As their name implies, easyJet wants to make it easy for passengers to jet around Europe. They have 22 bases which allow them to offer regular routes to the following European countries:
Looking to travel outside of Europe? Using the six countries above as starting points, easyJet offers additional routes to hundreds of countries around the world such as Turkey, Israel and Jordan.Many so-called budget airlines stay away from major airports in large cities. Not easyJet. They prefer main airports such as Glasgow, Berline-Schonefeld, London Stansted and more.
The History of easyJet
The airline got off the proverbial ground in 1995. Company founder Stelios Haji-loannou, son of a legendary Greek shipping company owner, borrowed £5 million from his family to finance the new airline. At first, easyJet’s fleet consisted of only two Boeing 737-200s. They were leased from British Airways. Routes went from London and Luton to Glasgow and Edinburgh. Relatively quick growth followed.
In 2000, a second headquarters was established at London-Stansted. The company was also listed on the London Stock Exchange for the first time. By 2002 the company’s fleet had expanded to 30 Boeing 737s. Passengers could choose between 40 different routes all across Europe. A series of takeovers expanded the company even further. In 2004, easyJet went through a complete fleet overhaul. They switched from Boeing 737s to Airbus A319-100s. They also helped pioneer self-service check-in. An entire easyJet flight was able to check-in with a self-service device for the first time ever. This occurred on 28 May 2004.
The Man behind the Airline
Many low cost budget airlines are helmed by one individual and easyJet is no exception. Stelio Haji-loannou has won a variety of awards for both himself personally as well as for his airline. In 1999, London Electricity awarded him “London’s Entrepreneur of the Year.” The readers of Business Traveller’s Magazine awarded easyJet the title “Best Low Cost Airline.”
The airline even made Marketing magazine’s list of “100 Biggest Marketing Events of the 20th Century.” Eventually, however, the relationship between Haji-loannou and his airline deteriorated. He left the company for good in May 2010. Still, easyJet carried on without him and today is a dominant force among low-cost European airlines.
The easyJet Passenger Experience
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