21/01/2005

easyJet opens new base at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg

As of June 2005 easyJet will be basing three Airbus A319 aircraft (each with a seating capacity of 156) at the EuroAirport. The new aircraft will be operated by easyJet Switzerland, which thus expands its business in Switzerland.

 

The new easyJet base at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg will generate around 180 direct jobs and will create a further 200 jobs to meet ground operating requirements.

 

The first easyJet Airbus A319 is scheduled to arrive at the beginning of June 2005, the second Airbus at the end of June and the third in July. In the medium term, the easyJet base will probably consist of a total of six aircraft. Existing easyJet flights between the EuroAirport and Berlin Schönefeld (2x daily), Liverpool (1x daily), London Luton (2x daily) and London Stansted (1xdaily) will be maintained. easyJet will announce the additional new routes to be launched from the EuroAirport at a later date and invites customers to name the destinations they would like to fly to from the EuroAirport via the email address: wohinvonbasel@easyJet.com ou debalevers@easyjet.com

 

easyJet expects that this new base together with the existing easyJet flights from the EuroAirport will generate1.5 million passengers as of June 2005 over the next 12 months.

 

Aware of the constant competition between airports and regions for new business, the EuroAirport is excited about easyJet’s decision. EuroAirport management is convinced that the new easyJet flight offer will correspond to the real expectations of the region. The expanded flight programme will also enhance the tourist added value of the RegioTriRhena.

 

With the new easyJet base, the EuroAirport fulfils its mission of promoting the economic advantages of the region, ensuring the preservation of direct and indirect jobs and of increasing the tourist reputation of the region at European level.