easyJet, the UK’s largest airline and operator of Europe’s leading air transport network, opened a new base in Hamburg as well as increasing its fleet in Berlin in spring 2014. Building on its success to date in both Hamburg and Berlin, easyJet’s new base opened with three A319 aircraft with the airline increasing its fleet in Berlin by an additional plane. easyJet will more than double its network from Hamburg with 15 additional new business and leisure routes on the top of its existing portfolio of six routes offering almost 170 flights a week during summer 2014. With more frequencies and early morning departures from Hamburg the schedule will make easyJet more attractive to business passengers.
Hamburg will be easyJet’s 23rd base in its European network. Germany’s second largest city is also one of Europe’s wealthiest economies with a strong local industry in banking, aviation, renewable energy media & publishing and the second largest European harbour. easyJet expects to bring 275,000 additional business and leisure visitors in Hamburg in the first year.
“easyJet’s recent decisions strengthen both the Hamburg Airport and the aircraft manufacturing location Hamburg – the third largest after Seattle and Toulouse. The most recent decision of the airline to purchase new aircraft is good for Airbus. It is also good news for suppliers that are involved in aircraft manufacturing”, says First Mayor of Hamburg, Olaf Scholz. And adds: “easyJet’s decisions underscore the positive development that Hamburg is experiencing in regards to aviation. This development shows that it was the right decision of the Hamburg Senate in 2000 to invest in aviation in Hamburg and to give the aviation industry the importance it deserves.”