easyJet announces four new destinations and 36 new hires for summer 2020 with the arrival of a fifth aircraft at its Bordeaux base.
easyJet is pushing ahead with its local commitment and investment, adding an Airbus A320 from summer 2020 and paving the way to the launch of four new lines from Bordeaux in 2020, bringing the total to 42 lines. easyJet will thus rank as the top airline in Bordeaux for the number of available destinations.
36 new cabin crew positions will also be created, bringing the total workforce to 200 employees, two years after opening its local base.
As from summer 2020, Bordeaux residents will have a choice of four new charming seaside destinations at affordable rates: Corsica and Sardinia with Ajaccio and Figari, and Olbia in the high summer season, and Fuerteventura (Canaries) all year round.
Starting this winter, Bordeaux residents will also enjoy more frequent connections and better scheduling to Lille, Marseille and Nice, and to European cities such as Berlin, Granada, Porto and Venice. Last but not least, Catania will be available year-round as from this winter, instead of only in high season.
Using the aircraft based in Bordeaux, easyJet can put out a top-quality, ever-improving offer from the capital of the Gironde region. By 2020, the orange network will boast almost 20% extra seats, with 3 million seats available in total, of which 1 million during the winter.
Making for many new travel opportunities for business and leisure at affordable prices as well as boosting local tourism, onboard a modern, quiet fleet operating zero-carbon flights. Indeed, since 19 November all easyJet passenger flights are covered by the airline’s automatic carbon compensation scheme.
Growth sustained by the easyJet base opened in 2018 is also driving job creation with 200 direct jobs signed under French law in the past two years, including 36 new hires starting in summer 2020.
Reginald Otten, Country Manager for France at easyJet, commented that :
“In 2019, 2.1 million passengers placed their trust in easyJet in Bordeaux. Growing numbers to reward the work of our crews who deliver top-quality service on the ground and onboard modern aircraft operating carbon-neutral flights since November 2019.
Two years after opening our base, we are delighted to be welcoming a fifth aircraft, increasing the number of destinations on offer to 42, including four new lines, and creating 36 new positions.
France is central to easyJet’s commitment to serving its regions better going forward. Our investment and partners – including Bordeaux Mérignac airport and Atout France – are helping us promote the various regions of France abroad, with a positive knock-on effect on the local economy.”
Pascal Personne, Chairman of the Management Board, SA Aéroport de Bordeaux-Mérignac, added :
“For the past 14 years, easyJet has played an important role at Bordeaux airport and a crucial role in developing our territory. The airport crews are delighted with this successful collaboration, source of new jobs, driving the local economy and forging professional and personal connections with over 40 destinations. As such, easyJet has significantly grown mobility among those now living in Aquitaine.”