easyJet reopened its Faro base last Sunday to operate 21 routes this summer.
Until the end of October, the company will have connections to and from the Algarve, where it has 9 A320 aircraft (four based and five non-based), with a total capacity of 2.1 million seats, increasing its capacity by 15 per cent compared to 2022.
To offer diversified destinations, easyJet will connect 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 boost the tourist region, allowing passengers to fly directly from several European cities to the Algarve.
José Lopes, General Manager of easyJet Portugal, says, “we are 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 air base, which significantly contributed to the economy’s recovery and tourism in the Algarve region. This easyJet investment led to more than 130 direct contracts, increasing local employability”.
“With flights operational in Faro and a 15 per cent increase in capacity compared to 2022, we hope to continue contributing to the development of the Algarve region while offering our customers, mainly in the south, more possibilities to travel, whether for work or leisure”.
easyJet started operating in Portugal in July 1998 and has since transported around 70 million passengers to/from the country through more than 89 routes. The airline currently has three bases in Portugal (Lisbon, Porto and Faro), with 30 aircraft, also flying to Funchal and Porto Santo, and has a team of around 830 employees under local contracts.