In a statement, the company said it would equip the two bases (Faro and Malaga) with three A320 aircraft, which can carry 156 passengers.
According to the company, the opening of the third base in Spain, a seasonal base in the city of Malaga in the spring of 2021, will create more than 100 direct jobs among pilots and crew.
With these new provisional bases, easyJet intends to reinforce the summer season until the end of October, just as it did with its base in Palma de Mallorca, inaugurated in 2017.
Spain and Portugal are two important markets for easyJet as they accumulate about 26 percent of all passengers transported in 2019.
A plan it may be, but we should probably wait for an update in the new year.
By Annie from Algarve on 11 Oct 2020, 19:29
Very disappointed that our flight 8.11.20 from Lisbon to Edinburgh has been cancelled, we didn’t even get an email. We have rescheduled a flight 7.11.20 from Faro to Glasgow. This is quite an alteration, though we will make the best of things. I understand that Easyjet must think of finances for long term survival but unannounced cancellation with no viable alternative is very poor. Even if there’re were a couple of interim flights Lisbon Edinburgh it would have been acceptable.
By Fionafionammcintosh@ gmail.com from Lisbon on 12 Oct 2020, 21:05
The reason behind these regional bases is for easyJet EU to fly from these locations to other EU states , easy jet split operations due to the instability caused by the Brexit chaos and this is not just intended to satisfy the needs of UK passengers , also employing British people not resident in the areas announced will be a illegal.
By Joe Kerr from Algarve on 13 Oct 2020, 11:44