Low-cost airline easyJet has continues to deliver on its strategy, reporting a solid first quarter, in line with expectations. A purposeful investment in capacity across core markets from the Luton-based airline supported an 8.2 per cent increase in passengers, while revenue per seat was better than previously guided on broadly flat load factors.
Three of Gatwick’s major carriers will move terminals in January. British Airways will move to the South Terminal, Virgin Atlantic will move to the North Terminal, and easyJet, which currently operates out of both terminals, will consolidate its operation in the North Terminal.
easyJet will operate three new routes from London Luton Airport including Stockholm, with the Swedish Capital becoming a new country for easyJet from the UK. Also joining easyJet’s line up of destinations from the airport is the Greek island of Rhodes and French surf favourite, Biarritz. On sale now, the routes will be bookable via the app and website with the first flights taking off from March next year.
easyJet will operate three new routes from Manchester Airport taking the number of destinations offered from the airport to 50. Joining easyJet’s line up of destinations from the airport are Croatian hot spot Dubrovnik, Spanish favourite Granada, which lies in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, and the Greek coastal town of Preveza.
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.