easyJet announces that its new Flexi fare is available to all via easyJet.com from today. The tickets will give passengers unlimited flexibility to change the date of their flights up to two hours before the scheduled departure time. Passengers booking an easyJet flexi fare will also benefit from automatic speedy boarding, no booking fees and a checked in hold bag included at no extra cost
The new Flexi fares were initially available only through business booking channels, including Global Distribution Systems (GDS) and self booking tools used by business travel companies. Making Flexi fares available through easyJet.com, one of the UK’s top ten most popular websites*, opens the fare to the 325 million people who visit easyJet.com each year. Passengers can make unlimited date changes within a four week time window - one week before and up to three weeks after the original booked travel date. The easyJet Flexi fares will stay true to easyJet’s commitment to low fares with fares starting at £99, far cheaper than those offered by the legacy carriers.
Carolyn McCall, easyJet CEO said: “We have seen a growing trend of business travellers choosing to fly easyJet. It’s easy to see why - easyJet has the best European network, we fly to main airports, and maintain low fares for passengers. By allowing business travellers to book flexible fares on easyJet.com we will ensure that they are always getting the best available price with the flexibility they need.” The addition of easyJet Flexi to easyJet.com will be supported with a substantial marketing campaign launching later this week in both the UK and across Europe. The campaign focuses on leading business publications and media channels and will communicate the message that easyJet has made a significant new product change to cater to the needs of business travellers.
For further information please contact:
Sarah McIntyre 01582 52 52 52 or press.office@easyJet.com
Notes to editors:
easyJet operates Europe's No. 1 air transport network with a leading presence on Europe’s top 100 routes and at Europe’s 50 largest airports. easyJet flies on more than 550 routes between 130 airports in 30 countries. More than 300 million Europeans live within one hour’s drive of an easyJet airport, more than any other airline.
The airline takes sustainability seriously. easyJet invests in the latest technology, operates efficiently and fills most of its seats which means that an easyJet passenger’s carbon footprint is 22% less than a passenger on a traditional airline flying on the same route.
* IMRG HItwise HotShops List, latest issue Feb 2011. http://www.hitwise.com/uk/press-centre/press-releases/hot-shops-list-feb-11/