Articles tagged “easyjet”

Ryanair Closes Vacations Website

Ryanair Closes Vacations Website

Patrick Whyte, Skift

When Ryanair launched its holidays division, we said travel companies shouldn't lose too much sleep over it. We were right.

6 days ago

Struggling Norwegian Thinks It Is in Better Shape for 2019

Struggling Norwegian Thinks It Is in Better Shape for 2019

Patrick Whyte, Skift

From the sounds of it, Norwegian's next earnings update won't be pretty but it will be hoping that it has done enough cost-cutting to put it on a sounder footing in 2019.

2 weeks ago

Gatwick Airport’s Budget Travel Potential Is Key to New Investors

Gatwick Airport’s Budget Travel Potential Is Key to New Investors

Stefan Nicola and Ellen Milligan, Bloomberg

Sure, budget flights are doing pretty well, but building a multi-billion dollar business on a foundation of cheapskates who will fly anywhere as long as its under £20 doesn't seem so wise.

3 weeks ago

Aviation Industry Weighs Implications of Gatwick Drone Incident as Suspects Released

Aviation Industry Weighs Implications of Gatwick Drone Incident as Suspects Released

Ellen Milligan, Bloomberg

Regardless of the ultimate findings of what actually happened at Gatwick regarding the drone incident, the event is a wakeup call to the aviation industry.

4 weeks ago

EasyJet Soars Above Brexit Black Clouds

EasyJet Soars Above Brexit Black Clouds

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Companies have had a couple of years to get used to the idea that the UK is leaving the European Union. The biggest problem they still have is knowing the exact relationship between the two come next March. EasyJet thinks it is in good shape whatever happens.

2 months ago

Airlines Hope Algorithms Can Finally Fix Their Drink Carts

Airlines Hope Algorithms Can Finally Fix Their Drink Carts

Brian Sumers, Skift

Passengers sitting in the back of the airplane hate it when an airline runs out of food for sale. But airlines also hate waste, and they usually must throw out uneaten fresh food the same day. How do airlines decide how much food and drink to board? It's a delicate dance.

3 months ago

Delta and EasyJet Show Interest in Alitalia Bid

Delta and EasyJet Show Interest in Alitalia Bid

Chiara Albanese and Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

EasyJet's bid makes sense but Delta is a bit more of a curve ball. Could Alitalia enjoy success with multiple shareholders?

3 months ago

Tickets for Kids Cost More Than for Adults on Some EasyJet Flights

Tickets for Kids Cost More Than for Adults on Some EasyJet Flights

Chris Bryant, Bloomberg

EasyJet charged this Bloomberg columnist more for a lap-child fare than the adult fare. The columnist isn't thinking about it this way, but it's not a bad move to incentive adults to buy a seat for their children. All kids should be in car seats. Yes, even on an airplane. Safety first.

3 months ago

EasyJet Connects With Virgin Atlantic’s Long-Haul Flights

EasyJet Connects With Virgin Atlantic’s Long-Haul Flights

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

EasyJet is being savvy about expanding a program with various long-haul carriers that enables its passengers to book connecting flights with other airlines to non-European destinations on the budget carrier's own website. The move makes sound strategic sense.

4 months ago

Discount Airlines Take Frequent Flyer Programs More Seriously After Initial Snub

Discount Airlines Take Frequent Flyer Programs More Seriously After Initial Snub

Brian Sumers, Skift

Not long ago, all discount airlines needed to compete was cheap fares. But times change, and with legacy airlines poaching some of their customers, more ultra-low-cost carriers are taking loyalty seriously.

4 months ago

EasyJet and Ryanair Split on Likelihood of Brexit Aviation Deal

EasyJet and Ryanair Split on Likelihood of Brexit Aviation Deal

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Ryanair has always taken a more negative view on the Brexit negotiations than other airlines, and with a deal still nowhere in sight, the potential for major disruption next April remains a possibility.

4 months ago

EasyJet Adds Singapore Air to Flight Connections

EasyJet Adds Singapore Air to Flight Connections

Guy Johnson and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

It's a nice feature for EasyJet to have but wouldn't potential customers just use an online travel agency instead?

5 months ago