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.