EasyJet has been operating in Portugal since 1999 and currently flies from four Portuguese airports – Lisbon, Porto, Faro and Funchal – carrying more than 3.4 million passengers a year to Portugal.
EasyJet established in October 2010 a new permanent base at Lisbon, Portugal. According to a statement on EasyJet’s website, Lisbon was selected from an initial list of 57 other European cities because of its “market potential”.
The Portuguese capital has recently scooped a plethora of awards establishing its status as one of Europe’s most appealing destinations. Amongst others accolades Lisbon was recently crowned ‘Europe’s Leading City Break Destination’ at this year’s ‘World Travel Awards (WTA), which are known in the industry as the ‘Oscars’ of the travel. It is a title the city scooped for the second consecutive year, meanwhile EasyJet was donned the title of ‘Europe’s Leading Low-Cost Airline’.
Meanwhile, Irish low-cost counterpart Ryanair recently confirmed they were also in negotiations with Lisbon to create a third Portuguese base there.
Natural surroundings that have remained unspoilt and unchanged by the ravages of time, where lush green vegetation contrasts with volcanic formations and the blue of the sea. The nine volcanic islands that form the archipelago of the Azores offer you an irresistible week of romance.
Idyllic landscapes, with enormous two-tone lakes, immense valleys and fields brightly decorated with hydrangeas, the islands of the Azores are the perfect refuge for two people in love.
On the island of São Miguel, be sure to stroll through the volcanic landscape of Vale das Furnas and don't forget to enjoy a swim in the lake's warm water. And why not sample the famous "cozido das Furnas", a stew that is cooked in pans buried in the ground? At Lagoa das Sete Cidades, you can't fail to be moved by the love stories that are frequently told here, and you'll certainly enjoy the sunset seen from the top of the Serra da Tronqueira.
On the island of Faial, go for a boat ride and photograph whales and dolphins, or take a trip over the almost lunar landscape of the Capelinhos volcano, which emerged from the ocean in 1957. As night begins to fall, relax in Peter's Café, the famous bar where you can experience all the colour and excitement of the marina of Horta, a frequent port of call for boats crossing the Atlantic Ocean.
You should also include in your programme a visit to the islands of São Jorge and Pico, each of them only 30 minutes from Faial. On São Jorge, you'll have the chance to sample the island's famous cheese and admire the peculiar fajãs (seemingly flat surfaces on the sea) lying at the foot of high cliffs. On the island of Pico, visit the vineyards planted in fields of lava, which have been classified by UNESCO as world heritage, and don't leave without tasting the local wine that was once famous in the court of the Tsars.
Centre of Portugal
Do you know where you can roam freely, enjoy new experiences and live perfect moments? In the Centro de Portugal, of course! There is loads to see and if you don’t believe us, come find out for yourself…