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easyJet, the UK’s largest and the Netherlands second largest airline, announced six new routes from Amsterdam alongside some additional frequencies. In total, easyJet will now connect passengers in the Netherlands to 25 destinations with the new routes complementing easyJet’s existing schedule by strengthening city-to-city connections as well as introducing new destinations.
easyJet is increasing the links between the UK and the Netherlands as it will be offering 154 flights each way per week between the two countries – with 108 each way between Amsterdam and London each week. This equates to around 15 flights per day with the introduction of an additional daily flight between Amsterdam and London Gatwick and two extra frequencies a week to and from Bristol.
Stronger business offering
Four new predominantly business destinations will provide Dutch businesses with access to lower fares. Business passengers also benefit from additional frequencies on popular routes to Basel, Berlin, Bordeaux, Bristol and London.
The creation of an Amsterdam base has also allowed easyJet to provide a new daily early morning departure to Geneva, in addition to the existing early slot to London Gatwick. EasyJet transports more than one million business passengers to and from Amsterdam each year.
Base opening Spring 2015
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol will become home to three easyJet Airbus A320 aircraft, increasing the capacity on routes that are now served with the A319. The first two aircraft to be stationed in the Netherlands will land at the end of March and a third in May.
Summer 2015 schedule
The total additional traffic in Amsterdam is expected to increase by 600,000 passengers next year, which is an incremental 16% year-on-year increase (for 12 months ending September 2015), up from 3.6 million passengers in the last year (ending September 2014). easyJet’s total capacity in Amsterdam will grow to 4.7 million seats a year.