easyJet has announced that it will launch a new base in Bordeaux in spring 2018, bringing more regular services from popular destinations across Europe.
The airline has flown to and from Bordeaux since 2006 and the opening of the Bordeaux base, with its three aircraft, will bring a total capacity of 2.2 million seats to the city.
Carolyn McCall, CEO of easyJet, commenting on the new base said, “easyJet has been operating to and from Bordeaux for more than a decade. The local market’s maturity, along with customer loyalty and demand, together with the airport’s investment strategy are the main reasons for our decision to open a base in Bordeaux.
“Next spring the new routes, a mixture of business and leisure, will be launched from the new base and these will directly benefit the local tourism economy as well as accelerating Bordeaux’s connectivity within France and with the rest of Europe."
easyJet operated its first flight to France in 1996 with its London Luton – Nice route and is now the second largest airline in France for international and domestic short haul flights. easyJet has placed the French regions at the heart of its network by opening 6 bases: Paris Orly, Paris Charles De Gaulle, Lyon, Toulouse, Nice and now, Bordeaux.