easyJet (London Luton) has announced that it will launch a seasonal, summer-only base at Alicante airport in spring 2024.

The low-cost carrier said easyJet Europe (EC, Vienna) would deploy three A320-200s to the southern Spanish airport. It will allow it to increase the capacity offered during the Summer 2024 season by around 16% compared to the current capacity, provided by aircraft based elsewhere.

easyJet has been serving Alicante since 1999 without having a base at the airport. The ch-aviation capacities module shows it currently has an 11.7% market share by scheduled weekly departure capacity out of the airport (operated mainly by easyJet UK), trailing behind Ryanair but ahead of base carriers Vueling Airlines and Jet2 (United Kingdom).

The airline did not disclose its network plans related to the base launch.

Alicante will be easyJet Europe's fourth base in Spain, following Barcelona El Prat, Malaga, and Palma de Mallorca. Only the Barcelona base is year-round.