Articles tagged “easyjet”

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.

2 days 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks ago

EasyJet’s New CEO Hopes to Build on McCall’s Momentum

EasyJet’s New CEO Hopes to Build on McCall’s Momentum

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

The pressure will be on EasyJet's Lundgren after his predecessor put the airline in expansion mode. After purchasing some of Air Berlin's operations, growth is on the agenda.

3 weeks ago

EasyJet Gender Pay Gap Among UK’s Largest

EasyJet Gender Pay Gap Among UK’s Largest

David Hellier, Bloomberg

A 51.7 percent pay gap feels cavernous, even if we expect aviation to be more male-dominated than other travel sectors. Without Carolyn McCall at the EasyJet helm, the company will have to work that much harder for gender equality.

2 months ago

EasyJet CEO Carolyn McCall Will Be a Hard Act to Follow

EasyJet CEO Carolyn McCall Will Be a Hard Act to Follow

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The best CEOs know when it's the right time to quit. Things may look rosy now, but EasyJet could be in for a tough time if the UK's Brexit negotiations go badly.

2 months ago

EasyJet Increases Fares Thanks to Problems at Rival Airlines

EasyJet Increases Fares Thanks to Problems at Rival Airlines

Thomas Seal, Bloomberg

While EasyJet isn't totally out of the woods yet, departing CEO Carolyn McCall leaves the airline in a much stronger position than it was a year ago. The initial shock of the Brexit vote has been weathered, and other carriers are struggling. Both of which make her successor's job that much easier.

2 months ago

EasyJet Picks Surprise Successor to Outgoing CEO Carolyn McCall

EasyJet Picks Surprise Successor to Outgoing CEO Carolyn McCall

Patrick Whyte, Skift

EasyJet's choice for its new CEO is a bit of a surprise given that Johan Lundgren left his last job at TUI Group in May 2015 and wasn't one of the many names linked with the job. Still he's got plenty of travel experience, which will help him deal with the challenges in his new role.

2 months ago

EasyJet Backs Startup WeSki in a Bet on Vacation-Package Bookings

EasyJet Backs Startup WeSki in a Bet on Vacation-Package Bookings

Michael S. Arnold, Bloomberg

WeSki, which helps groups book customized ski vacations, is getting a lift thanks to an investment from low-cost airline EasyJet. But the startup will need commercial deals from the airline or other companies to reach the peaks of success.

3 months ago

EasyJet Finalizes $46 Million Deal for a Piece of Bankrupt Air Berlin

EasyJet Finalizes $46 Million Deal for a Piece of Bankrupt Air Berlin

Thomas Seal, Bloomberg

Although it might not seem like it, this is a pretty big deal for EasyJet. Buying a chunk of Air Berlin will give it greater exposure to Europe's biggest economy, helping it to catch up with rival Ryanair.

3 months ago

Bankrupt Air Berlin Ready to End Flights in Late October

Bankrupt Air Berlin Ready to End Flights in Late October

Associated Press

Air Berlin will end its flights at the end of the month, while its subsidiaries will continue to operate. It's still unclear what exactly will transpire in the next few weeks as Lufthansa and Easyjet bid to carve up the airline into pieces.

3 months ago

EasyJet Plans to Capitalize on Rivals’ Woes

EasyJet Plans to Capitalize on Rivals’ Woes

Thomas Seal, Bloomberg

How quickly things can change in the airline business. Only a few months ago it was EasyJet that was struggling. Now EasyJet stands to benefit from problems at some of its closest competitors.

4 months ago