easyJet has unveiled new expansion plans in Italy, with the opening of a brand-new base in Naples.
The new base,easyJet’s third in the country and its 24th in Europe, will be up and running in spring 2014 and will be good news for timeshare owners keen for a slice of “the dolce vita” for their next escape.
The budget airliner confirmed that it will have two aircraft based in Naples, enabling an additional 350,000 passengers will be able to fly with easyJet.
Mike Campbell, easyJet’s European director, said: “Italy is a key market for easyJet where it has regularly invested and we are delighted to announce that Naples becomes our 3rd Italian base and in Italy’s third largest city.
“Naples is a top European destination both for tourism – the city being listed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO – and for business with a wide network of more than 260,000 companies and 2.6 million business passengers travelling to and from Naples every year.”
easyJet will fly 20 routes from the base, five of those will be newly introduced in Spring 2014, and will offer 130 flights a week at peak season from Naples.
The airline will fly additional frequencies on key routes such as London Gatwick with two daily flights.
Last month, easyJet announced the opening of another key European base in Hamburg next Spring alongside announcing plans to increase its fleet in Berlin.