EasyJet has announced that it is to create a new operations base at Doncaster Sheffield Airport in the summer. Easyjet will then use the airport to operate five new routes to Amsterdam, Barcelona, Faro, Palma and Prague.
It’s also reported that another aircraft will be based at Manchester Airport, thus allowing for the introduction of new services to Mahon (Menorca). Sharm el Sheik and Zurich. Easyjet would then be a major player in the north of England, with its 20 planes in the region it would be one of the biggest, if not the biggest, airlines in the North of England.
Plans for 2010 include 36 new routes to and from Europe.
Paul Simmons, Easyjet’s regional manager is quoted as saying: “EasyJet is committed to expansion across the UK regions, tapping in to new catchment areas such as Yorkshire and Humberside and providing greater access to our famously low fares and convenient services from your local airport.”