Articles tagged “easyjet”

Air Berlin’s Collapse Gives Lufthansa a Chance to Expand Its Low-Cost Airline

Air Berlin’s Collapse Gives Lufthansa a Chance to Expand Its Low-Cost Airline

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Lufthansa seems to be the obvious suitor for at least some of Air Berlin's business. Picking up some of the slots from its former rival would give it a chance to really grow its low-cost Eurowings unit, which could lead to the introduction of more routes to North America.

5 days ago

EasyJet Pilots Ask Airline’s Founder to Intervene on Cost-Cutting

EasyJet Pilots Ask Airline’s Founder to Intervene on Cost-Cutting

Ania Nussbaum and Thomas Seal, Bloomberg

The outgoing CEO of EasyJet oversaw a quadrupling of the company's share price. But union concerns may prompt the incoming CEO to check if the airline's lean, cost-focused culture has gone too far.

1 week ago

EasyJet to Launch New European Airline to Shield Itself From Brexit Restrictions

EasyJet to Launch New European Airline to Shield Itself From Brexit Restrictions

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

While the UK is doing just fine tourism-wise post-Brexit so far, easyJet took the break from Europe very seriously and is launching easyJet Europe to protect its routes within Europe. It's a smart move. This Brexit stuff is very serious business.

1 month ago

Pilots Demand Drone Regulation After Gatwick Airport Runway Briefly Shut

Pilots Demand Drone Regulation After Gatwick Airport Runway Briefly Shut

Associated Press

Drones are an aviation disaster waiting to happen. Absent tough regulations, it is only a matter of time.

2 months ago

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 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 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.

5 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.

6 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.

6 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.

6 months ago