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easyJet to add six new routes from Amsterdam

easyJet (London-Luton) is expanding again at Amsterdam. The low-fare carrier will add six routes from AMS for the winter season according to Airline Route: Grenoble (December 12, weekly), Lyon (December 17, four weekly flights), Milan (Linate) (October 27, six weekly flights), Salzburg (December 18, three weekly flights) Tel Aviv (October 26, four weekly flights) and Tenerife Sur (December 15, twice-weely).

In other news, the company will add four new routes from Lyon in December 2015. Besides Amsterdam, the airline will add new service from Lyon to Belfast (International), Southend and Naples per Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-111 G-EZFD (msn 3810) taxies at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) in the new 2015 livery.

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EasyJet’s full year pre-tax profit rises 12.8% to $909 million

EasyJet (UK) (easyJet.com) (London-Luton) reported a pre-tax profit of £581 million ($909 million), up 13% from last year.

During the year the low-fare airline opened new bases at Hamburg and Naples during the year and new bases were announced for Amsterdam and Porto.

EasyJet started flying the former Flybe slots at London Gatwick on March 30, 2014.

Read the full report: CLICK HERE

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EasyJet to expand its presence at its London’s Luton Airport home, unveils the new Tartan livery at Inverness

EasyJet (UK) (London-Luton) has agreed a new 10 year deal with London Luton Airport which could see the airline more than double its size at the airport from four to nine million passengers a year. The expansion would also see the creation of 2,500 new jobs at the airport – the UK’s sixth largest – and in the surrounding region.

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EasyJet has 15 aircraft based at London Luton, its second largest London base, and plans to grow its capacity by around 20% over the next year – adding new business and leisure routes and increasing frequencies on some of its existing 39 routes from London Luton.

EasyJet is the largest airline operating from London Luton with 1,600 staff employed locally and 39 destinations served.

EasyJet first launched flights from London Luton Airport with one aircraft in 1995 and the airport remains the home of the airline with its headquarters based there.

London Luton Airport is one of the UK’s largest airports and carried 9.7 million passengers in 2013, departing to over 100 destinations. The Airport directly and indirectly employs over 600 and 8,000 staff respectively and is a key economic driver for the region.

Top Copyright Photo: Antony J. Best/AirlinersGallery.com (all others by EasyJet). Airbus A319-111 G-EZBF (msn 2923) in the Tartan design prepares to depart from Gatwick Airport on the south side of London.

The airline issued this statement about G-EZBF:

EasyJet today (March 31) celebrated the launch of new early morning flights between Inverness and London Gatwick by unveiling a special edition tartan plane and EasyJet tartan kilts.

EasyJet (UK) A319-100 G-EZBF (14-Tartan)(Ceremony)(EasyJet)(LR)

EasyJet was joined by Transport Minister Keith Brown MSP and Highlands MP Danny Alexander as well as representatives from Visit Scotland, Scottish Council for Development and Industry and the Inverness Chamber of Commerce .

These services not only secure the long term future of air links between the Highlands and London following Flybe’s decision to exit the route but will also help to keep businesses in the Highlands connected to London.

EasyJet (UK) A319-100 G-EZBF (14-Tartan)(Ceremony-1)(EasyJet)(LR)

To mark the occasion easyJet created the ‘Highland aircraft’ tartan which is the first to be registered to an airline since records started in 2008 and one of the most prominent orange designs available. The easyJet tartan also features on a special edition Airbus A319 aircraft – named ‘Inverness’ – which will operate on easyJet routes across Europe to help promote the Highlands as a tourism destination.

The new Inverness to Gatwick flights will be followed by four new easyJet routes launching this spring – Herakilon and Bodrum from Edinburgh and Spilt and Kos from Glasgow. In total EasyJet expects to carry over 5.3 million passengers on Scottish flights this year ensuring it remains Scotland’s largest airline.

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EasyJet to expand operations at London’s Gatwick Airport after a new seven year agreement with GAL

EasyJet (UK) (London-Luton) has announced that it has agreed a new seven year deal with Gatwick Airport (GAL) from April 2014 which will incentivise the airline to grow at the airport and provide the framework for EasyJet and GAL to further improve customer experience for easyJet’s passengers.

EasyJet plans to continue to grow at Gatwick through increasing our slots and by deploying larger aircraft as EasyJet replaces 156 seat A319s with 180 seat A320s and, from 2017, A320neos. In the next fiscal year (ending in March 2015) alone the airline will increase capacity and passenger numbers by around 10% compared to the previous year.

The agreement has been reached within the new ‘commitments’ framework which will replace the current regulatory regime as confirmed by the CAA last year‎.

EasyJet started flying from London Gatwick Airport in 1999 and now has 57 aircraft based there, operating on 108 routes. The airline has around 1400 cabin crew and 700 pilots operating from the airport.

Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/AirlinersGallery.com. William Shakespeare touches down at EuroAirport serving the Basel/Mulhouse/Freiburg area on the fuselage of Airbus A319-111 G-EZBI (msn 3003).

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EasyJet to launch five new routes from Rome Fiumicino, adding more pricing pressure on Alitalia

EasyJet (easyJet.com) (London-Luton) has announced it will launch five new routes from Rome Fiumicino. The five new routes are year-round services to Montpellier, Thessaloniki and Belgrade along with summer services to the popular islands of Menorca and Rhodes.

This move continues easyJet’s expansion plan in Rome which will see it increasing its capacity by a third. In December the airline announced two new routes – a daily service to Prague and thrice-weekly services to Nantes, both of which will begin operations this spring.

With the launch of these new routes, easyJet now operates 33 routes to and from Rome Fiumicino (new pressure on debt-ridden Alitalia), with a total of 154 routes operated to and from Italy. EasyJet opened a base at Fiumicino in 2009 and currently carries three million passengers each year to and from the airport – this is expected to rise to four million annually through its expansion plans. 96% of easyJet’s Italian customers say they would fly with easyJet again and one in four Italians now say EasyJet is their preferred airline.

EasyJet has also announced plans to launch a third base in Italy this year with a new base opening in Naples this March. The airline has also announced a 35% expansion of services to and from Catania in recent months. easyJet is the largest airline at Milan Malpensa, Venice and Naples. The airline currently has 25 aircraft based in Italy.

On the financial side, the airline issued this financial statement for its fiscal first quarter:

Drive demand, conversion and yields across Europe

  • Seats flown grew by 4.1% to 16.1 million. Passengers carried increased by 4.2% to 14.3 million, and the load factor increased by 0.1 percentage points to 88.7%.
  • Revenue per seat grew as expected by 3.4% on a reported basis to £55.71 per seat or by 1.4% at constant currency despite strong prior year comparators from post-Olympic trading in the UK and a challenging competitive environment. The growth in revenue per seat was driven by careful management of capacity, combined with the performance of allocated seating and the management of fees and charges. Revenue per seat also benefited from longer average sector lengths in the quarter.

Maintain cost advantage

  • Cost per seat excluding fuel increased by 3.0% on a reported basis and by 1.2% on a constant currency basis. This was driven by anticipated increases in charges at regulated airports and by increases in maintenance costs associated with the planned ageing of the fleet and increased proportion of leased aircraft.

Build strong number 1 and 2 network positions

  • EasyJet announced a new base in Naples which will be operational from Spring 2014 and the routes which will be flown from its new base in Hamburg.

Disciplined use of capital

  • Continued strong balance sheet with cash and money market deposits of £1.1 billion as at 31 December 2013.

With first half bookings in line with last year, easyJet expects to report a first half loss before tax of between £70 million and £90 million assuming normal levels of disruption compared to the £61 million loss reported in the first half of last year. Last year Easter fell on March 31 resulting in £25 million additional revenue in the first half of 2013. In this financial year Easter will fall in April.

Commenting on the results, Carolyn McCall, easyJet Chief Executive said:

“EasyJet has made a good start to the year. We have delivered revenue per seat growth in the quarter against a challenging competitive environment and the tough comparison with the prior year. The performance in the quarter demonstrates our continued focus on cost, progress against our strategic priorities and easyJet’s structural advantage in the European short-haul market against both the legacy and low-cost competition.

Our strategy of offering our customers low fares to great destinations with friendly service and a focus on cost control ensures that we can continue to deliver sustainable growth and returns for our shareholders.”

Copyright Photo: Paul Denton/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-111 G-EZBI (msn 3003) taxies at Geneva.

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Current Routes from Rome Fiumicino:

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EasyJet to fly to Tel Aviv from London Gatwick

EasyJet (easyJet.com) (London-Luton) has announced that it plans a third route between the UK and Tel Aviv. The airline, which already flies to the city from Manchester Airport and London Luton Airport, will start services from London Gatwick Airport from April 1, 2014. The new route will operate three days a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

EasyJet started flying to Tel Aviv in November 2009 from London Luton Airport. Across Europe the airline currently serves Tel Aviv from London Luton and Manchester as well as Basel/Mulhouse/Freiburg, Geneva and Rome.

The airline has recently announced a Berlin – Tel Aviv route which is the first since the signing of the Open skies agreement between the EU and Israel. In the past twelve months easyJet has flown more than 330,000 passengers into and out of Tel Aviv, 190,000 of those flew to and from the UK and next year this is set to increase further.

EasyJet has also increased its flights between Manchester and Tel Aviv from two to three per week between February 17, 2014 and April 28, 2014.

Copyright Photo: TMK Photography/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-111 G-EZGI (msn 4693) rotates at Amsterdam.

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EasyJet to start Berlin Schoenefeld-Tel Aviv service on February 4, pilots in France protest large profits and lack of sharing

EasyJet (easyJet.com) (UK) (London-Luton) will launch a new route connecting Berlin (Schoenefeld) and Tel Aviv starting on February 4, 2014 per Airline Route.

Meanwhile pilots in France staged a one-day strike yesterday to protest the large profits and the lack of sharing with the employees. The company reported its pretax profit rose by 51 percent in the fiscal year ending on September 30.

Read the full report from The Telegraph: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Paul Denton/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-111 G-EZFW (msn 4380) climbs away from Geneva.

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easyJet announces 10 new routes

EasyJet (UK) (easyJet.com) (London-Luton) has announced 10 new routes which will launch as part of its summer 2014 schedule.

The new routes will operate from its London Gatwick, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle and Belfast bases to destinations across the UK and Europe.

There are four new additions to London Gatwick’s schedule with Jersey, Paris, and Newcastle strengthening easyJet’s unrivalled business network out of the airport. Important connections between London and Newcastle will be provided through new 6 per week services. Flights to Brittany, a region of France popular with British holidaymakers, will also add to the airline’s comprehensive range of leisure destinations.

Further choice is also being offered from Belfast International Airport with affordable flights to Bordeaux and Jersey. There are also four new routes launching in Scotland which will provide sun seekers with even more choice for travel further afield to both Heraklion and Bodrum from Edinburgh Airport or the option to fly to Split and Kos from Glasgow International Airport.

The ten new 2014 routes on sale now include:

  • London Gatwick to Newcastle – flying year round, six days a week from £35.49*
  • London Gatwick to Brittany – flying summer 2014, three days a week from £35.49*
  • London Gatwick to Paris – flying year round, seven days a week from £35.49*
  • London Gatwick to Jersey – flying year round, seven days a week from £33.49*
  • Belfast International to Bordeaux – flying summer 2014, once a week from £33.49*
  • Belfast International to Jersey – flying summer 2014, twice a week from £25.49*
  • Edinburgh to Heraklion – flying summer 2014, twice a week from £37.49*
  • Edinburgh to Bodrum – flying summer 2014, twice a week from £37.49*
  • Glasgow International to Split – flying summer 2014, twice a week from £35.49*
  • Glasgow international to Kos – flying summer 2014, twice a week from £37.49*

Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-111 G-EZGL (msn 4744) lands at EuroAirport serving Basel/Mulhouse/Freiburg.

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EasyJet introduces Flight Tracker

EasyJet (UK) (easyJet.com) (London-Luton) has introduced its new “Flight Tracker” service for its passengers with the latest flight information. The company issued today this statement:

EasyJet passengers can now access minute by minute updates about their flight thanks to a new Flight Tracker tool available at easyjet.com and on the easyJet app.

Flight Tracker allows customers jetting off on a summer holiday or business meeting to access live information about their flight up to 48 hours before departure and en route to the airport.

In addition to providing traditional departure and arrival information, Flight Tracker gives easyJet passengers supplementary information direct from its operation control centre at London Luton Airport. The system is believed to be an industry first, with no other airline offering information en mass at an individual flight level.

EasyJet began trialling Flight Tracker in February 2013, since then nearly 3.5 million passengers have used it to access information about flights at: www.easyjet.com/en/flight-tracker

Peter Duffy, Marketing Director for easyJet, said: “Flight Tracker is a real innovation in the aviation world and is now available to all easyJet passengers via our website, the easyJet app or their mobile device. It allows customers – and their friends and family – to gain peace of mind by checking the status of their flight en route to the airport or during periods of adverse weather or strike disruption.”

During the peak of summer Flight Tracker will monitor up to 214 easyJet aircraft as they take hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers across Europe, the Middle East and Russia. Updates can be added for one flight, all flights from a specific airport or every flight in a just a matter of seconds.

Flight Tracker is now available on the easyJet app which also allows passengers to download mobile boarding passes to their phone. The award winning app has been downloaded over 5.4 million times, with over 100,000 mobile boarding passes downloaded since May. It is available to download at http://www.easyjet.com/mobile

EasyJet (UK) Flight Tracker (EasyJet)

Copyright Photo: Keith Burton/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-111 G-EZIO (msn 2512) is the “Supporting UNICEF” special livery climbs away from Southend, easyJet’s newest London hub.

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Despite the protests of founder Stelios Haji-Iannou, easyJet finalizes its Airbus order

EasyJet (easyJet.com) (UK) (London-Luton) has firmed up the purchase of 135 Airbus A320 family aircraft (100 A320neos and 35 A320ceos). The initial agreement was announced earlier in June.

Founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou was critical of the order and did not want to approve the order as a stockholder. However enough stockholders gave their approval for the order to proceed.

Haji-Ioannou started easyJet in 1995 when he was 28. In 2000, EasyJet PLC was partially floated on the London Stock Exchange. Stelios’ family remains its largest single shareholder.

Top Copyright Photo: Paul Denton/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-214 G-EZTY (msn 4554) approaches Geneva for landing (click on the photo for the full size view).

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Bottom Image: Airbus. An artist rendition of the A320neo.

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