Easyjet will add six new destinations from Geneva, Basel and Zurich starting next summer.
There will be new flights from Geneva to Tivat in Montenegro from 1 July 2017, running weekly until 2 September.
These new flights are great news for residents of Basel. Easyjet threatened to make cutbacks at Basel airport after the French government announced plans in 2014 to increase taxes on companies operating there. Despite the airport’s name referring to a Swiss city, it is based entirely on French soil. Originally, as part of a cross-border deal agreed in the 1940s, the French government offered tax concessions to airlines operating from the airport. Then in 2014 it announced a u-turn.
New flights from Zurich include: Naples – four flights a week from 13 May to 28 October 2017, Nice – up to three flights a week all year round from 10 June 2017, and Venice – up to four flights a week , all year round, starting on 12 May 2017.