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easyJet to open 23rd base - in Lisbon

28-Oct-2011 11:09 AM

easyJet confirmed (27-Oct-2011) that it will open its 23rd base, in Lisbon, on 19-Apr-2012. The initial operations will commence with five new services, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Bordeaux and Venice and Asturias as a brand new destination, in addition to its 16 existing routes. This will increase the carrier's network from Lisbon to 21 routes and over 150 weekly services during the peak season. Initially easyJet expects to handle 225,000 additional passengers in the first year, with an additional two A319 aircraft that will be permanently based in Lisbon. easyJet will be recruiting around 100 employees for the base, the majority of which will be cabin crew and pilots. These additional flights will create further indirect jobs in various areas, from ground handling at the airport to the tourism industry. [more - original PR]