easyJet has reopened their seasonal Faro base, which was launched in the summer of 2021. Until the end of October, the airline will provide flights to and from the Algarve, where it has four planes based, one more than last year. This will allow easyJet to have a total capacity of 1.67 million seats.

To celebrate this occasion, the airline invited more than 40 children from the Olhão kindergarten to visit one of the planes. With the curiosity of a child, the students had the opportunity to interact with one of the company's pilots and feel the atmosphere on board and in the cockpit.

“As it is the first major reopening of the base, it made sense to highlight it in a different way. Over the last year, we have visited schools and highlighted the job of a pilot, showing that it can be for everyone. This time, they had the opportunity to get on a plane and understand how a cockpit works”, said José Lopes, easyJet Country Manager in Portugal.

New routes

Aiming to carry 1.5 million passengers this summer, easyJet will have 19 routes available from Faro to European cities, two of which are new this year: Birmingham and London Southend. In addition to the four planes, easyJet has additional capacity supported on non-based airplanes.

“This was one of the most important investments we’ve made in Portugal. We look forward to continuing to reinforce our offer, providing our clients with more possibilities to travel,” he said.