easyJet has announced it will operate three new routes from London Luton Airport. Joining easyJet’s already comprehensive line up of destinations from the airport are Gallic duo, Nantes and Marseille and a new Spanish destination Valencia. On sale now, the routes will be bookable via the app and website with the first flights taking off from February next year.
Low-cost airline easyJet has seen pre-tax profits fall 27.9 per cent to £495 million in the year to September 30th. However, the figure was in line with a warning given last month, seeing FTSE listed shares in the carrier rise nearly three per cent in early trading.
easyJet has started two new services from Newcastle International Airport to Berlin Schoenefeld Airport and Las Palmas Airport in Gran Canaria. The two new routes are expected to carry more than 36,000 passengers in the first year. The airline’s new route to Berlin Schoenefeld is the only direct scheduled flight between Newcastle and the German city, opening both up to more tourism and making connecting between the two easier than ever.
easyJet has appointed Peter Duffy to the role of chief commercial officer, bringing together all the airline’s revenue generation under one person. The role includes Duffy’s previous areas of responsibility which include marketing, customer strategy and digital activity. Carolyn McCall, easyJet chief executive, commented on the changes: “Peter has done a fantastic job over the past six years in establishing easyJet as the leader in digital, data and customer.
easyJet’s network continued to drive passenger growth in the three months ending September 30th, with passenger numbers reaching a record 22 million. The low-cost carrier also recorded a strong load factor of 93.9 per cent. Passengers have benefitted from the low fares across our network with revenue per seat at constant currency decreasing by 8.7 per cent during the quarter compared to this same period in 2015.
easyJet has announced that customers can now use Apple Pay on web for bookings made on easyJet.com. This makes payment a seamless “two touch” process. Apple Pay is already available via easyJet’s iOS mobile app however from today customers will also be able to confirm their booking via easyJet.com on their Apple iPad or Apple Mac in just a matter of seconds thanks to Apple Pay; a secure, quick and private one-touch payment function.
easyJet has launched a new route from London Gatwick to Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia. The new, year-round service commences December 5th and flights will operate four times per week Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Neil Slaven, easyJet commercial manager, commented: “We started flying to Ljubljana from London Stansted in April 2004 and since then it has proved to be a popular destinations for our passengers.”
easyJet is launching a pan-European, multi-media advertising campaign which sets out to inspire people to travel across the continent. Produced by creative agency VCCP, and shot by critically acclaimed directors, CANADA, the film features a generation easyJet traveller embracing her ‘Why not?’ attitude to the fullest, as her yearly travel itinerary comes to life inside an easyJet hangar.
easyJet has announced a new route from London Gatwick to Åre Östersund Airport, Sweden, which will commence on December 11th and is expected to be popular with skiers and snowboarders. The new route will be easyJet’s first service from the UK to Sweden. When it launches it will be the 32nd country in easyJet’s network and the 107th destination available from London Gatwick airport.
La Palma has appointed leading travel and tourism public relations and marketing agency, Hills Balfour, to spearhead its public relations campaign in the UK & Ireland for the remainder of the year. The partnership has been signed to further awareness of the destination (one of the seven Canary Islands) in the UK & Ireland market, as well as position La Palma, otherwise known as La Isla Bonita meaning ‘’The pretty island’, as a short haul destination with a variety of offerings.
easyJet and Amadeus have announce the renewal of a long-term partnership, giving Amadeus subscribers continued access to easyJet’s range of fares. The partnership will support the airline’s evolving growth strategy, which includes a focus on business travel, and ensures that corporate travellers in particular can easily access and book the airline’s range of business friendly products such as Inclusive and Flexi Fares.
easyJet has today announced that it is to recruit more than 1,200 new permanent and fixed-term cabin crew positions as the airline continues its growth. The carrier, which flies more than 250 aircraft on over 820 routes in 31 countries, will offer its new cabin crew positions across all of its 27 European bases. Around half of these positions will be based in the UK.