The largest European air transport network, Easyjet, inaugurated on Friday morning, June 1, the first of the two new routes announced for the summer of 2018. The capital of the Algarve is now connected to the Milan Malpensa airport. This route is available on Mondays and Fridays.
In the morning, the first 154 passengers arriving from Milan to Faro were treated to live music, flowers, company offers and a very warm welcome. Already the first 104 to travel from Algarve to Milan were entitled to cake and juice.
José Lopes, director of Easyjet for Portugal, revealed that the company’s bet in the Algarve this year is Italy, since in July it inaugurates the route Faro – Naples, making the Algarve city to have the airport of Portugal with more options of destinations in the company.
With the end of the first half of the year, José Lopes reveals that the numbers could not be more positive. “We have now closed the first half of 2018 with growth here in the Algarve of close to 17 percent, which was more than double the national average which was 8 percent. The company’s highest growth was recorded at Faro International Airport.”
As for new routes, the director says that “the secret is the soul of the business,” but promises to continue to “present surprises” at the right time.
Alberto Mota Borges, director of Faro airport, praised the operation for the Algarve region as it “strengthens the connection to a growing market by creating new connections and more connectivity.” He also congratulates the airline for the “robustness of its operation for Faro in the summer of 2018 and for the continuous effort in diversifying the offer to and from Faro Airport.” Alberto Borges concludes that both the route to Milan and to Naples will be supported by ANA Aeroportos de Portugal and by Turismo de Portugal.