easyJet, Europe’s leading low cost airline reaches an important milestone in its
history today as it welcomes its 100 millionth passenger. The airline has seen phenomenal growth since it began operating in 1995, increasing
in size from just two aircraft, with two routes and carrying 424,000 passengers in
its first year, to where it is today with over 100 aircraft, 203 routes and in the
last 12 months carried 27.4 million passengers.Over the last nine and a half years easyJet has revolutionised the airline industry,
introducing the concept of low cost air travel to Europe, transforming the way we
book with online innovations and changing the face of European travel by bringing
flying to the masses.
Increasingly both business and leisure travellers are choosing easyJet, because of
its low fares, convenient airports, flexibility, reliability and ease of booking. A
staggering 67% of easyJet’s 100 million passengers have flown in the last three
years, reflecting the airlines continued success following the merger with GO.
The airline’s most popular airport has been Luton, which has seen over 33 million
easyJet passengers through its doors, closely followed by Stansted with over 24
To mark the occasion a passenger at one of easyJet 61 airports with be surprised
with a gift of free flights at today and given VIP treatment throughout their
easyJet is also giving the public the opportunity to win 100 free flights, by taking
part in a special viral email game that has been distributed this morning.
easyJet’s Chief Executive Ray Webster commented
“100 million passengers is an astounding achievement, particularly in such a short
amount of time, we are delighted to reach this important milestone and look forward
to our continued successful growth and to welcoming our 200 millionth passenger”.