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Stelios escalates row with easyJet

Stelios escalates row with easyJet

29 July 2010 Airline News

Just hours after releasing financial results suggesting the airline had weathered the economic storm, easyJet has hit turbulence with founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou. In a deepening row, Stelios has threatened to withdraw the easyGroup branding from the airline in under three months unless punctuality improves.

easyJet flying high despite ash cloud

easyJet flying high despite ash cloud

28 July 2010 Airline News

easyJet’s revenue has risen more than 5 percent over the past quarter, despite it taking a £65m hit due to the volcanic ash cloud. The budget carrier said it expects to make a full-year profit of £100-150m compared to £43.7m last year.

Ryanair apologies to Stelios for “Pinocchio” ads

Ryanair apologies to Stelios for “Pinocchio” ads

15 July 2010 Airline News

easyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou has accepted undisclosed libel damages over advertisements by Ryanair that accused him of lying. The Irish carrier ran adverts depicting Stelios as Pinocchio, suggesting he was lying about easyJet’s punctuality.

Stelios calls for emergency easyJet meeting

12 July 2010 Airline News

easyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou is calling an emergency meeting of shareholders this week in a bid to stop the budget carrier’s “overzealous” expansion plans. The call comes as the airline’s new boss has hinted a third party will be called in to review the company’s business model.

Stelios takes easyJet to High Court

16 June 2010 Airline News

easyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou is taking to the witness box today in his High Court battle against the airline over a brand licence disagreement. Stelios, who recently resigned as a director but remains a significant shareholder, is suing easyJet over allegedly overstepping a brand licensing agreement.

easyJet unveils technology to defeat ash cloud

easyJet unveils technology to defeat ash cloud

easyJet has unveiled a radar system that will allow airlines to safely fly around ash clouds. The device incorporates infra-red technology that highlights potentially damaging particles within a 100km radius, thereby enabling the pilot to change course and continue their journey safely.