EasyJet opens seasonal base in Malaga



The airline company low cost easyJet base this summer three Airbus at the airport of Malaga, with a new link coming from Birmingham – its 15th in the Spanish seaside resort.

Inaugurated on June 8, 2021 at the airport of Malaga-Costa del Sol, the third Spanish base of the British low cost flight specialist has led to the creation of around “100 new direct jobs, including pilots and crew members, all employed under local contracts in accordance with Spanish law”. This new seasonal base is accompanied by a new link with Birmingham, which will operate on Tuesday and Saturday from June 29 to October 30 in competition with Jet2, Ryanair and TUI Airways.

EasyJet now presents itself as the “second airline in Malaga (behind its Irish rival), with now 15 destinations : Paris-CDG, Bâle-Mulhouse, Toulouse, Amsterdam, Belfast, Berlin, Bristol, Geneva, Glasgow, Liverpool, London (Gatwick and Luton), Manchester, Milan and therefore Birmingham. In 2019, the low cost had transported 2.5 million passengers to Malaga.

Javier Gándara, easyJet Director for Southern Europe, said: “ With more than 36 million passengers carried since 1999, Malaga was until now the most popular destination in our network where we did not have a base. Despite a difficult context for the sector, we believe that the opening of what will be easyJet’s second seasonal Spanish base in Malaga – and the third in the country – is an opportunity to expand our operations in Spain, where we are the fourth airline ».

With the gradual reopening of Europe to tourism, “ we know there is a repressed request of travel, and we retain the flexibility to quickly ramp up our operations to meet this demand, and a seasonal basis provides us with a solution that perfectly matches market needs, being another example of an innovative initiative that makes our business model even stronger. more efficient “, he added.

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After Madrid and Palma de Mallorca, this new base in Spain “reaffirms easyJet’s commitment to the region”, allowing it, according to a press release, to “better respond to an increase in demand due to the gradual reopening of various European countries to tourism” after the pandemic of Covid-19. Twelve planes in total will be based across the Pyrenees this summer, with more than 400 employees.

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