easyJet starts new route to Berlin-Schönefeld and celebrates 5 years operation in Luxembourg
November 3, 2017
Tuesday, 31.10.2017 easyJet and lux-Airport celebrated the start of the new route to Berlin-Schönefeld. For this winter season easyJet will operate the route on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The flights are departing in Luxembourg at 16:00h for an arrival in Berlin-Schönefeld at 17:25h. The flights from Berlin-Schönefeld arrive in Luxembourg at 15:25h after departing Berlin at 13:55h
Berlin-Schönefeld is the second Berlin airport and one of the largest European low cost airline hubs. It is a gateway to Berlin City for tourism, clubbing or meetings. Due to its location south of Berlin, direct on the highway system, it also serves Brandenburg and the Eastern Region of Poland.
The beginning of this winter season also marked the 5th anniversary of easyJet operations in Luxembourg. easyJet was the first Low Cost Airline in Luxembourg starting flights to London-Gatwick on 29th October 2012. easyJet already served nearly 1 million passengers in these 5 years in Luxembourg on flights to London-Gatwick, Milan-Malpensa, Lisbon, Porto and now Berlin-Schönefeld.
Francois Bacchetta, easyJet Country Director for France:
“We are really happy to celebrate this double milestone in Luxembourg. As the first low cost carrier operating Luxembourg since 2012 this 5th anniversary highlights our long term relationship with the airport. We hope this new route to Berlin with 3 weekly frequencies will attract both leisure and business passengers at both side of the route enhancing tourism activity and benefiting the local economy.”
Johan Vanneste, CEO of lux-Airport commented:
With more than 20 flights each week to a total of 5 destinations, easyJet is the 4th largest airline at Luxembourg Airport. As a result, easyJet played an important role in the diversification of the product offering at the airport: today our customers have a clear choice between various full service airlines with worldwide connections and airlines which offer very attractive fares on point to point routes. This mix has contributed to the increased attractiveness of Luxembourg Airport in the Greater Region which is greatly appreciated by ever more passengers.”
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Europe’s primary airports, with great value fares and friendly service. easyJet flies on more of Europe’s most popular routes than any other airline. easyJet carries over 78 million passengers annually, of which more than 12 million are travelling on business. easyJet flies over 270 aircraft on more than 880 routes to over 140 airports across 31 countries. More than 300 million Europeans live within one hour’s drive of an easyJet airport.
easyJet aims to be a good corporate citizen, employing people on local contracts in seven countries across Europe in full compliance with national laws and recognising their trade unions. The airline supports a number of local charities and also has a corporate partnership with UNICEF which has raised over £10m for the most vulnerable children since it was established in 2012.
The airline takes sustainability seriously. easyJet invests in the latest technology, operates efficiently and fills most of its seats. Since 2000 easyJet has reduced its carbon emissions per passenger, per kilometre by over 30%. Its latest target is a further 10% reduction from today’s performance by 2022 and a 38% improvement from 2000. Innovation is in easyJet’s DNA – from our launch almost 20 years ago when we changed the way people fly to the present day where we lead the industry in digital, web, engineering and operational innovations to make travel more easy and affordable for our passengers.