18 DECEMBER 2017


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EasyJet unveils Berlin plans

Leasing former Air Berlin aircraft, taking over other assets of the failed airline including slots and offering jobs to former flying crew are among the results of easyJet acquiring part of Air Berlin’s operations at Tegel Airport.

EasyJet confirmed the deal – which will also result in it operating 25 aircraft from Tegel – last week, with easyJet’s new CEO Johan Lundgren describing the move as a “milestone”.

He added: “This move is consistent with easyJet’s strategy of purposeful investment in strong number-one positions in Europe’s leading airports. EasyJet will now operate the leading short-haul network at Tegel and with our existing base at Schönefeld means we will be the leading airline to and from Berlin.”

In other easyJet news last week, the airline launched its first flight from Southampton to Geneva with Olympic skier Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards joining in to chat with passengers and pose for photos with fellow skiers before take-off. It is the first time easyJet has operated from the South Coast airport.

The airline has also announced it will operate four new routes from London Southend Airport in 2018 – Bordeaux from 25 July; Prague and Pula from 27 July and Dubrovnik from 28 July.


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