EasyJet plans to add a fourth aircraft to its newly-opened base at Amsterdam Schiphol airport from October.
The extra aircraft means an estimated 40 jobs will be created, bringing the total number of the airline’s staff based at the airport to around 160.
The base has enabled easyJet to introduce nine new destinations including Corfu, Dubrovnik, Hamburg, Ibiza, Nice, Olbia, Palermo, Toulouse, and Venice, bringing the total number routes served up to 29.
The budget airline previously announced that it will start flying from Amsterdam to Milan Linate airport.
Chief executive Carolyn McCall said:
“Opening a base at Schiphol is an important strategic move for EasyJet.
“EasyJet is already the second-largest airline at Amsterdam – one of Europe’s leading airports serving a large and growing aviation market with strong passenger demand both to and from the Dutch capital.
“After flying to and from Amsterdam for so many years, it is great that we are finally able to call the airport “home” for easyJet pilots and crew.
“Schiphol was easyJet’s first destination outside of the UK back in 1996 and today we fly to and from London 108 times per week – a brilliant example of the strength of easyJet’s network and schedule.
“Basing aircraft at Schiphol allows us to offer more destinations for Dutch passengers – both business travellers flying to cities and leisure travellers flying holiday destinations.
“Around one third of passengers on our Amsterdam flights are travelling on business and we are sure our improved European network will make travel easier and more affordable.
The carrier opened its 25th base in Porto last week with two aircraft.
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