easyJet announces an expansion plan to Milan Malpensa, Naples and Venice and Rome
easyJet announced today the strengthening of the strategy in Italy, through an expansion plan that involves the basics of Milan Malpensa, Naples and the opening of a new base in Venice from April 2016. The company will support that plan, redeploying aircraft and crews currently based in Rome Fiumicino.
Carolyn McCall, EasyJet ceo, He outlined the company's plans:
"Italy is a strategic market for easyJet and our plans for the 2016, announced today, will allow us to increase our presence in Milan, Naples and Venice, areas where we believe there are greater opportunities for sustainable, long-term growth. We will continue to ensure linkages between Rome Fiumicino and our European network, in a way that is more in line with the needs of our passengers.
Milan, Naples and Venice are the important economic regions in Italy and have high levels of demand in terms of both business traffic, both holiday. Similarly, each is both an attractive destination destination, with need for more links to Europe.
Our expansion in these airports will allow creating thousands of direct jobs and indirect in each of three regions and will contribute to further strengthening the position of easyJet as first company for investment size, offering our passengers a network of connections in Europe more and more attractive.
In a rich period of profitable growth opportunities for easyJet in Europe, We are continuing to make significant investments in Italy through a path of steady growth in terms of job creation. Will be 29 allocated aircraft in Italian, and more than 1.000 persons employed between crews and staff.”
Source: The Flight