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Ryanair calls on Easyjet to publish its punctuality figures

Ryanair calls on Easyjet to publish its punctuality figures

2 October 2009 Press Release Airline News

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 to cut 20% of Luton flights and axe East Midlands hub

easyJet to cut 20% of Luton flights and axe East Midlands hub

3 September 2009 Airline News

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 lifts lid on mobile check-in plans

24 August 2009 Airline News

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 forges ahead of easyJet

6 August 2009 Airline News

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 boardroom resolves spat with Stelios

easyJet boardroom resolves spat with Stelios

27 July 2009 Airline News

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.

Europcar and easyJet extend partnership

Europcar and easyJet extend partnership

13 July 2009 Press Release Car Rental News

Europcar and easyJet have renewed their strategic booking partnership to the end of 2011, in a deal that allows easyJet customers to reserve both their flight and their rental vehicle on the easyJet.com website.

easyJet launches Tel Aviv service

8 July 2009 Press Release Airline News

easyJet has announced plans for a new six times weekly service between London Luton and Tel Aviv, making it the first low-cost carrier to operate on the route.The new flights will commence operations on 02 November, with fares leading in at £72 one way - about half the current prices for flights between London and Israel.

easyJet bullish despite losses

6 May 2009 Press Release Airline News

easyJet has unveiled half-year losses hitting £129.8 million following a £90 million increase in fuel costs but despite the doubling in the deficit for its weaker trading period, the company claims it remains on course to make a profit in the full year.

easyJet starts legal proceedings against German screen scraper

21 April 2009 Press Release Airline News

easyJet is entering the screen scraping fray by initiating legal proceedings against German software provider, InteRes, whose customers include tour operators such as L’TUR, TUI and REWE Touristik, using the “Mercado” booking engine. easyJet claims InteRes has persisted in screen scraping, despite many warnings and in contravention of easyJet’s Acceptable Use Policy.

easyJet unveils new Luton routes

20 April 2009 Press Release Airline News

easyJet is starting three new routes from its Luton hub in July - Milan, Mahon and Montpellier, bring the number of services from Luton to 34.The Milan route will start on 6 July and operate six times weekly, the Mahon service will start the same day and run three-times weekly, whilst the Montpellier route will start on 7 July and run three-times weekly.