Articles tagged “easyjet”

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 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

2 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.

2 months 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 months 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 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 months ago