easyJet expands flights from Berlin, four new destinations for winter 2016/2017
easyJet is expanding its network from Berlin-Schonefeld with four more destinations. The British low-cost airline now flies to Zurich (Switzerland), Marseille (France), Newcastle (United Kingdom) and La Palma (Canary Islands, Spain). The Zurich route now features six times a week in the airlines flight plan (daily except Saturdays). Flights depart for Marseille and Newcastle three times a week. Flights leave on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. La Palma, in the Canary Islands, is served twice a week from Schonefeld. Flights leave on Tuesdays and Saturdays. This winter, the British airline with its well-known white and orange livery will fly from Berlin-Schonefeld to a total of 38 destinations.
“Thanks to the expansion of our fleet in Berlin, we will be offering four new destinations once our winter flight plan begins. By stationing our 11th aircraft at Schonefeld, we can extend our programme here in the capital. This also has advantages for the area: the number of our employees based in Berlin is being increased by 36 to 465 staff members, all with German employment contracts”, says Thomas Haagensen, CEO of easyJet Deutschland. Overall, easyJet will grow by 15 % at Schonefeld within the first half of 2017 compared with the previous year. This corresponds to 360,000 additional passengers.
“We welcome easyJet’s continued engagement at Schonefeld. The four new European destinations will make an important contribution to our attractive winter flight plan from Berlin”, says Dr. Karsten Muhlenfeld, Chairman of the Board of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH. “The airline only announced the renewed expansion of its Berlin base at the start of October. Stationing the eleventh aircraft at Schonefeld is a significant milestone in the expansion of easyJet’s route network from Berlin. We wish great flying, always.”