BALPA and easyJet shake hands to avoid 727 pilot layoffs

British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) agreed to concessions to save over 700 easyJet pilot jobs, the union announced on Friday. The deal was concluded after a huge community effort, according to the union....


easyJet to close three British bases

The British low-cost carrier easyJet will close its bases in London-Stansted, London-Southend, and Newcastle from September 2020. Several routes will be closed and as many as 670 jobs are on the line....


How the pandemic highlighted Ryanair’s major weakness

While in 2019 Ryanair became the most popular airline in Europe in terms of passenger numbers, the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted a major weakness at the low-cost airline....


Easyjet to close two London bases, fire up to 30% staff

Easyjet could close three out of its 11 bases in the UK as well as fire up to 30% of its workforce, the company reveals as it is starting negotiations with trade unions. ...


Haji-Ioannou shares in Easyjet fall below 30%

Easyjet founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou family’s shares in the company fell under 30%, the low cost carrier revealed on June 30, 2020. Earlier in 2020, Haji-Ioannou sought to oust the airline’s management in a heated conflict over an Airbus aircraft order.   ...


easyJet and Airbus finalize agreement on 32 aircraft deferrals

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to impact the aviation industry, airlines are finding ways to minimize costs to survive. Some are retiring old aircraft, while some are laying-off their workforce...


Death of the low-cost carrier in Europe?

The last big crisis in aviation during the financial crash of 2008, sent low-cost carriers to the top as they overtook their full-service carrier counterparts. However, could it be that new legislature in Europe could kill the business model in the continent?...


easyJet to cut 4500 jobs and reduce fleet

The British low-cost carrier easyJet announced it would cut a third of its workforce, or nearly 4,500 jobs, and shrink its fleet in order to alleviate the impact of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. It plans to resume flights from June 15, 2020....


easyJet founder to question board over Airbus ties

easyJet founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou is expected to seek the departure of four directors in the next shareholder meeting on May 22, 2020. The airline announced its intention to resume some flights starting from June 15, 2020....


easyJet founder puts price on Airbus’ head

Stelios Haji-Ioannou, founder of the British low-cost company easyJet and the main shareholder of the group, offers a reward of £5 million for any information that would lead to the cancellation of an Airbus order he judges cumbersome....