EasyJet is expanding its operations from Lisbon this winter after being awarded 18 new daily slots at the city’s airport by the European Commission.
The airline will base three additional Airbus A321neos at Lisbon Airport, bringing its total number of Portugal-based aircraft to 19, and enabling it to launch 14 new routes from Lisbon, as well as increase frequencies to seven other existing destinations.
The expansion will see easyJet become Lisbon’s second largest airline after Tap Air Portugal this winter, as it increases the number of seats by 61% year-on-year to 1.75 million.
EasyJet’s new routes from Lisbon in winter 2022/23 include Birmingham, Barcelona, Valencia, Marseille, Toulouse, Zurich, Milan Bergamo and Marrakech.
Jose Lopes, easyJet country manager for Portugal, added: “We are particularly pleased to bring the A321neo to Lisbon, which will help make our operations more sustainable.
“Despite the challenging external environment, we have never stopped investing in Portugal over the past two years, opening a new base in Faro in 2021 and continuously launching new routes from Lisbon and Porto throughout the period.”
EasyJet’s new routes and additional frequencies from Lisbon will go on sale from 15 August.