Faro Airport welcomes inaugural Easyjet route from Basel

Faro Airport welcomed the first passengers travelling on low-cost airline Easyjet’s new route from Basel (Switzerland), which will run for two months until 1 September.

Algarve Car Hire Faro airportOver a hundred passengers on the inaugural flight were welcomed to the Algarve with a traditional reception featuring regional delicacies, such as carob, fig and almonds sweets, liqueur tasting and typical Algarve music, hosted in partnership with the Cork Route Association.

The direct connection to Basel will be served by a 174-seat Airbus A320 aircraft and will operate twice a week, departing on Wednesdays at 8.30am and Saturdays at 6.50pm.

It is estimated that a total of more than 6,000 passengers will be carried by the new service.

Despite being highly seasonal, this service illustrates and reinforces the company’s continuous interest in Faro Airport and in the region and highlights the interest of the British airline in the Algarve as a prime holiday destination.

As Easyjet spokesperson Javier Gándara said: "Easyjet is strongly committed to Portuguese passengers and tourism, which is the reason that led us to inaugurate this route from Faro Airport. This new Faro-Basel route reinforces our aim to connect Portugal to all the major European cities."

The new Basel-Faro route is the 11th route inaugurated by the British company Easyjet from Faro, added to the airline’s existing direct routes from Faro to London Gatwick, London Luton, London Southend, Bristol, Liverpool, Belfast, Newcastle, Glasgow International, Paris Orly and Geneva.

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