EasyJet warns of “tough times ahead” as profits slump two thirds
EasyJet has warned of a “tough winter ahead” as it unveiled a 65 percent slump in annual pre-tax profits. It citied a fall in demand due to rising unemployment coupled with poorly-timed fuel hedging for profits falling to £43.7m in the 12 months to September 30.
easyJet and SRT sign £1bn landmark maintenance deal for Airbus fleet
easyJet, Europe’s leading low-fares airline and SR Technics, a leading global aircraft maintenance provider today announced a landmark agreement for the renewal and extension of their contract creating an 11 year co-operation for the maintenance of the airline’s 157 Airbus aircraft.
Sophie Dekkers, UK Commerical Manager, Easyjet @ WTA Grand Final 2009
BTN interviews Sophie Dekkers, UK Commerical Manager, Easyjet on winning World’s Leading Budget / No Frills Airline at the 16th annual World Travel Awards staged at the five-star Grosvenor House, a JW Hotel in London
easyJet to launch operations from Belfast City Airport
easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, today announced it will commence operations from Belfast City Airport, with a twice daily service from London Luton. The route, currently operated between London Luton and Belfast International Airport, will switch to Belfast City Airport from Thursday 7 January 2010.
Ryanair and easyJet trounce BA
Ryanair and easyJet both saw increases in passenger numbers and load factors in September – at the expense of British Airways. Ryanair’s passenger numbers increased by 17% to 6.12m – three times more than BA carried in Europe. Its load factor – the number of passengers as a proportion of the number of seats available – rose by 1% to 85%.
Ryanair calls on Easyjet to publish its punctuality figures
Ryanair today (Friday, 2nd October 2009) held a press conference in London to update the media on Ryanair’s continuing strong growth in routes, traffic and profitability. Ryanair also released ongoing correspondence with BBC Panorama, who are ‘investigating’ Ryanair, but refuse to provide any factual evidence to support its claims, or allow Ryanair the right to reply in either a live or an unedited interview.
Easyjet Loses Faith in its Operations & ignores ‘Top Priority’ says Ryanair
Easyjet Loses Faith in its Operations and ignores it’s ‘Top Priority’ punctuality now 4 months late says Ryanair
easyJet to cut 20% of Luton flights and axe East Midlands hub
easyJet has announced plans to axe up to 20 percent of flights from its London Luton base as well as close its East Midlands hub. In a move that mirrors Ryanair’s recent hub streamlining, the low-cost carrier said it would look relocate the Luton flights to more “profitable bases”.
easyJet lifts lid on mobile check-in plans
easyJet has revealed plans to introduce mobile check-in using handheld machines by as early as October. The low-cost carrier is also planning mobile scanning of boarding passes in a bid to reduce airport queues and staffing costs.
Ryanair forges ahead of easyJet
Ryanair is forging ahead of easyJet in its battle for the title of Europe’s largest low-cost carrier. The Irish carrier posted a 19 percent growth in traffic, a new monthly traffic record of 6.7m passengers, compared to a 4.3 percent gain, or 4.66m passengers, for its Luton-based arch rival.
easyJet remains “resilient” in downturn
easyJet has said that non-UK holidaymakers taking advantage of the strong Euro have left it “resilient” in the global downturn, and expects to be one of the few airlines to turn in a profit this year.
easyJet boardroom resolves spat with Stelios
The long-running battle between the easyJet founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou and the boardroom over expansion plans is believed to have reached a compromise. At a shareholder’s meeting on Wednesday, the Luton-based carrier is expected to confirm that Sir Stelios is comfortable with its less-aggressive plans.