EasyJet lands permanent Schiphol space

British price fighter airline easyJet has come to terms with Schiphol to create a base of operations at the Dutch airport. The company plans to permanently maintain at least three aircraft in Amsterdam, a move the company says will create 400 jobs in the Netherlands.

EasyJet currently handles roughly 3.5 million Schiphol passengers per year, the airline says. Having a base there should allow them to double that figure, according to De Telegraaf. EasyJet operates forty flights to Amsterdam daily.

They say they may also be able to offer more flexibility in flight arrival and departure times with the permanent presence at the airport.