easyJet, the main European airline, reopened this Sunday its base Faro inaugurated in the summer of 2021, from which it will operate 21 routes.
Until the end of October, the company will make connections to and from the Algarve, where it has nine A320 aircraft (4 based + 5 not based), with a total capacity of 2,1 million seats, increasing its capacity by 15%. compared to 2022.
To offer diversified destinations, the easyJet will call Faro to different European destinations, such as Barcelona, Berlin, Milan and Paris, providing its customers with several routes to travel for leisure or work.
Operating two more routes than in 2021, easyJet also hopes to contribute to boosting the tourist region of the Algarve, allowing you to fly directly from several European cities to the south of Portugal.
José Lopes, managing director of easyJet Portugal, said that the company is «very anxious to restart the season and be back in the skies of the Algarve».
In 2021, «we made one of our biggest investments in Portugal, with the reopening of the Faro, which contributed significantly to the recovery of the economy and tourism in the Algarve region. This easyJet investment has led to more than 130 direct contracts, increasing local employability,” he added.
«With the return of flights in Faro and with a 15% increase in capacity compared to 2022, we hope to continue to contribute to the development of the Algarve region, while offering our customers, mainly in the south, more possibilities to travel, whether for work or leisure », said José Lopes.
easyJet started operating in Portugal in July 1998 and since then has transported around 70 million passengers to/from the country through more than 89 routes.
The airline currently has 3 bases in Portugal (Lisbon, Porto and Faro), with 30 aircraft based, also flying to Funchal and Porto Santo, and has a team of around 830 employees under local contracts.
routes from Faro: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Milan, Basel and Geneva (Switzerland), Belfast (Ireland), Birmingham, Bristol and Manchester (England), London (Gatwick, Luton, Southend), Glasgow (Scotland), London (Gatwick, Luton, Southend), Lyon, Nantes, Bordeaux, Paris (Charles de Gualle and Orly) and Toulouse (France).