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.