Press: EasyJet starts domestic Spanish flights

EasyJet PLC has confirmed to Spain’s civil aviation authority AENA that it plans to start domestic flights in Spain in 2007, competing with Iberia Lineas Aereas de Espana SA and SAS’ Spanair, La Gaceta de los Negocios reported, citing AENA. La Gaceta cited easyJet as saying that it will reveal the routes it plans to operate and the slots it has been granted on Sept 13.

The newspaper said AENA has granted the company provisional slots to fly from Madrid’s Barajas airport to Canary Islands Tenerife and Lanzarote, as well as Bilbao and Asturias in the north of the country.

easyJet, Europe’s second largest no-frills airline, announced the launch of a new base at Barajas last week.

easyJet has also been nominated at this year’s World Travel Awards in the category of Europe’s Leading No-Frills Airline.