easyJet expands from London Southend, Liverpool and Naples

easyJet Naples to Faro 

Naples celebrated the launch of flights to Faro with this easyJet-coloured surfing-themed cake. The LCC also launched a three times weekly service to Alghero from Naples on the same day.

Pictured in Liverpool to celebrate easyJet’s expansion are: Robert Carey, Chief Commercial & Strategy Officer, easyJet; Ali Gayward, UK Country Manager, easyJet; and Paul Winfield, Aviation Director, Liverpool Airport. Regarding the launch, Winfield commented: “The arrival of easyJet’s eighth based aircraft here at Liverpool John Lennon Airport and the four new routes that this brings, further demonstrates its commitment to the Liverpool market. easyJet has also upgraded two of its A319 aircraft already based here to the larger A320 model, further increasing seat capacity, which along with these latest new routes gives more passengers from across the North West and North Wales, the opportunity to experience our best in class, faster, easier friendlier customer experience.” easyJet’s expansion at Liverpool means it now has five A320s and three A319s based this summer, serving 29 routes. It should be noted that although Liverpool and easyJet also promoted the recently announced service to Toulouse, this does not begin until the W18/19 season.

easyJet Southend

On 25 July easyJet launched flights from London Southend to Bordeaux, one of four routes to be launched by the airline from the London airport this week. Pictured at the first flight ceremony on the apron along with some based crew are Sophie Dekkers, Director of UK Market, easyJet, and Jon Horne, COO of London Southend Airport.

The crew, dignitaries and CEO of Bordeaux Airport, Pascal Personne (right), also celebrated the launch of services by easyJet from London Southend. Along with Southend, easyJet also serves Bordeaux from its bases at London’s Gatwick and Luton this summer. Southend services will operate three times weekly this summer.

  • easyJet commenced a three times weekly service to Bordeaux (BOD) from London Southend on 25 July, as well as adding a seasonal sector to Dubrovnik (DBV), operated twice-weekly (Tuesdays and Saturdays) until 1 September, and year-round services to Prague (PRG) (four times weekly) from the UK capital city airport. Furthermore, year-round flights were also launched from Southend to Pula (PUY), operating twice-weekly (Thursdays and Sundays). As part of this expansion, the UK’s largest LCC by passenger numbers also launched services from Liverpool (LPL) to Dalaman (DLM), Palermo (PMO) and Pula (PUY), plus it expanded from its base at Naples (NAP) by adding routes to Alghero (AHO) and Faro (FAO). The longest route, Liverpool to Dalaman, clocks in at 3,055 kilometres, with the shortest, Naples to Alghero, at just 505 kilometres. At the launch Southend’s latest routes, the airport’s CEO, Glyn Jones, said: “Our successful partnership with easyJet continues to go from strength to strength, and the addition of a new aircraft at Southend brings four exciting new routes – Bordeaux, Prague, Pula and Dubrovnik – and further choice to passengers using our airport. We are now London’s fastest growing airport, and it is great to see that the airline is expecting to carry over one million passengers to and from the airport for the first time this year.” See how Faro Airport’s FTWAs compare to others from around the world.
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition
24-Jul Naples (NAP) Alghero (AHO) A32S (3)  
Faro (FAO) A320 (3)  
25-Jul London Southend (SEN) Bordeaux (BOD) A319 (3)  
26-Jul Pula (PUY) A319 (3)  
27-Jul Dubrovnik (DBV) A320 (2) Flybe (2)
Prague (PRG) A319 (4) Flybe (7)
28-Jul Liverpool (LPL) Palermo (PMO) A320 (2)  
29-Jul Pula (PUY) A319 (2)  
30-Jul Dalaman (DLM) A320 (2)  
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser w/c 31 July. WF = Weekly frequencies.

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