easyJet takes low fares beyond EU

1st Mar 2006

easyJet has revealed an expansion into three new markets - all outside the EU.From this summer, easyJet will be taking its familiar brand and famously
low-fares to new customers in the bustling cities of Marrakech, Istanbul
and to Rijeka, Croatia’s third-largest city.

Over the last 10 years easyJet has brought low-fares to 18 countries in
Europe and expects to carry in the region of 35 million passengers this
year. Today about one-third of Europe’s population live within one hour
of an easyJet airport.

All three destinations should prove popular with passengers travelling
for both business and leisure reasons that, until now, have had to put
up with the high fares charged by the traditional airlines.

easyJet becomes the first major European low-fares airline to start
services from London to the most vibrant cities of Turkey and Morocco
and, in doing so, expands its operations into these wholly-new markets
that are increasing their business links with Europe.

Andrew Harrison, easyJet Chief Executive, said:


“This is probably our most significant expansion since the start of our
new routes to Central & Eastern Europe in May 2004. easyJet continues to
seize opportunities and to stay ahead of the industry - both
geographically and technically, as highlighted by our recent
introduction of on-line check-in.

Croatia, Turkey and Morocco are forging an ever-closer relationship with
the UK and Europe. As a consequence, the demand for low-fares to these
countries is growing quickly, and easyJet will be in a unique position
to benefit from this development.

Wherever we go low fares speak their own language and we look forward to
bringing our unique combination of low-costs with care and convenience
to the long-suffering passengers to Istanbul, Marrakech and to Rijeka
who have had to put up with high fares for too long.”


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