As football fever spreads across Europe, easyJet has announced it will be keeping passengers updated with the latest scores of key Euro 2016 games whilst they fly.
easyJet is ensuring its passengers and crew are not left out of the action as they will be able to receive the latest scores directly from the airline’s Operations Control Centre at its Luton Head Office base during their flights.
The airline is gearing up to fly hundreds of thousands of fans to games all across France.
easyJet is seeing an increase in demand from customers for flights to and from French cities hosting European Championship games as football fans travel to matches from all across Europe.
The scores will be relayed via Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System messages – the only way to communicate with easyJet’s aircraft flying at 38,000 feet, to airborne aircraft which can then be announced by the crew to passengers who wish to know.
For those who wish to catch up with the action after they land and don’t want to know the score there will be a pre ‘Match of the Day’ style spoiler alert ahead of any announcement.
So whether ever-expectant England fans who’ve been waiting patiently for 50 years to end the trophy drought or the expectant Spanish attempting to retain it, participating pilots will be able to make announcements following final whistles of key games.
Will Facey, head of network operations, easyJet said: “As football fans across Europe make their final travel arrangements - whether they are heading to France or elsewhere on the easyJet network on holiday, we will ensure that we can contribute in keeping them updated with the action as it happens.
“We fly to the majority of the 24 counties’ teams competing in the competition and so are perfectly placed, as football fever grips the nations, to allow our passengers and crew to receive final scores.”
For those already overseas easyJet holidays’ hotels will be screening the action for customers to follow their team’s progress.