EasyJet to grow Naples as third Italian base

Source: Flightglobal.com
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EasyJet is to station two aircraft at Naples and launch five additional routes from next year as it makes the airport its third base in Italy.

The UK-based low-cost carrier will operate to Brussels, Catania, Corfu, Hamburg and Mykonos from Naples in 2014, and predicts it will increase passenger traffic by 350,000 to almost two million passengers in the first year of the expanded operations.

There will be additional frequencies on routes such as London Gatwick, which will be served twice-daily, and at the peak of the summer season, flights will total 130 per week.

Innovata schedules show that Easyjet is already the dominant carrier at Naples, with the biggest share of frequencies and seat capacity. The airline already has bases at Rome Fiumicino and Milan Malpensa.