|30 Dec 2011
||Airline CEOs’ call for APD injustice to end as ETS takes effect
Carolyn McCall from easyJet, Willie Walsh from IAG, Michael O'Leary from Ryanair and Steve Ridgway from Virgin Atlantic jointly said: “Airlines’ entry into the EU emissions trading scheme (ETS) on January 1 brings the injustice of APD into even sharper relief. APD was initially conceived as a green tax, and the Treasury still maintains it brings ‘environmental benefits’.
|20 Dec 2011
||easyJet - the year ahead!
Carolyn McCall, chief executive of easyJet, commenting on the year ahead, said: “In 2012 UK airlines and their passengers will face further increases in taxation while the development of the Government’s aviation policy continues at a snail’s pace.
|16 Dec 2011
||Flying home for Christmas – easyJet celebrates record passenger numbers this Christmas
easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, will be flying over a million passengers home for Christmas this week, with five per cent more passengers flying in the week leading up to Christmas compared with last year.
|15 Dec 2011
||easyJet flights to Salzburg take off from Luton Airport
easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, will launch a new service to Salzburg from Luton Airport this weekend. The inaugural easyJet flight to Salzburg will depart from Luton on Saturday (17th December) and will fly twice weekly, with fares starting from £27.99 (one way including taxes).
|09 Dec 2011
||easyJet launches fastest airline phone app
easyJet, the UK's largest airline, today launched its first smart phone app. The free app, suitable for both iPhones and Android smart phones, will enable passengers to search fares, book flights and much more while they are on the move via their phones. It is the fastest airline booking app available, enabling passengers to book a flight on more than 580 routes in less than 30 seconds!
|06 Dec 2011
||Airline CEOs' statement on Air Passenger Duty
Responding to the Treasury’s statement today on Air Passenger Duty, Carolyn McCall from easyJet, Willie Walsh from IAG, Michael O'Leary from Ryanair and Steve Ridgway from Virgin Atlantic jointly said:
"The Government's consultation on APD has been a sham and a waste of taxpayers' money.
|06 Dec 2011
||easyJet and National Express launch new online travel deal
easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, today announced a new online travel deal with renowned coach service provider National Express.
|05 Dec 2011
||easyJet award Northern Ireland teenagers
Inspirational young people from across Northern Ireland received honours at the Daily Mirror Pride of Northern Ireland Awards at Parliament Buildings, Stormont on Saturday night.
|29 Nov 2011
||Airline CEO’s respond to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement
Responding to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, Carolyn McCall from easyJet, Willie Walsh from IAG, Michael O'Leary from Ryanair and Steve Ridgway from Virgin Atlantic jointly said: "In the cause of UK economic recovery, Air Passenger Duty (APD) is an own goal - and the Chancellor has just scored another one."
|29 Nov 2011
||easyJet staff volunteer to help on the front line
easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, has confirmed that during tomorrow’s ‘day of action’ extra easyJet staff have volunteered to help passengers coming from abroad into its UK airports.
|23 Nov 2011
||easyJet response to Civil Aviation bill
Commenting on today's announcement by the Secretary of State for Transport, easyJet Chief Executive Carolyn McCall said: "easyJet strongly supports these reforms, which puts the passenger at the heart of aviation policy and recognises the key role airlines can play to deliver this outcome.
|22 Nov 2011
||easyJet and Europcar renew their exclusive long term partnership
easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, and Europcar, the car rental leader in Europe, announce the extension of their exclusive partnership until September 2014.
|17 Nov 2011
||Airlines urge chancellor to axe the tax
Four leading airline chief executives are calling on George Osborne to axe Air Passenger Duty arguing that its negative impact on the UK economy is outweighing any benefit from the revenue raised.
|15 Nov 2011
||Results for the year ended 30 September 2011
Strong performance driven by firm control of costs, the strength of the easyJet network and focus on customers
|15 Nov 2011
||easyJet set to attract more business travellers through renewed distribution deal with Amadeus
easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, has signed a new and enhanced deal with Amadeus, a leading GDS supplier, which will help the airline capture a bigger share of the managed corporate travel market.
|15 Nov 2011
||easyJet to trial allocated seating
easyJet today announced that it is to trial allocated seating on selected routes from Spring 2012.
|14 Nov 2011
||easyJet backs Lorraine Chase in her bid to be crowned “Queen of the Jungle”
As celebrity Lorraine Chase was ‘wafted from paradise’ into the jungle last night easyJet pledged to give her free flights for life from London Luton Airport if she wins.
|09 Nov 2011
||easyJet launches new route to Iceland
easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, has today announced that it will operate a new route from London Luton Airport to Reykjavik in Iceland. The inaugural flight will take off from London Luton Airport on 27 March 2012 operating three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
|07 Nov 2011
||Mum’s the word - easyJet receives award in Mumsnet’s Family Friendly Programme
easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, has been awarded a Bronze award in the first Mumsnet Family Friendly Programme Awards. The awards recognise the innovations and efforts of companies working hard to make life easier for families - both as employees and customers.
|07 Nov 2011
||easyJet welcomes high flying graduates
easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, has recently welcomed seventeen high flying graduates from across six European countries into its European Graduate Programme.
|04 Nov 2011
||easyJet's Tel Aviv route flying high
easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, celebrates the 2nd anniversary of its popular route between London Luton and Tel Aviv.
|27 Oct 2011
||easyJet to open a base in Lisbon
easyJet today confirmed that it will open its 23rd base in Lisbon, with destinations appealing to both to business and leisure passengers.
|26 Oct 2011
||easyJet increases frequency on London Gatwick to Gibraltar route
easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, has today announced that during next summer it will be increasing the frequency on its Gibraltar route. The airline will now fly an extra four flights a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday) providing more flexibility to business and leisure travellers.
|25 Oct 2011
||easyJet saving the UK taxpayer with new Ministry of Defence travel deal
easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, today announced that in line with its business strategy, it has formed a new partnership with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to provide discounted domestic and European travel for all ranks across the easyJet network.
|20 Oct 2011
||easyJet launches new route from Luton to Crete
easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, has today announced that it will operate a new route to Heraklion in Crete for the first time from Luton Airport. Supporting its pledge to make travel easy and affordable, fares on this new route start from as little as £44.99 (one-way including taxes). The inaugural flight will take off from Luton Airport on 21 April 2012 and will operate once a week.
|07 Oct 2011
||easyJet increases flights to six-times-daily on Gatwick to Barcelona route
easyJet, the largest airline at London Gatwick Airport, has today announced that it is adding another daily flight to and from Barcelona, providing an extra 2,500 seats for business and leisure passengers each month and bringing the total flights on the route to six per day.
|06 Oct 2011
||easyJet to open two new bases in France at Nice and Toulouse
easyJet, operator of Europe's No 1 air transport network and the second largest airline in France, announces today another step in its expansion in France with the opening of two new permanent bases in Nice and Toulouse - its 21st and 22nd network bases - to be operational by summer season 2012.
|03 Oct 2011
||easyJet launches new Kefalonia route from Gatwick
easyJet, the UK's largest airline, has today confirmed the addition of a new service from Gatwick to the Greek Island of Kefalonia, bringing its total number of destinations from the airport to 93.
|30 Sep 2011
||easyJet launches ‘europe by easyJet’ advertising campaign
easyJet today revealed its new pan European advertising campaign which will run across television, print, outdoor and online media channels, in all of its major European markets including France, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Germany and the UK.
|23 Sep 2011
||Lorraine Chase returns to Luton Airport to celebrate easyJet’s 65 millionth Luton passenger
easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, today celebrated reaching the milestone of flying its 65 millionth passenger from London Luton Airport and announced that it is launching a new route to Corfu, the airline's 34th route from the airport.
|22 Sep 2011
||easyJet pre-close statement for the year ended 30 September 2011
easyJet’s commercial performance continues to be robust across the network, with particular strength on city routes used by business and short break leisure travellers. As a result, the increase in total revenue per seat at constant currency for the second half of the year is expected to be towards the upper end of our expectations at around 6% and for the full year will be around 3%.
|21 Sep 2011
||easyJet launches new route from Bristol to Naples
easyJet, the largest operator at Bristol Airport, has today confirmed the addition of a new service from Bristol to Naples. The inaugural flight to Naples will take off on 12th May 2012, with seats going on sale from Thursday 22nd September. Flights will operate three times a week (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday), with fares starting from £21.99 (one way, including taxes).
|20 Sep 2011
||easyJet CEO Carolyn McCall speaks to World Low Cost Airlines Conference
Speaking at today’s World Low-Cost Airlines Conference in London, Carolyn McCall said:
"It is a great pleasure to be speaking here today in front of such an impressive gathering of airline people and our partners from right across the aviation industry. I have been asked to talk about easyJet’s strategy and to share some of my experiences in the first year in this role."
|20 Sep 2011
||easyJet announces further Scottish expansion as Athens takes off
easyJet today unveiled further expansion plans as Scotland’s only direct route to Athens took off for the first time. Scotland’s favourite airline announced two new routes from Edinburgh Airport; Dalaman in Turkey and the country’s first direct scheduled flight to the Italian city of Naples.
|20 Sep 2011
||New easyJet route to Jersey from London Southend
easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, today confirmed the addition of a new route to Jersey from London Southend - just months after launching eight new destinations from the airport for the first time.
|15 Sep 2011
||easyJet launches UK summer 2012 schedule
easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, today launches its summer 2012 schedule with a choice of more than 300 destinations. More than 110,000 flights are now on sale to destinations throughout Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.
|13 Sep 2011
||easyJet & Netherlands Board of Tourism invest €4.5m to boost Dutch tourism
easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, today announces a new partnership with the Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions (NBTC) to jointly market city breaks in Holland to holidaymakers across Europe.
|25 Aug 2011
||easyJet launches new route from Gatwick to Fuerteventura
easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, is launching a new route to Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands from its biggest base, London Gatwick.
|23 Aug 2011
||Flexible business travel for Europe’s biggest property conference
easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, is scheduling extra flights to take business customers to the continent’s premiere property event, Marché International des Professionnels d'Immobilier - MIPIM.
|11 Aug 2011
||easyJet's white wine best in the sky
easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, has been voted the top airline for white wine by a panel of international travellers and wine experts in a blind taste test.
|11 Aug 2011
||easyJet launches UK spring schedule with 300 destinations
easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, launches its UK spring schedule this week with around 300 low fare destinations.
|26 Jul 2011
||easyJet seats on sale from London Southend Airport
easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, today announced the destinations that it will operate to and from London Southend Airport, from April 2012.
|22 Jul 2011
||Quarter 3 2011 Interim Management Statement
Information relating to easyJet’s 2011 Q3 interim management statement is available here.
|19 Jul 2011
||easyJet response to Competition Commission announcement on the sale of BAA Airports
Commenting on today's announcement, easyJet's UK Director Paul Simmons, said: "easyJet supports the efforts of the Competition Commission to improve outcomes for passengers in the London and Scotland airport markets. Millions of our passengers travel through these regions each year, and we hope that they will have a better experience at these airports with a change in ownership."
|12 Jul 2011
||Spain ‘Numero Uno’ tourist destination for Brits
With the school holidays just around the corner and the warning of a wash-out summer in the UK, this year Brits are heading to the one place they trust for sunny skies, sand and sea – Spain.
|07 Jul 2011
||easyJet increases capacity on Bristol routes
easyJet, the largest operator at Bristol Airport, has today announced that it is to increase the frequency on 15 of its Bristol routes providing an extra 10,000 seats for South West passengers this summer.
|22 Jun 2011
||easyJet appears before the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee to give evidence on the Impact of APD
easyJet, Northern Ireland’s largest airline today continued to warn politicians that millions of passengers flying to and from Northern Ireland face a massive aviation tax hike if UK Government proposals to increase Air Passenger Duty are implemented.
|22 Jun 2011
||easyJet Unveils New Sales Team at the Business Travel Market
easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, today unveiled its newly created sales team at this year’s Business Travel Market in London. The new sales team will be tasked to attract corporate clients to choose easyJet when booking business travel flights, and closely follows the launch of its Flexi Fare.
|17 Jun 2011
||Families face holiday tax hike
easyJet, the UK’s largest airline today warned that millions of passengers flying in Britain and mainland Europe face an aviation tax hike if Government proposals to increase Air Passenger Duty are implemented.
|16 Jun 2011
||easyJet to launch services from London Southend Airport
easyJet, today, announces that it will begin operating from London Southend Airport from April 2012.
|15 Jun 2011
||easyJet launches new route from Luton Airport
easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, has announced it will begin operating a new route to Salzburg this winter.
|07 Jun 2011
||easyJet Flexi available now on easyJet.com
easyJet announces that its new Flexi fare is available to all via easyJet.com from today.
|03 Jun 2011
||easyJet’s new Aberdeen to Gatwick route takes off
easyJet, Scotland’s favourite airline, has launched the first flight on its new route from Aberdeen to Gatwick today (Friday June 3).
|03 Jun 2011
||easyJet to expand at Manchester Airport
easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, and Manchester Airport, have today announced details of a new agreement that cements the airline’s commitment to further expansion at the Airport.
|26 May 2011
||easyJet takes delivery of its 200th Airbus aircraft
Europe’s largest Airbus Single Aisle operator keeps growing.
|25 May 2011
||easyJet statement (5): Icelandic Volcano
No further restrictions apply to UK airspace as the high density ash cloud has now moved into the North Sea and Northern Germany.
|18 May 2011
||easyJet calls on Government to halt destructive changes to aviation tax
easyJet today publishes an independent report on the Government’s proposed changes to Air Passenger which predicts that the proposals would: reduce UK passenger numbers by 3 million per year.
|10 May 2011
||2011 Half Year Results
Information relating to easyJet’s 2011 Half Year Results is available here.
|27 Apr 2011
||William & Kate doubles crowned Royal look-a-like Couple
easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, has crowned Simon Watkinson, 29, from London and Orsola Rossi, 29, from Milan as the most convincing Prince William & Kate Middleton look-a-likes across the whole of Europe.
|20 Apr 2011
||easyJet launches new route between Glasgow and Amsterdam
easyJet, Scotland’s favourite airline, has today announced the launch of a new route between Glasgow and Amsterdam.
|18 Apr 2011
||Savvy Brits opt for city breaks and summer sun for the Bank Holiday Extravaganza
With Easter and the Royal Wedding giving us the chance to take just three days holiday in return for 11 days off work - those looking to make the most of the Bank Holiday bonanza are opting for a mix of cultural city breaks and summer sun to escape the UK.
|15 Apr 2011
||easyJet launches first route to Seville
easyJet, the UK’s largest airline is tomorrow (Saturday 16th April) launching its first route to Seville in Spain from its biggest base, London Gatwick.
|15 Apr 2011
||easyJet update on volcanic ash AVOID system
A year on from the volcanic ash cloud that closed European airspace for five days, easyJet announces the progress of the AVOID (Airborne Volcanic Object Identifier and Detector) system and calls upon the aviation industry to work together to avoid further disruption in European airspace from future volcanic activity.
|12 Apr 2011
||easyJet supports Luton’s Queen’s Diamond Jubilee City Status bid
easyJet, the UK’s largest airline and biggest operator at London Luton Airport, today announced its support for Luton’s city status bid ‘Love Luton’, as part of the celebrations to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012.
|04 Apr 2011
||easyJet soars to a 30 million landmark!
easyJet had a landmark celebration today when it flew its 30 millionth passenger through Belfast International Airport.
|01 Apr 2011
||Newly-wed Royals set to Honeymoon in Scotland
easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, today confirms that Prince William and Kate Middleton are set to spend the first days of their honeymoon in Scotland.
|30 Mar 2011
||easyJet to launch Belfast - Manchester flights
easyJet is to launch its first flights from Belfast International Airport to Manchester.
|29 Mar 2011
||Nine million ‘bogus’ holiday sick days taken every year
It is estimated that more than nine million sick days are being taken in the UK each year to accommodate inflexible package holiday deals – costing the economy nearly £1 billion.
|28 Mar 2011
||easyJet and VisitBritain invest £18 million to boost UK Tourism
easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, has formed a partnership with VisitBritain, the UK’s national tourism agency, to jointly market Britain as a tourist destination over the next four years.
|27 Mar 2011
||easyJet’s first flight to Jordan
easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, today flies its inaugural flight to Amman, the capital of Jordan. The first passengers to fly the route with easyJet depart at 11:00 (BST) from London Gatwick.
|18 Mar 2011
||easyJet recognised as best performing airline by Gatwick Express
easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, has today been recognised as the best performing airline for online and in-flight ticket sales by Gatwick Express, the non-stop rail-air link between central London and Gatwick Airport.
|13 Mar 2011
||easyJet joins Nectar loyalty programme
Nectar points will be able to be exchanged for easyJet flights, following the creation of a new partnership between the UK's largest loyalty programme and the UK's largest airline.
|10 Mar 2011
||easyJet Holidays launch to revolutionise holiday market
easyJet, the UK’s largest airline has today signalled the end of traditional week-long and fortnight holidays with the launch of easyJet Holidays.
|25 Feb 2011
||easyJet get into the Royal Spirit
easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, today announces that it is going to give all of its UK based crew a day off in recognition of the Royal Wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton.
|23 Feb 2011
||easyJet announces expansion plans for Scotland
easyJet, Scotland’s favourite airline, today revealed major expansion plans for Scotland with a fifth aircraft for Edinburgh Airport. The new Airbus A320 will generate over 60 jobs and increase easyJet’s Edinburgh capacity by 300,000 seats a year.
|23 Feb 2011
||easyJet launches Scotland’s only direct route to Athens
easyJet, Scotland’s favourite airline, today announced three exciting new routes from Edinburgh Airport, including the country’s only direct route to Athens
|17 Feb 2011
||Result of AGM
easyJet announces that the Annual General Meeting of the Company was held earlier today. Resolution 2 was decided on a poll with all other resolutions being passed by shareholders on a show of hands.
|17 Feb 2011
||easyJet Annual General Meeting 2011 Chairman’s Statement
Speaking at the Company's Annual General Meeting in Luton today, Sir Michael Rake, Chairman of easyJet plc, said: "In the past year easyJet delivered a considerably improved financial result as pre-tax profit increased by £99 million to £154 million despite some significant challenges.
|15 Feb 2011
||easyJet launches Belfast – Malta route
easyJet, Northern Ireland’s favourite airline, will today start its new service from Belfast International Airport to Malta, which increases routes served from Northern Ireland to 20.
|14 Feb 2011
||easyJet tests nano technology for fuel efficiency
easyJet, the UK's largest airline, today announced that it is the first commercial airline to trial a revolutionary nano-technology coating on its aircraft aimed at reducing drag and increasing fuel efficiency.
|07 Feb 2011
||Chairman of the European Parliament Transport Committee launches easyJet’s first route to Brussels from the UK
easyJet, the UK's largest airline, has today launched its first service to Brussels from the UK. The new route, which provides direct access to the Capital of the European Union, has been launched as part of easyJet’s ongoing commitment to enhancing its offer for business travellers.
|04 Feb 2011
||easyJet passenger numbers rise to 50m each year
easyJet, Europe’s leading low-fares airline, has reached an important milestone in its history as it now welcomes 50 million passengers each year.
|21 Jan 2011
||easyJet offers Alex Reid a Taste of the Real Jordan
easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, today offered Alex Reid something that he’s been hoping for ever since his marriage vows eleven months ago – a chance to get to know the ‘real’ Jordan.
|20 Jan 2011
||Quarter 1 2011 Interim Management Statement
Information relating to easyJet’s 2011 Q1 interim management statement is available here.
|12 Jan 2011
||Music To Their Ears
easyJet, Europe’s leading low-fares airline, today highlighted that its musician friendly hand baggage policy is one of the best within the airline industry