The facility is set to create more than 100 jobs within the Algarve region whilst connecting the Portuguese city to 21 European locations
EasyJet has announced the opening of its new base at Faro International Airport, Portugal – the airline’s third operating base in the country alongside Lisbon and Porto.
The low-cost carrier launched operations at the base on June 1, with people such as Johan Lundgren, CEO of easyJet and Nicola Notebaert, CEO of Vinci Airports, attending the inauguration.
This seasonal base plans to operate between March and October, serving 21 routes from the Portuguese region. Passengers can travel to European cities such as Amsterdam, Bordeaux, Bristol, Geneva, Glasgow, Liverpool, Milan, Paris, Basel, Belfast, Berlin Brandenburg, London, Lyon and Manchester.
Five new services to Luxembourg, Munich, Lille, Toulouse and Zurich are also set to begin.
“We are in the process of recovery, and opening this seasonal base allows us to respond positively to the resilient and growing demand that is expected across Europe over the summer months,” said Lundgren.
“We want to continue to contribute to the local economy and are pleased to have been able to create more than 100 jobs at this new base and look forward to welcoming more customers to the Algarve this summer and beyond.”
Over the last 22 years, the airline has stated that it has served more than 20 million passengers to and from the region, contributing to the local economy.
Alongside the new Faro facility, easyJet has also recently set up a base in Malaga, Spain.