Thanks to this investment easyJet will become the number two airline at Lisbon airport, with a network of 32 routes – 30 international and two domestics. This coming winter, easyJet will be the number one carrier between the UK and Portugal.
José Lopes, easyJet Country Manager for Portugal, said: "We are extremely glad to unveil part of easyJet's new network at Lisbon airport that will start operating later in 2022 and which will turn easyJet into the second largest carrier operating at Lisbon airport. We are particularly happy to be bringing the A321neo to Lisbon which will contribute to making our operations more sustainable.
“Despite the challenging external environment, we've never stopped investing in Portugal in the last two years, opening a new base In Faro in 2021 and continuously launching new routes from both Lisbon and Porto throughout the period. By the end of the year, we will have 19 aircraft based in Portugal which will enable us to carry more than 10 million passengers every year, contributing significantly to the connectivity of the country and playing a key role in supporting the national economy."
Overall easyJet will make 1.75 million seats available for sale this winter season to and from Lisbon, a 61% increase compared to last year. From the start of the winter season easyJet will have a total of 19 aircraft based in Portugal, a network of more than 80 routes to and from the country and expects to carry 10.3 million passengers annually.