easyJet today celebrated the opening of its new base at Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport Porto. Carolyn McCall, Chief Executive of easyJet, cut the inaugural ribbon during today’s official ceremony at the new Porto base in the presence of Minister of Finance, Maria Luís Albuquerque, Secretary of State for Infrastructures, Transport and Communication, Sérgio Silva Monteiro, Secretary of State for Tourism, Adolfo Mesquita Nunes, VINCI’s President Nicolas Notebaert.
Carolyn McCall, Chief Executive of easyJet, said, “Portugal is a really important market for easyJet. We have been flying to and from Portugal for 18 years and today represent another important milestone in our history.”
Three new UK routes from Manchester, Bristol and London Luton Airports to the new Porto base will launch this summer.
Flights from Bristol to Porto will commence on 19 April and operate on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Fares start from £22.99* per person. Manchester flights to Porto will launch on 24 May with fares starting from £28.99* per person and London Luton flights to Porto will commence on 26 April. Fares start from £42.99* per person.
Porto is the 25th base of easyJet’s network and the airline will also inaugurate its 26th base in Amsterdam on March 31. easyJet started its operations in Portugal in 1999 and flies now to 48 destinations in Europe being the third largest airline in the country with 12% market share and more than 4 million passengers carried in 2014. easyJet flies to Faro, Funchal, Porto and Lisbon and from 29 March a service will start connecting the capital with Ponta Delgada in Azores.