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easyJet sees fourfold increase in interest for pilot careers through its career website

easyJet (UK) Airbus A320-214 WL G-EZOT (msn 6680) ORY (Jacques Guillem). Image: 938756.

easyJet (UK) has made this announcement:

Following the airing of the two part ITV documentary, easyJet: Inside the Cockpit, easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has seen a significant increase in interest from budding pilots to its careers website.

Visits to its careers page at easyJet.com increased to over 28,500 across both episodes during the two hours in which they were broadcast compared to typical user figures of 7000 visits for a similar two hour period. The number of woman registering interest in its Amy Johnson initiative has also risen substantially. The last episode of the series was broadcast last night on ITV 1.

easyJet’s Amy Johnson Flying Initiative aims to tackle an industry wide stereotype – by 2020, 20% of its entrant cadets will be female having already doubled it over the last two years.

easyJet currently employs over 3000 pilots and earlier this year, in its largest pilot recruitment drive, easyJet opened a campaign called “For the love of Flying” to attract up to 450 new pilots.

easyJet’s Amy Johnson initiative

Only 3% of commercial airline pilots worldwide are female and only 450 of them have achieved the rank of captain* – which means every female captain could fit onto an A380 aircraft.  In the year ending September 2015, women made up 6% of easyJet’s new pilot intake and 5% of its total pilot community.

In October 2015 easyJet launched its Amy Johnson Flying Initiative with the aim of doubling the number of female new entrant pilots to 12% over two years.  The initiative was really successful with over 600 applicants and so easyJet was able to achieve the 12% target in year one – recruiting 33 female new entrant pilots.  These women have either started to fly with easyJet or are assigned to courses due to start in the coming weeks.

Encouraged by this success, easyJet has now set itself a more stretching target of ensuring that 20% of new entrant cadet pilots recruited by easyJet in 2020 are female.  Based on current recruitment plans this would mean that easyJet would be recruiting around 50 female pilots a year which will really start to change the face of the industry. This is a long term strategy, which is hoped will eventually lead to easyJet recruiting, retaining and developing many more female pilots.

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easyJet to add two new routes from Edinburgh, wants to double the number of German passengers

Named "Keri Emerton"

easyJet (UK) is adding two new routes from Edinburgh. Flights from Edinburgh to Jersey and Seville are now on sale

Flights to Seville take off from March 26, 2018 operating twice a week throughout the summer season.

Flights to Jersey take off from March 31, 2018 operating twice a week throughout the summer season.

easyJet now offers 40 routes from Edinburgh.an travellers

In other news, the company wants to more than double the number of passengers in Germany to 18 million in 2018. This goal comes after taking over the former Berlin Tegel operations of Airberlin.

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easyJet starts Berlin Tegel operations

easyJet (easyJet.com) (UK) Airbus A319-111 G-EZEZ (msn 2360) LIS (Pedro Baptista). Image: 909009.

easyJet on Friday, January 5, 2018 launched its new operations at Berlin (Tegel), partially filling the void left by the demise of Airberlin.

easyJet is adding 19 destinations from TXL including four domestic destination – Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich and Stuttgart.

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12 aircraft are now based at TXL.

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easyJet forecasts a series of technological milestones in 2018

easyJet (UK) Airbus A320-214 WL G-EZOT (msn 6680) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 930892.

easyJet (UK) has forecast reaching a number of key milestones in technological initiatives over the next 12 months.

Half of easyJet’s fleet is now Airbus A320 aircraft (above) following a program of up-gauging from 150-seat A319s to the larger aircraft, which have up to 186 seats, as well as a number of aircraft acquired which were previously operated by Air Berlin. By spring, the airline’s entire fleet will surpass 300 aircraft.

The airline will take delivery of its first A321neo in July, which will contribute towards easyJet’s initiative to decarbonise and quieten aviation. Further deliveries in 2018 will bring the number of neo aircraft in the fleet to 28 by the end of the year which provide 15% savings in CO2 emissions and a 50% reduction in noise compared to the aircraft they replace.

easyJet will continue to showcase the neo aircraft and its innovative environmental and cost efficient features at roadshows at the airline’s bases around the UK and Europe. Having already exhibited the aircraft in Amsterdam, the airline will also visit London Gatwick, Glasgow, Belfast, Newcastle, Bristol, Manchester and Liverpool; Barcelona, Geneva, Milan Malpensa and Paris Orly.

easyJet will also continue to work alongside US-based start-up and electric aircraft pioneer Wright Electric on their development of an all-electric commercial aircraft and expects to launch the first flight of a hybrid nine seat aircraft within the next 12 months.

A new video produced by Wright Electric shows the progress of this pioneering project, demonstrating contra-rotating propeller technology which is one of the innovations driving Wright Electric’s development of electric aviation. This concept was invented over a century ago and is a more efficient means of propulsion. Electric motors will be able to deliver this more easily than jet engines and it will be a crucial element of Wright Electric’s all-electric passenger aircraft.

Johan Lundgren, easyJet’s Chief Executive Officer commented:

“Our aim is for easyJet to go from strength to strength in 2018. I’m incredibly pleased that the hard work and energy of our people will enable easyJet to achieve a number of technological and environmental milestones in 2018.

“Our newest Airbus neo aircraft will continue to reduce our carbon and noise footprints, which have already been reduced by 38% and 50% respectively since 2000, compared to current aircraft.

“Our partnership with Wright Electric will reach a number of milestones in the development of an all-electric commercial passenger aircraft and towards a future which isn’t wholly reliant on jet fuel.”

Jeffrey Engler, CEO of Wright Electric commented:

“Working with easyJet to develop the next generation of air travel is a powerful validation of our technology approach. We’re incredibly excited to be reaching the first significant milestone in this pioneering project towards developing and commercialising our electric aircraft for the large and growing short-haul flight markets.

“easyJet’s impressive team continues to provide valuable insights to our engineers about the critical aspects required to run a successful airline, from maintenance to revenue management, and we look forward to reaching further milestones in the years ahead.”

Top Copyright Photo: easyJet (UK) Airbus A320-214 WL G-EZOT (msn 6680) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 930892.

easyJet forecasts a series of strategic milestones in 2018

easyJet (UK) Airbus A320-214 G-EZTH (msn 3953) LGW (SPA). Image: 935658.

easyJet (UK) has issued this forecast for 2018 under its new CEO:

easyJet flies into 2018 by launching first flights from newly established base at Berlin Tegel.

Passenger numbers in 2018 are expected to rise from 80 million to around 90 million.

easyJet’s fleet will increase from 280 to over 300 aircraft by spring 2018 of which at least 50% will be the Airbus A320 and 28 will be Neo aircraft.

The delivery of easyJet’s first Airbus A321neo aircraft is part of the airline’s strategy to quieten and decarbonise aviation.

easyJet partner and electric aircraft pioneer Wright Electric to launch flights of a hybrid nine seat aircraft next year.

In 2018 around half of easyJet’s network will connect customers to long haul services with ‘Worldwide by easyJet’.

easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has forecast reaching a number of key milestones in expansion, as well as in environmental initiatives over the next 12 months, launching with first flights from newly established, former Airberlin base, Tegel, on January 5, 2018.

Passenger numbers are expected to hit records, to around 90 million by the end of the calendar year, a 10 million increase on easyJet’s 80 million passenger record set in 2017.  A new easyJet base in Bordeaux will open in March as the airline’s sixth French base, creating 110 direct jobs, with three Airbus A320 aircraft to be based there and more than five new routes to be launched.  In Italy, the airline’s third largest market, a record 20 million seats will go sale for 2018.

By January half of easyJet’s fleet will be Airbus A320 aircraft following a program of upgrades from 150-seat Airbus A319 to the larger aircraft, which can seat up to 186, as well as a number of aircraft acquired from Airberlin coming into operation. By spring, the airline’s entire fleet will surpass 300 aircraft.

As part of easyJet’s initiative to decarbonise and quieten aviation, the airline will take delivery of its first Airbus A321neo in July. Further deliveries in 2018 will bring the number of Neo aircraft in the fleet to 28 by the end of the year which provide 15% savings in CO2 emissions and a 50% reduction in noise compared to the aircraft they replace.

easyJet will continue to showcase the Neo aircraft and its innovative environmental and cost efficient features at roadshows at the airline’s bases around the UK and Europe. Having already exhibited the aircraft in Amsterdam, the airline will also visit London Gatwick, Glasgow, Belfast, Newcastle, Bristol, Manchester and Liverpool; Barcelona, Geneva, Milan Malpensa and Paris Orly.

The airline also expects to link around half of its network to long haul services through its connections product ‘Worldwide by easyJet’ in 2018. A third of flights and over 24 million passengers are already able to connect through London Gatwick and Milan Malpensa to long haul flights to Africa, Asia, the USA and the Caribbean, as well as to other easyJet flights.

easyJet will also continue to work alongside US-based start-up and electric aircraft pioneer Wright Electric on their development of the all-electric commercial aircraft and is expected to launch the first flight of a hybrid nine seat aircraft within the next 12 months.

Johan Lundgren, easyJet’s Chief Executive Officer commented:

“My ambition is to help easyJet go from strength to strength next year.  I’m incredibly pleased to see that the hard work, energy and momentum that our people have delivered in 2017 will continue next year enabling easyJet to achieve a number of significant milestones.

“Reaching these milestones will be a result of the successful delivery of our strategy of purposeful and disciplined growth.  This continues to strengthen our market positions and to allow us to give passengers more choice, low fares and great service.”

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easyJet extends ‘Worldwide by easyJet’ to Milan Malpensa

easyJet (UK) has issued this statement:

Customers can connect easyJet flights to other airlines’ long haul flights and to other easyJet flights using the airport’s connection product ViaMilano.

Airline partners Neos and Norwegian now offer connecting flights from Milan to a number of long haul destinations in Africa, Asia, the USA and the Caribbean.

One third of all easyJet flights will now be able to connect to airline partner and other easyJet flights.

New partners and additional connections to be rolled out at other European airports.

easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has announced that it is extending its ‘Worldwide by easyJet’ connections platform to Milan Malpensa airport. This means that, combined with the existing connections offered through London Gatwick, one third of the airline’s flights – and over 24 million easyJet customers – will now be able to connect to airline partner long haul services and other easyJet flights in a single booking.

‘Worldwide by easyJet’ is the first global airline connections service by a European low fares airline. It launched in September 2017, enabling customers to connect easyJet flights through London Gatwick to long haul flights, with launch airline partners WestJet and Norwegian.

Now easyJet customers will also be able to seamlessly connect via Milan Malpensa from an easyJet flight to a flight with Norwegian, a flight with new connectivity airline partner Neos or to another easyJet flight, all using the airport’s connections service ViaMilano.

All of this connectivity has been enabled by technology partner Dohop whose innovative platform allows easyJet customers to book connections and forward flights on easyJet.com

With easyJet now enabling passengers to connect through two of its largest bases, the extension to the Malpensa network will open up another profitable market segment for the airline and continue to challenge the efficiency of traditional connectivity models of legacy carriers.

easyJet will sign up other airlines to ‘Worldwide by easyJet’ in early 2018, with talks already far advanced with middle and far-eastern carriers amongst others and the airline also plans to expand to other key easyJet airports in Europe.

‘Worldwide by easyJet’ does not impact easyJet’s punctuality, its asset utilisation or operating model. The airline will not hold flights for connecting passengers. Worldwide by easyJet is subject to a 2 hour 30 minute ‘Minimum Connection Time’, which will give customers plenty of time to transfer between flights and/or terminals. Should a passenger miss a connecting flight they will be transferred to the next available flight.

Andrew Middleton, Ancillary Revenue Director for easyJet, commented:       

 “We are expanding our ‘Worldwide by easyJet’ network to offer even more connections via another of our largest bases Milan Malpensa, with partners Neos and Norwegian. By doing so we will be able to profitably access a significant market segment of customers across Europe without compromising our operating model and punctuality.

“We continue to broaden our focus to launch more airline partners and add connectivity to more of our biggest airports – between them they have tens of millions of connecting passengers each year whose journeys begin or end in Europe.”

Norwegian Chief Commercial Officer Thomas Ramdahl said: 

“Norwegian is delighted to be among the first airlines to join Worldwide by easyJet. We are happy to offer to easyJet passengers in transit in Milan affordable intercontinental connections to Los Angeles. The previous experience in London Gatwick has been a satisfactory one and we are confident it will be the same in Milan Malpensa. With Norwegian’s growing long-haul network and easyJet’s extensive domestic and European ones in Malpensa, there is every reason to expect that this partnership will consolidate in the future, offering to an increasing number of passengers the chance to reach distant destinations comfortably and without additional stopovers“.

Aldo Sarnataro, Chief Commercial Officer for Neos said:

”We are very happy to be the first Italian long haul partner of the Worldwide project, and proud to be the first Italian airline operating the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. It is another important step forward to provide to our customer a wider and better flying experience”.

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easyJet receives approval for the Airberlin Berlin Tegel acquisition

The first Airbus A320neo, delivered on June 14, 2017

easyJet (UK) issued this statement:

easyJet is pleased to confirm that it has received European Commission approval for its recent agreement to acquire part of Air Berlin’s operations at Berlin Tegel Airport.  The acquisition will result in easyJet operating 25 aircraft from Berlin Tegel Airport. The agreement includes easyJet leasing former Air Berlin aircraft, taking over other assets including slots, and offering employment to Air Berlin flying crews. The Commission has confirmed that there are no competition concerns relating to this agreement and easyJet now expects to complete the transaction in the near future.

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