Articles tagged “easyjet”

EasyJet Raises Profit Guidance as More Passengers Pay for Extras

EasyJet Raises Profit Guidance as More Passengers Pay for Extras

Kaye Wiggins, Bloomberg

In many markets, the economy is booming. People have more money to spend, and it seems like they're not as cheap as before when it comes to buying seat assignments or checked bags. How long will the good times last?

4 weeks ago

EasyJet’s Packaged Vacation Push Won’t Be a Sure Thing

EasyJet’s Packaged Vacation Push Won’t Be a Sure Thing

Patrick Whyte, Skift

How seriously is EasyJet going to take the packaged vacations market? More seriously than it did before for sure, but enough to compete with the plethora of tour operators and online travel agencies out there? At this stage it's hard to tell.

2 months ago

EasyJet and Ryanair Are Still Fretting About Brexit

EasyJet and Ryanair Are Still Fretting About Brexit

Kaye Wiggins, Bloomberg

Brexit offers up plenty of uncertainty for airlines, not least what to do about their shareholders.

3 months ago

New EasyJet CEO Is Making a Big Push Into Vacations and Loyalty

New EasyJet CEO Is Making a Big Push Into Vacations and Loyalty

Kaye Wiggins, Bloomberg

Given Johan Lundgren's experience working at tour operator TUI, it's no surprise to see him make a move into vacations. Up until fairly recently it was an untapped area for low-cost airlines, but many have now woken up to the financial benefits of packaging up flights and hotels.

3 months ago

Airlines Need to Work Harder to Recruit More Female Pilots

Airlines Need to Work Harder to Recruit More Female Pilots

David Fickling, Bloomberg

What's most remarkable about the lack of gender diversity among airline pilots is how persistent it has been. Despite plenty of talk about attracting more women into the role, they are still a tiny minority. Airlines need to do much more.

4 months ago

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.

4 months 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.

5 months 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.

5 months 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.

6 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.

6 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?

7 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.

7 months ago