Articles tagged “easyjet”

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.

3 weeks 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 weeks 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.

1 month 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?

1 month ago

Kenya Looks to Woo Ryanair and EasyJet to Help Boost Tourism

Kenya Looks to Woo Ryanair and EasyJet to Help Boost Tourism

Christine Wanjala, Bloomberg

This seems very optimistic. The terms would have to be pretty sweet to entice Ryanair and EasyJet to begin flights and it would probably bring about the demise of Kenya Airways.

2 months ago

EasyJet Moves Pilots to New Licenses to Hedge Brexit Risk

EasyJet Moves Pilots to New Licenses to Hedge Brexit Risk

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

EasyJet has been concerned about Brexit for a while, and is understandably trying to soften the potential loss of access to the continent.

2 months ago

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?

3 months 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.

4 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.

5 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.

5 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.

6 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.

6 months ago