easyJet in massive expansion

4th Jan 2006

easyJet is adding 14 new routes across its European network and is converting three of its bases to solely Airbus operations. Seats will be on sale on Friday 6th Jan
The airline has revealed it sees the potential for growth in the North West of England and Italy in 2006.

The addition of the new routes (below) will increase the total number operated to 247, with more new routes planned for later in the year:

Geneva to Palma and Mallorca

Lisbon to Luton, Milan (Malpensa) and Paris (CDG)

Liverpool to Faro, Krakow, Mahon and Marseille

Malaga to Berlin and Dortmund

Milan (Malpensa) to Naples, Palermo, Olbia and Ibiza

easyJet also announced it is converting three of its UK regional bases - Edinburgh, Glasgow and Liverpool - to solely Airbus operations, replacing the current fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft with nine brand new Airbus 319s this summer, taking the total number of aircraft in its fleet to 116.

Andrew Harrison, easyJet Chief Executive said: “Some 35 million Europeans will take advantage of easyJet’s unique combination of the lowest fares to the best-located airports this year; in fact, no other airline saves their passengers time and money on the same scale as easyJet.”
“14 new routes for the coming summer season is just the beginning of our plans for expansion during 2006, which will be an exciting year for easyJet - look out for announcements about more new routes to more destinations over the coming months.”



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