Articles tagged “easyjet”

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.

1 week 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.

2 weeks ago

JetBlue-Backed Zunum Plans to Produce a Small Hybrid-Electric Plane by 2022

JetBlue-Backed Zunum Plans to Produce a Small Hybrid-Electric Plane by 2022

Brian Sumers, Skift

Don't let recent news fool you. This is a promising development, but we're still far from a world in which a substantial number of passengers fly on a hybrid-electric plane.

2 weeks ago

EasyJet Is Working to Develop an Electric Commercial Jet Within a Decade

EasyJet Is Working to Develop an Electric Commercial Jet Within a Decade

Thomas Seal, Bloomberg

A fully electric commercial jet is pretty much the holy grail of the aviation industry. Although, developing one within a decade seems like a stretch.

3 weeks ago

Lufthansa and EasyJet Win Battle to Carve Up Bankrupt Air Berlin

Lufthansa and EasyJet Win Battle to Carve Up Bankrupt Air Berlin

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Lufthansa and EasyJet have been flagged as front runners for a while now so this shouldn't come as a surprise. Still, it will be interesting to see how both utilize the assets if their bids are successful.

4 weeks ago

Business of Loyalty: EasyJet’s Long-Haul Alliance Shirks Traditional Codeshare Benefits

Business of Loyalty: EasyJet’s Long-Haul Alliance Shirks Traditional Codeshare Benefits

Grant Martin, Skift

EasyJet just launched an airline alliance aimed at better-connecting travelers across low-cost networks. Beyond a booking engine, though, the partnership offers few benefits.

4 weeks ago

European Legacy Airlines Need to Merge Budget Carriers to Compete With Ryanair and EasyJet

European Legacy Airlines Need to Merge Budget Carriers to Compete With Ryanair and EasyJet

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

The IATA boss points to a big hurt for Lufthansa, British Airways and Air France but his solution to have them consolidate their budget offshoots may be unwieldy and impractical.

1 month ago

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.

2 months 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.

2 months 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.

3 months 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.

4 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.

4 months ago