Articles tagged “easyjet”

Why Scandinavia’s SAS Is Creating a New Airline With the Same Name in Ireland

Why Scandinavia’s SAS Is Creating a New Airline With the Same Name in Ireland

Brian Sumers, Skift

To the average flyer this makes little sense. Why would a Scandinavian airline build a new airline with the same name in Ireland? But many consumers expect to pay 30 or 35 Euros to fly from Copenhagen to London. If an airline is going to offer those prices, it needs to control costs.

2 weeks ago

EasyJet Wants to Hire 450 Pilots But Will Have a Challenge Recruiting Them

EasyJet Wants to Hire 450 Pilots But Will Have a Challenge Recruiting Them

Patrick Whyte, Skift

EasyJet’s growth plans hinge on having the requisite number of pilots to fly its aircraft. It will have to offer enticing packages to recruit the right people in an era of shortages.

1 month ago

EasyJet Is Buying Bigger Aircraft to Take Advantage of Alitalia and Air Berlin’s Woes

EasyJet Is Buying Bigger Aircraft to Take Advantage of Alitalia and Air Berlin’s Woes

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

With space being at a premium at key airports during peak periods, EasyJet has done the sensible thing in upping the size of its aircraft. Its performance hasn't been great since the Brexit vote but with weaker carriers struggling, it is in a position to turn things around.

1 month ago

GetYourGuide Gets a Tours Booking Boost With EasyJet Deal

GetYourGuide Gets a Tours Booking Boost With EasyJet Deal

Sean O'Neill, Skift

EasyJet is offering another example of how airlines are increasingly using their sales channels to act as travel providers catering to all parts of a trip.

2 months ago

Lufthansa CEO Says Britain Risks Flight Chaos if Brexit Talks Miss Deadline

Lufthansa CEO Says Britain Risks Flight Chaos if Brexit Talks Miss Deadline

Birgit Jennen, Benjamin Katz and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

As Britain and the European Union divorce, aviation treaties need to be redone. Lufthansa's CEO Carsten Spohr warns that a plan needs to be made within a year or else there will be flight disruptions in 2019.

3 months ago

EasyJet’s Numbers Show the British Are Still Traveling Despite the Pound’s Decline

EasyJet’s Numbers Show the British Are Still Traveling Despite the Pound’s Decline

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Britons are still traveling abroad despite the pound having lost approximately 10 percent of its buying power against the euro in the past year.

4 months ago

Carriers Move to Accommodate Increased Demand for Canary Islands

Carriers Move to Accommodate Increased Demand for Canary Islands

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

As European tourism moves away from established destinations that are perceived by travelers as unsafe, destinations like Spain's Canary Islands will likely become the beneficiaries.

4 months ago

Cheap Fuel Is Making European Aviation More Competitive

Cheap Fuel Is Making European Aviation More Competitive

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Cheap fuel is keeping the European aviation market competitive, which presents something of a challenge to strong, established carriers like EasyJet and Ryanair. We'll probably have to wait until next year for any kind of shake-up.

4 months ago

EasyJet Profits Hurt by Weaker Pound After Brexit Vote

EasyJet Profits Hurt by Weaker Pound After Brexit Vote

Patrick Whyte, Skift

While the first quarter figures point to an airline ticking along nicely, the outlook remains fairly gloomy, especially as no one really knows how big an impact the UK's protracted departure from the European Union will have on the economy.

5 months ago

Ryanair Again Threatens to Stop Flying UK Domestic Routes

Ryanair Again Threatens to Stop Flying UK Domestic Routes

Benjamin Katz , Bloomberg

Here's a prediction: Ryanair will follow the money. If it calculates it can earn a hefty post-Brexit profit flying within the UK, it will probably go through the trouble of keeping the flights. If not, it probably won't bother.

5 months ago

EasyJet Is Losing Ground on Its Biggest Low-Cost Rival Ryanair

EasyJet Is Losing Ground on Its Biggest Low-Cost Rival Ryanair

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

EasyJet's once stellar reputation took a bit of a battering last year, mainly on the back of problems outside of its control. Still, it is worrying that the airline is continuing to lose ground to rivals such as Ryanair, which face similar geopolitical threats.

6 months ago

EasyJet Easing Performance Targets as CEO’s Pay Fell 75 Percent in 2016

EasyJet Easing Performance Targets as CEO’s Pay Fell 75 Percent in 2016

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Brexit has put easyJet's earnings under pressure so the board eased performance targets for CEO Carolyn McCall and other executives. This Brexit impact is for real.

7 months ago