Posted on: 13 April 2016 by Mark Howells
From 2017, easyJet will base three Airbus A319/320 aircraft in Palma between March and October to match passenger demand.
The carrier has flown more than 17 million passengers to and from Palma since its operations began in 1997 and currently carries over 1.7 million passengers a year from 22 bases across its European network.
With this investment, easyJet will create more than 120 direct pilot and cabin crew jobs in Palma, all compliant with the Spanish labour legislation. It will also give easyJet’s pilots and cabin crew around Europe wishing to transfer an alternative lifestyle option of living and working in Majorca for eight months of the year with four months off.
Carolyn McCall, easyJet’s CEO, stated, “I am pleased to be announcing the first seasonal base in our network. This is another example of developing new initiatives to make our business model even more efficient. The base provides a solution that matches the seasonal needs of the market. Palma is one of our most popular destinations and so with the new base we will be able to better respond to customer demand.”
In the future easyJet hopes the base will help connect the island with more airports across Europe not currently served by the airline.