José Lopes

General Manager, Portugal easyJet


José Lopes has been easyJet's Country Manager for Portugal since 2012. Today at the head of a team of more than 800 local employees, he has opened the first Portuguese base in Lisbon and a second in Porto. easyJet's Portuguese operation, which includes Faro, Funchal and Porto Santo, has grown from 3 million to over 8 million passengers a year, and has become the leader in British, Swiss, and ethnic traffic in the country. With almost 30 years of experience in the aviation sector, José Lopes started in Portugália, where he was responsible for network development, data mining and budgeting. Later took on the role of Director of Development for Airlines at the first private Iberian airport, Aeroporto Central Ciudad Real, where he stayed until joining easyJet.