Articles tagged “easyjet”

EasyJet and Air France-KLM Eye Takeover of Troubled Airline Alitalia

EasyJet and Air France-KLM Eye Takeover of Troubled Airline Alitalia

Tara Patel, Alessandra Migliaccio, and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Will Alitalia finally get its white knight? The troubled airline is being supported by the Italian government, which is aggressively shopping it to suitors. EasyJet is leading a consortium looking at buying Alitalia and giving it an entree to the Mediterranean. Momentum and Italy's growing impatience favors the EasyJet group so news could come shortly.

1 week ago

Alitalia’s Future Comes Into Focus as Bankruptcy Deadline Looms

Alitalia’s Future Comes Into Focus as Bankruptcy Deadline Looms

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

It's probably time to say arrivederci to Alitalia. There are plenty of suitors eager to buy its valuable international routes, and low-cost carriers will fill the gaps when its less profitable routes disappear.

1 month ago

Lufthansa Is Very Worried About Rivals’ Plans in Germany

Lufthansa Is Very Worried About Rivals’ Plans in Germany

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Ryanair and EasyJet have both used the demise of Air Berlin to boost their operations in Germany. You get the feeling that we'll be hearing a lot more from Lufthansa's low-cost unit Eurowings in the coming years.

1 month ago

Ryanair Finds One Benefit to Union Recognition

Ryanair Finds One Benefit to Union Recognition

Skift, Patrick Whyte

Ryanair might not have wanted to accept unionization, but one of the consequences could be growth at airports it had previously shunned.

2 months ago

Ryanair Claims It Won’t Concede in Looming Battle With Unions

Ryanair Claims It Won’t Concede in Looming Battle With Unions

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Ryanair's friendly approach towards labor unions doesn't appear to have lasted long. With CEO Michael O'Leary resuming his combative stance, one can expect further clashes between the low-cost airline and its workforce over the coming months.

2 months ago

EasyJet’s New Male CEO Takes Pay Cut to Match Female Predecessor

EasyJet’s New Male CEO Takes Pay Cut to Match Female Predecessor

Benjamin Katz and David Hellier, Bloomberg

Classy move by the new EasyJet CEO. Suggests solidarity, I guess. How about instead, you raise women's salaries to match those of their male counterparts?

3 months ago

Gender Diversity Is Still Massively Lacking in Travel and Hospitality

Gender Diversity Is Still Massively Lacking in Travel and Hospitality

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Laws have been changed to supposedly eliminate gender bias but the problem at senior levels still persists. Companies first need to admit they have a problem, then they can do something about it. Perhaps there should be greater consideration of quotas.

3 months ago

EasyJet Tightens Its Relationship With Travel Startups

EasyJet Tightens Its Relationship With Travel Startups

Sean O'Neill, Skift

We keep waiting for conclusive proof that accelerators aren't just kindergartens for entrepreneurs. But the early word from easyJet and Founders Factory is upbeat.

3 months ago

EasyJet Is Making Less Money From Bag Fees Than Its Competitors

EasyJet Is Making Less Money From Bag Fees Than Its Competitors

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It's difficult to tell much from the first quarter results, but EasyJet seems on track to have a decent year. Acquiring some of Air Berlin’s operations will also enable it to grow in the lucrative German market.

3 months ago

European Union Might Want to Limit UK Airline Access After Brexit

European Union Might Want to Limit UK Airline Access After Brexit

Ian Wishart, Bloomberg

After Brexit, UK airlines almost certainly will be able to fly from London to anywhere in Europe. What's less likely is whether EasyJet — with a UK operating certificate — can continue flying routes such as Nice to Amsterdam or Nice to Paris. But EasyJet recently obtained an Austrian operating certificate, which would make these limitations moot.

3 months ago

EasyJet Is Transforming the German Market With Launch of Domestic Routes

EasyJet Is Transforming the German Market With Launch of Domestic Routes

Brian Sumers, Skift

Yes, Air Berlin was ostensibly competition for Lufthansa. But for a long time, Air Berlin was a weakened competitor. Now that Easyjet has taken over some of Air Berlin's assets, the German market could be transformed.

3 months ago

Ryanair Still Doing Better Than Its Rivals

Ryanair Still Doing Better Than Its Rivals

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Despite all the bad headlines, Ryanair continues to dominate the short-haul European market. The performance – though slightly down on previous years – should also help take some of the heat off Chief Executive Michael O’Leary.

3 months ago