easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, today unveiled its newly created sales team at this year’s Business Travel Show in London.
The new sales team will be tasked to attract corporate clients to choose easyJet when booking business travel flights, and closely follows the launch of its Flexi Fare.
The sales team members, known as Business Partners, will work with all elements of the business travel market to help deliver efficient travel policies for today’s cost conscious companies.
Claire Haigh, easyJet’s Head of UK Sales said “Launching an “easyJet style” sales force is part of our strategy of increasing business passenger sales. A recent independent study has shown that easyJet will save companies money four out of five times on short haul travel, versus negotiated rates on legacy carriers. Therefore, we believe that there are a lot of business travel savings out there that are not currently being realised.”
James Marchant: James is a public sector specialist and joins easyJet after 5 years with Virgin Atlantic. Responsible for Virgin’s public sector relationships James has gained considerable knowledge and understanding of the various public offices and government sectors. In his new role at easyJet James will focus on public sector departments who are serious about reducing travel costs.
Adrian Keating: Adrian is a corporate specialist with over 10 years of experience with British Airways and Etihad . He also has experience of working at one of the leading TMCs. Adrian has a proven track record in identifying key incremental growth opportunities and uses the knowledge he has gained and the relationships he has developed to very positive effect.
Paul Davis: Paul is also a corporate specialist and joins easyJet from Sabre Travel Network where he was responsible for premier accounts within new business sales. Paul has worked in the travel industry at a senior level for more than 20 years, playing major roles in Sales & Marketing within the business, technology and leisure travel industries.
easyJet is also appointing a Regional Business Partner, who will start during the Summer, and will be based in the North West of England .