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Easyjet Suggests Madrid As New Base!

Wed Mar 22, 2006 10:22 pm

March 22, 2006

Low-cost airline easyJet said on Wednesday it is looking at establishing Madrid's Barajas Airport as its operational base for southern Europe, confirming press reports.

"We've been talking to AENA (the Spanish airport authority) about opening a new base in Madrid but no decisions have been taken yet," said an easyJet spokesman.

The spokesman added that Madrid offers good growth opportunities because of the opening last month of a new passenger terminal.

"The idea is that the new base would be operational in 2007 and would use one of the old terminals where traffic has been reduced by half since the new T4 terminal started," the spokesman said.

Source: Reuters.

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RE: Easyjet Suggests Madrid As New Base!

Wed Mar 22, 2006 10:37 pm

Great news!! They need to apply all their planes coming. By the way. How many more planes does Easyjet have on order?
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RE: Easyjet Suggests Madrid As New Base!

Wed Mar 22, 2006 10:49 pm

That sounds really good. I think there is a real high demand not only to and from northern Europe. They could do the same what AB in PMI is doing. A base for southern Europe, including even certain new destinations to the canary islands, southern Spain and maybe northern Africa.

Who knows where they will fly in the future from MAD? Time will tell....

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RE: Easyjet Suggests Madrid As New Base!

Wed Mar 22, 2006 10:59 pm

They do 3 flights per day from LGW, would this then free up LGW based aircraft to fly elsewhere?

BA/IB has a lot of LHR/LGW-MAD flights, good to see U2 likely to offer serious competition.

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