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EasyJet opens new base at Faro airport

EasyJet opens new base at Faro airport

easyJet opened its new base at Faro airport on Tuesday, June 15, with a ceremony attended by the airline's CEO and several national politicians.

The airline that with this opening of its new base in Faro demonstrate its commitment to Portugal, despite the challenges that aviation and tourism are facing due to the pandemic.

This base will consist of three A320 aircraft allocated to operate on 21 routes to and from Faro between March and October, this being easyJet's third base in Portugal, after Lisbon in 2012 and Porto, since 2015.

This base contributes to the local economy with more than 100 jobs and a greater flow of passengers to the Algarve.

For Vinci Aeroportos is a new phase in the development of Faro airport, aiming at the placement and recovery of Tourism in Portugal with a greater environmental and sustainability aspect. This is the launch of a photovoltaic and solar plant at Faro airport, with a capacity of 3 MWp (Mega Watt Peak), which will meet 30% of the energy needs of Faro airport, generating an annual savings equivalent to more than 1,500 tons of CO2.

Source: jornal economico

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