Articles tagged “easyjet”

Why Europe’s Short-Haul Aviation Market Is in Flux

Why Europe’s Short-Haul Aviation Market Is in Flux

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Too many airlines fighting over what is essentially a single market has been a familiar complaint within the European airline industry over the last few years. The legacy airlines, in particular, are still working out how best to compete.

2 weeks ago

Ryanair Sues an Executive Moving to a Rival

Ryanair Sues an Executive Moving to a Rival

Peter Flanagan, Bloomberg

On a recent earnings call, Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary hinted that something might be afoot and the carrier has clearly decided it is worth pursuing legal action.

2 weeks ago

Lufthansa Ready at Home in Germany for Long Battle With Low-Cost Rivals

Lufthansa Ready at Home in Germany for Long Battle With Low-Cost Rivals

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Lufthansa had it pretty easy in its home market for a long time, but sustained low-cost competition has come at a bad time. It will be hoping a revamped Eurowings is enough to see off EasyJet and Ryanair.

4 weeks ago

Quelle Surprise! EasyJet Hates the Idea of France’s New Eco Tax

Quelle Surprise! EasyJet Hates the Idea of France’s New Eco Tax

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The aviation industry's impact on the environment is only going to grow over the coming years as air travel increases across the world. Increasing taxes might force airlines to find new solutions while also raising money to fund more sustainable forms of transport.

1 month ago

EasyJet Gets a Boost From Last-Minute Summer Bookings

EasyJet Gets a Boost From Last-Minute Summer Bookings

Simon Foy, Bloomberg

Nothing helps a European budget carrier more than less-oppressive summer weather.

1 month ago

EasyJet Flies Toward Uncertain Summer of a European Slowdown

EasyJet Flies Toward Uncertain Summer of a European Slowdown

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It's not a great time to be running a European short-haul airline, but EasyJet is trying to make the best of it. While growing its holiday and business travel offerings is probably a smart move, it's difficult to see them making much of a difference if the economic climate keeps getting worse.

3 months ago

EasyJet Sees Brexit Hurting Consumer Confidence

EasyJet Sees Brexit Hurting Consumer Confidence

Lucca de Paoli, Bloomberg

Brexit continues to cast a long shadow over the UK's travel and tourism industry and there is no sign that it is about to let up.

5 months ago

Will Wow Air’s Demise Ease Iceland’s Overtourism Problem?

Will Wow Air’s Demise Ease Iceland’s Overtourism Problem?

Ragnhildur Sigurdardottir and Nick Rigillo, Bloomberg

Blessing in disguise in terms of addressing overtourism? Or a terrible blow to Iceland's economy? We'll have to wait and see just how the loss of Wow Air will play out in the country.

5 months ago

EasyJet’s Gender Pay Gap Worsens Even After Hiring More Female Pilots

EasyJet’s Gender Pay Gap Worsens Even After Hiring More Female Pilots

Irene García Pérez, Bloomberg

Hiring more women and achieving gender equality are two very different things. Airlines need to acknowledge how few women make it into the c-suite and address the lack of mentorship opportunities for women trying to climb up the ladder.

5 months ago

Canadian Seaplane Service Wants to Fly All-Electric Planes Within 3 Years

Canadian Seaplane Service Wants to Fly All-Electric Planes Within 3 Years

Brian Sumers, Skift

Harbour Air may not be a household name, but this is a promising development. It flies small planes on short routes and could be an early beneficiary of new battery technology. But remember, regulators have to certify it first.

5 months ago

EasyJet Confirms It Won’t Take Part in Alitalia Rescue

EasyJet Confirms It Won’t Take Part in Alitalia Rescue

Anthony Palazzo, Bloomberg

All eyes are on Delta Air Lines now. How interested is it in still taking part in the Alitalia rescue?

5 months ago

EasyJet Close to Pulling the Plug on Its Rescue of Alitalia

EasyJet Close to Pulling the Plug on Its Rescue of Alitalia

Daniele Lepido and John Follain, Bloomberg

If EasyJet is no longer interested, what does this mean for Delta? Could we see Lufthansa or even Air France-KLM step in?

5 months ago