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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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Norwegian’s second quarter profit soars to $45.6 million

Norwegian Air Shuttle (Norwegian.com) (Oslo) reported a profit before taxes of $45.6 million for the second quarter. The company issued this statement:

Norwegian today reported a profit before tax (EBT) of 277 million NOK for the second quarter of 2012. This is an improvement of 152 million Norwegian kroner, compared with the same period last year. The quarter was marked by significant cost reduction, strong output growth and fully booked flight. Even with startup costs for long-range effort and new bases in Europe reduces costs, something that is crucial to ensure the company’s competitiveness in the future.

Norwegian had a turnover of NOK 4 billion in the second quarter, an increase of 27 percent compared to the same quarter last year. Earnings before tax (EBT) amounted to 277 MNOK 152 million Norwegian crowns better than in 2012. Number of passengers flew with Norwegian in the second quarter amounted to 5.5 million, over 1 million more than the same period last year and an increase of 23 percent. The traffic growth (RPK) increased sharply to 35 percent, which is linked to every Norwegian passengers now fly much longer than they did a year ago. Cost reduction is at 9 percent.

Growth in all markets

The figures also show a strong production growth, with an increase of 34 percent (ASK). Growth is consistently in all markets. Even with a solid growth in capacity is the load factor high. The load factor for the second quarter was 77 percent, 1 percentage point higher than in the same period last year. The Norwegian’s long-range initiatives, Norwegian has had a load factor of 96 percent. The new base at London Gatwick already has a 85 percent load factor on the newly opened Mediterranean routes.

“It has been a good quarter for Norwegian where we see clear results on the choices the company has made. We finally got started with long-haul flights and we have opened a new base in London. At the same time, we have managed to reduce our costs, which is essential in such a competitive industry as the airline industry”, said Norwegian’s CEO Bjorn Kjos.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-8JP WL LN-NGE (msn 39050) in the special UNICEF – Unite For Children markings, prepares for runway departure clearance at Palma de Mallorca. UNICEF is Norwegian’s favorite charity.

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EasyJet launches London Gatwick-Bergen, Norway flights

EasyJet (easyJet.com) (London-Luton) yesterday (May 20) launched  its first ever services from London Gatwick to Bergen, Norway.

Norway is the 33rd country EasyJet flies to with the airline expecting to carry more than 100,000 passengers between Norway and the UK annually.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-111 G-EJAR (msn 2412) in the Supporting UNICEF motif taxies at Amsterdam.

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EasyJet launches Edinburgh-Southend service

EasyJet (UK) (London-Luton) on May 2 launched its first flight to London Southend from Edinburgh. The new route means EasyJet now operates to four London airports with up to 28 flights connecting the capital cities per day.

EasyJet flights to London Southend will operate six days a week and offer the quickest route into Stratford and East London. Around 85,000 passengers are anticipated to use the service over the next 12 months and fares start from £29.99 each way.

In March EasyJet added a seventh aircraft to the airport and launched six new routes in a move which is expected to deliver 140,000 extra visitors to Scotland.

Copyright Photo: Robbie Shaw. Airbus A319-111 G-EJAR (msn 2412) in the Supporting UNICEF scheme taxies at London (Gatwick).

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EasyJet’s expanding route map at Southend (SEN):

EasyJet (UK) SEN 5:2013 Route Map

EasyJet to fly to Norway

EasyJet (UK) (easyJet.com) (London-Luton) has announced the launch of its first ever services from London Gatwick to Bergen – also known as the “Gateway to the Fjords” in Norway. The new route will commence on May 20, 2013.

Norway will be the 33rd country easyJet flies to with the airline expecting to carry more than 100,000 passengers between Norway and the UK annually.

easyJet’s timetable of flights between London Gatwick and Bergen is as follows:

From London Gatwick

Departure Time Arrive Bergen
Mon-Fri 14:10 17:05
Sat 07:50 10:45
Sun 14:55 17:50

From Bergen

Departure Time Arrive Gatwick
Mon-Fri 17:35 18:35
Sat 11:15 12:15
Sun 18:20 19:20

Copyright Photo: Paul Denton. Airbus A319-111 G-EJAR (msn 2412) in the Supporting UNICEF special livery taxies to the runway at Geneva.

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EasyJet to offer Southend-Newquay domestic flights

EasyJet (easyJet.com) (UK) (London-Luton) has announced today that it will be further expanding its routes from London Southend Airport with a new domestic service to Newquay (Cornwall) starting on June 20, 2013.

The new three times weekly service which depart on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Copyright Photo: Terry Wade. Airbus A319-111 G-EZIO (msn 2512) in the special “Supporting UNICEF” color scheme arrives at London (Gatwick).

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EasyJet supports UNICEF with a new Airbus A319 logojet

EasyJet (UK) (London-Luton) is a big supporter of UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund.  According to Wikipedia, UNICEF was created by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946, to provide emergency food and healthcare to children in countries that had been devastated by World War II. In 1954, UNICEF became a permanent part of theUnited Nations System.

The company previously issued this statement of its support of UNICEF and its “Change for Good” program:

In 2012 easyJet formed a partnership with UNICEF the world’s leading organization for children.

The partnership runs across easyJet’s pan-European network during the peak summer and winter seasons, reaching out to the airline’s 55 million passengers who travel on the airlines’ 200 aircraft on over 600 routes across 30 countries.

The program branded Change for Good offers all our customers the chance to support the world’s children simply by dropping their spare change into specially designed pouches, which are handed out by easyJet’s crew during flights.

The money raised through donations from easyJet customers will fund UNICEF’s life-saving work for children across the world, such as vaccinating children at risk from diseases such as measles and polio or providing mosquito nets to prevent malaria.

The new partnership, which will operate for an initial three year period, will form part of UNICEF’s global Change for Good initiative, which has raised millions of pounds for the world’s most vulnerable children through partnerships with leading airlines across the globe.

For more information about UNICEF visit: http://www.unicef.org.uk/

Donate to UNICEF’s work for children: http://www.unicef.org.uk/Donate/Donate-Now/

Copyright Photo: Keith Burton. The pictured Airbus A319-111 registered as G-EZIO (msn 2512) was rolled out of the paint shop this morning (November 18) at Southend Airport near London in this special color scheme.

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