EasyJet's announcement of over 1.8 million seats for the summer season in its seasonal base in Malaga, is welcome news for travellers looking for a sunny getaway. With its connection to fifteen European destinations, including the recent addition of a route to Lyon, France, there's a wide range of options to suit everyone's preferences.
Javier Gandara, the general manager of EasyJet in southern Europe, highlighted the importance of Malaga as a key market for the airline in Spain. He noted that the city has always been a popular destination for travellers from the UK, and the addition of new routes will only enhance its appeal.
As a matter of fact, the Andalusia hotspot has caught the attention of all major airlines and between March 26 and October 28, the airport will accommodate 99,400 scheduled flights with 17.8 million seats up for grabs. That’s an impressive 14.4 percent increase compared to the record year of 2019, before the pandemic.
In addition to the new routes, EasyJet is also offering flights to Malaga this summer from London-Gatwick, London-Luton, and Bristol. This move reflects the company's commitment to meeting the growing demand from UK travellers for flights to the Costa del Sol region.
EasyJet Holidays, the tour operator, is also playing its part in promoting tourism in the region. The company has built up an extensive portfolio of hotels in the area, providing visitors with a range of accommodation options to suit all budgets.
The reopening of the seasonal base in Malaga coincides with the restart of operations at EasyJet's base in Mallorca. This move will provide an additional 2.5 million seats for travellers, giving them even more options when planning their summer holidays.
Since 1996, when EasyJet began operations in Spain, the airline has transported more than 220 million passengers to and from the country. The company has established itself as a leading carrier in the region, connecting Spain with Europe and the UK through 172 routes and operating three current bases in Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, and Barcelona.
EasyJet's commitment to expanding its services in Spain is a positive development for travellers looking to explore this beautiful country. With more flights, routes, and accommodation options available, visitors can look forward to a memorable summer on the Costa del Sol and beyond.