds. In addition to Lyon, easyJet already connects Vienna to Amsterdam, Bristol, Edinburgh, Geneva, London Gatwick, London Luton, Manchester, Naples and Berlin Schönefeld.
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition (WF)
1 Nov Berlin Schönefeld (SXF) La Palma (SPC) A320 (2)
Marseille (MRS) A32S (3)
Geneva (GVA) Fuerteventura (FUE) A320 (2)
Krakow (KRK) A32S (2)
Manchester (MAN) A320 (3) Ryanair (4), Krakow (2)
Newcastle (NCL) Berlin Schönefeld (SXF) A32S (3)
Gran Canaria (LPA) A320 (1) Jet2.com (2), Thomson Airways (2)
Venice Marco Polo (VCE) Krakow (KRK) A319 (3)
2 Nov Lyon (LYS) Vienna (VIE) A319 (3) Austrian Airlines (12)
Manchester (MAN) Gran Canaria (LPA) A320 (2) Thomson Airways (4), Jet2.com (3), Thomas Cook Airlines (3), Monarch Airlines (2), Norwegian (2), Ryanair (2)
Naples (NAP) Krakow (KRK) A32S (2)
6 Nov London Southend (SEN) Gran Canaria (LPA) A320 (2)
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser w/c 8 November.

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