Showing posts with label Easyjet. Show all posts
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23 August, 2023

Egypt’s Capital Cairo has become the latest new destination for budget airline easyJet

One of Europe's leading budget carriers, easyJet has announced a brand new route to the Egyptian capital, Cairo from London Luton which will take off for the first time this winter and operate all year round.

This will be the first time the airline will operate to the Cairo, one of the largest and most iconic cities in North Africa, and becomes the 157th destination on easyJet’s extensive short-haul network spanning Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. 

Departing for the first time on 31st October, flights will operate three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays all year-round providing a direct connection for customers from the UK.

easyJet’s newest destination is undoubtedly one of the most renowned destinations on the planet, home to the world-famous Giza Pyramids, the Sphinx and the Nile river, along with hundreds of palaces, mosques and museums, and lively shopping bazaars.

Cairo joins beach favourites, Sharm-el-Sheikh and Hurghada on easyJet’s Egyptian network. The airline is the largest carrier from the UK to Egypt, which continues to prove popular with UK holidaymakers for guaranteed sun, vast sandy beaches and world-renowned coral reefs.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager said:  “We are delighted to be launching flights for the very first time to Cairo which further strengthens our unrivalled short-haul network from the UK and this continues to demonstrate our confidence in the resilient strength of demand for travel from the UK.  The new route from London Luton to this iconic destination further expands the choice we are offering our customers, provides greater connectivity to the city to support inbound tourism and business travel alike.”

Jonathan Rayner, Chief Commercial Officer at London Luton Airport said:   “We are delighted that easyJet has chosen London Luton Airport to launch its flights to Cairo. As the Egyptian capital, Cairo is home to some truly iconic landmarks and is sure to be a destination of choice for passengers travelling from LLA. This is an exciting new addition to our departure boards and underlines our commitment to providing even greater choice as part of the simple and friendly passenger experience that we offer.”

easyJet serves 21 UK airports, offering over 400 routes to 127 destinations from the UK to Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. To discover more about easyJet’s UK network and to book, visit

07 August, 2023

easyJet launches new Summer Flight School for kids

Airline easyJet has announced it is launching a new Summer Flight School, to combat persistent gendered stereotypes of pilot and cabin crew jobs and inspire more young people to consider a career in aviation.

As new research by the airline reveals around four in ten children (37%) still believe that a pilot is a job exclusively for men, easyJet is inviting children aged 7 – 12 to go behind the scenes at its training centre for hands on training experiences with real easyJet pilots and crew, to challenge these outdated stereotypes.

The first-of-its-kind event by the airline will offer children the opportunity to take the controls of an Airbus A320 flight simulator, learn what it takes to provide the best inflight service to passengers and find out from easyJet pilots and cabin crew about their jobs and how they got there.

easyJet has launched the initiative after a poll of 2,000 British parents and their children found that two thirds (66%) of British parents still believe there are misconceptions that being a pilot is a job for men rather than women and that most parents (86%) believe that gender stereotypes of jobs start at primary school age.

Around three quarters (72%) of female adult respondents said that when they were a child, they believed only men could be pilots, while nearly two thirds of men (63%) said they never considered a role as cabin crew due to their gender.

02 August, 2023

easyJet expands its Twilight Bag Drop service to Glasgow......

One of Europe's largest airlines and the leading low-cost carrier in the UK, easyJet has confirmed it has expanded its Twilight Bag Drop service to Glasgow Airport.  This service allows passengers on early morning flights to drop their bags off the evening before, saving time for their journey through the airport on their day of travel by skipping bag drop and heading straight to security. It is a service that is expected to be especially popular with thousands of families who are travelling with easyJet for their summer holidays.

The service will be available to all customers on early morning flights departing before 0830 at Glasgow, which represents over a quarter of all flights departing from the airport, and bags can be dropped between 1600 and 2100 the day before they fly. Passengers just need to head to the easyJet Bag Drop Area in Terminal 1, with their passports and boarding passes, and the staff there will take care of the rest.

The airline has also put in place a range of summer travel customer initiatives to help families flying with the airline during the school holidays, including a family hotline, a new WhatsApp channel and extended customer service opening hours.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, commented:  We are always looking for new ways to make travel as easy as possible, so we are really pleased to be introducing our free Twilight Bag Drop service at Glasgow from today.

As families look forward to jetting off on their summer holidays, we’ve also put in place some extra support over this busy period, extending our customer service hours and providing dedicated customer service support and adding more people to our customer service team, we are ensuring our customers have the support they need when they travel with us this summer, for a quicker and easier journey.”

easyJet now offers Twilight bag drop services to its customers across five of its key UK airports: London Gatwick, Bristol, Manchester, Edinburgh, and now Glasgow.

27 July, 2023

A fifth of easyJet's fleet is now new-technology A320neo Family aircraft

easyJet’s fleet now consists of more new-technology, more fuel efficient “NEO” - aircraft than ever before – as the operator took delivery of its 67th A320neo Family aircraft this month.

As the airline continues its fleet renewal programme, an integral part of its roadmap to net zero, older Airbus A320ceo Family aircraft will be phased out over time and replaced by new-technology aircraft, which are at least 15% more fuel efficient and see up to 50% noise reduction upon taxiing, take-off and landing.

Based on current delivery plans, A320neo Family aircraft will 25% of its overall fleet by October of next year. easyJet has - 19 A320neo Family deliveries expected by the end of 2024 and a further 27 in 2025.

easyJet has taken delivery of its 67th A320neo Family aircraft this month; making over 20% of the easyJet fleet NEO-technology

A320neo Family aircraft use around 15% less fuel than their equivalent predecessors, and have up to 50% noise reduction at take-off, landing and whilst taxiing

easyJet has an orderbook for a further 164 A320neo Family aircraft, in addition to the 67 already delivered

By October 2024, the fleet is expected to pass 25% new-technology aircraft

David Morgan, Chief Operating Officer at easyJet commented:   “The adoption of more efficient technology is the single biggest contributor to reducing emissions in the short term and the roll-out of new neo aircraft is a key part of this.

We are also continuously looking at our operation each and every day to drive efficiencies which has been demonstrated with the addition of Descent Profile Optimisation (DPO) and Continuous Descent Approach (CDA) – a state of software from Airbus that is being retrofitted on all our aircraft. The two technologies will respectively enable fuel-saving enhancement to the aircraft’s on-board Flight Management System (FMS) and reduce noise impact on the ground.”

Wouter Van Wersch, Airbus President Europe Region & Sales, added:  “As we continue to fulfil easyJet's orders, each A320neo delivery future-proofs the airline's growth as traffic rebounds. Airbus is delighted that the A320neo family aircraft, together with our strong service offering, is laying the foundation of easyJet's decarbonisation journey which is already well underway.”

easyJet is the world’s largest operator of Airbus’ single-aisle aircraft with over 300 planes currently in service, including the A319, A320ceo, A320neo and A321neo. The airline serves over 130 European airports in some 31 countries operating over 1,000 routes.

24 July, 2023

Wildfires in Rhodes prompt evacuation flights for troubled tourists

The horrendous wildfires on the Greek islands have left scores and scores of tourists needing to be evacuated from the affected areas, with Rhodes being particularly badly hit.

Some of the leading UK holiday airlines are adding extra services to the islands to bring people home early. 

Jet2 has cancelled all flights and holidays going to Rhodes for at least seven days. The company is operating five empty aircraft to the island over the next few hours to bring people back. 

Tui has cancelled all its flights to the island until Wednesday, however, it advises that customers currently in Rhodes will only be able to return on their intended flights home

easyJet has said it intends to operate two rescue flights today, with another tomorrow in addition to its normal nine scheduled flights between Rhodes and the UK

British Airways said its flights to Rhodes were running as normal, but passengers are able to postpone and / or change their flights free of charge. 

Thomas Cook has axed some holidays to affected areas and offered a refund to those customers. Customers with packages booked this week to other areas of Rhodes will be offered the option to either continue with plans or cancel and get a refund. 

Ryanair is operating flights as per normal schedule, yet is monitoring the situation carefully.

Corfu is beginning an evacuation, with almost 2500 people moved to safety overnight and more will be moved today according to local firefighters. 

Local news agency ANA-MPA has reported that parts of the island of Evia have also been or are in the process of being evacuated. Residents in Livadi, Potami, Pernaraki and Platanisto - have been told to evacuate for precautionary measures and move towards the area of Karystos.

17 July, 2023

easyJet launches summer onboard collection to support UNICEF’s education appeal

Customers flying during summer can now help easyJet raise vital funds towards UNICEF’s education appeal to ensure every child has the right to learn.
easyJet customers have already raised almost £17 million towards UNICEF appeals including a record-breaking £616,000 in a single month for the Ukraine response in 2022
easyJet’s cabin crew are collecting donations onboard all flights now until 2nd September 2023


easyJet launched its summer onboard collection to help raise vital funds to support UNICEF’s education appeal and ensure every child has the right to learn. Customers flying during the next seven weeks will be able to donate onboard.

Education is a human right, but still seven out of ten children globally cannot read or write by the age of ten and for out-of-school children, these basic skills are even further from reach.  The learning crisis will affect children’s health, prospects and earning potential and will impact on societies and economies for generations to come. UNICEF is working around the clock to protect children’s right to learn and easyJet customers’ support goes a long way.

easyJet’s customers can help UNICEF and its partners to ensure that children everywhere are able to access school, to keep learning and gaining the skills they need to succeed in life.  With over 600 million children and adolescents worldwide unable to attain basic reading and mathematics skills, and two third’s of the world’s school-aged children without internet connection at home to support their learning, there is a significant challenge ahead which requires innovation, investment and the support of global communities.

10 July, 2023

easyJet pulls 1,700 flights from summer schedule.

The UK's leading budget carrier, easyJet has confirmed it has pulled 1,700 flights from its summer travel schedule citing constrained congested air space over Europe, air traffic control industrial action and staff shortages.

easyJet has cancelled flights to and from London Gatwick during July, August and September and said that around 95% of those passengers affected had already been reaccommodated on other flights  

The budget carrier said the number of cancellations roughly represents one day's worth of flights and it will still operate about 90,000 flights during the same period. 

A spokesperson for the airline said: "We have therefore made some pre-emptive adjustments to our programme consolidating a small number of flights at Gatwick, where we have multiple daily frequencies, in order to help mitigate these external challenges on the day of travel for our customers.  -  Customers whose flights are affected are being informed, with 95% of customers being rebooked onto an alternative flight and all customers provided with the option to rebook or receive a refund."

06 July, 2023

easyJet launches eight new winter routes.....

easyJet, one of the world's leading budget carriers has confirmed it will start eight new winter routes from eight UK airports this winter offering an even greater range of destinations to enjoy this winter.

New routes to Rovaniemi, Finland, a family favourite for Christmas Lapland getaways and to the popular Egyptian resort of Hurghada

For those looking for a magical Christmas getaway, easyJet is launching winter flights from London Luton and Edinburgh to Rovaniemi, the gateway to Finnish Lapland, which will launch on 9 and 3 December respectively and will both operate twice a week throughout winter. The new routes join existing services from London Gatwick, Bristol and Manchester, which are set to prove popular with families visiting the famous home of Santa Claus this winter.

Also launching this winter are four new routes from the UK to Egypt’s scuba diving hotspot Hurghada. Flight will launch from Liverpool twice a week starting 29 October, Glasgow twice a week starting 8 November and Belfast once a week starting 31 October, all operating year round, as well as from Edinburgh twice a week starting 6 November throughout the winter season. easyJet is the number one carrier from the UK to both Egypt and North Africa, which continue to prove popular with UK holidaymakers for guaranteed winter sun, vast sandy beaches and world-renowned coral reefs.

The new routes will see thousands of brand new packages available to Hurghada with easyJet holidays whose customers can make the most of great value packages to a wide range of hotels on offer. What’s more, packages include flights, hotel, 23kg luggage and transfers on beach holidays.

Additional winter city routes from Liverpool to Lyon and London Southend to Geneva also go on sale today, with easyJet holidays breaks available to both destinations.

Flight reservations

easyJet holidays offers seven nights at the 5* Jasmine Palace Resort & Spa in Hurghada on an All Inclusive basis for £583 per person including 23kg of luggage per person, transfers and flights from Edinburgh on 4 December 2023.

For more details and reservations visit easyJet Holidays website.

easyJet holidays offers three nights at the 3* Ramada Encore Geneve in Geneva on a Room Only basis for £301 per person including 23kg of luggage per person and flights from London Southend on 20 December 2023.

For more details and reservations visit easyJet Holidays website

Ali Gayward, easyJet's UK Country Manager, commented:   “We’re delighted to be launching even more new routes and holidays from our airports across the UK to a range of fantastic destinations, providing even more choice for our customers this winter whether they’re looking for a Christmas getaway, hitting the slopes or chasing the winter sun and we can’t wait to welcome more customers on board.”

easyJet appoints oldest employee and cabin crew member into special new role ahead of her 73rd birthday

easyJet is celebrating the birthday of their oldest employee, cabin crew member, Pam
Pam has flown over 4,500 flights for the airline, serving 800k passengers, over a career spanning 20 years
easyJet has appointed Pam as their over 45s recruitment ambassador, to inspire more great cabin crew candidates to come forward
‘Nana Pam’ is flying high at the age of 73 and has become one of Britain’s oldest cabin crew members.

It was on an easyJet flight to Madrid 20 years ago that former hairdresser Pam Clark picked up a recruitment advertisement and was inspired to make her childhood dream come true – at the age of 53.

The grandmother, soon to become a great-grandmother, but known as ‘Nana Pam’ to her regular passengers, is now flying the flag for over 45’s to take advantage of easyJet’s drive to recruit career changers.

With 20 years of loyal service, Pam has welcomed an estimated 800,000 passengers on board 4,500 flights and as she turns 73 this week she is easyJet’s oldest employee.

Among those taken under her wing have been premiership footballers, TV stars, and a precious trombone needing its own seat.

The initiative from the airline builds on its successful recruitment campaign encouraging more over 45’s to consider becoming cabin crew, which has delivered a 10% increase in crew members over 45 and a 160% rise over the age of 60 since 2022

28 June, 2023

UK budget airline easyJet puts thousands of flights on sale for spring 2024

easyJet has put its spring 2024 schedule sale today with 100,000 additional flights up until 2 June 2024 now available to book from £24.99


easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has put its spring 2024 schedule on sale meaning 100,000 flights between 24 March and 2 June 2024 including Easter, are now available to book. Of these, over 60,000 flights to and from the UK are now on sale and customers can get a great deal by booking early at (link below) or via the mobile app, with seats available from £24.99*.


With more flights to choose from, the airline is also now extending the validity of any vouchers issued throughout the pandemic. Any customers who opted to receive a voucher during the pandemic and are yet to redeem it will now have their voucher validity automatically extended from 31 July 2023 to 31 January 2024, providing them with more time and more choice for making a future booking.


The extensions will be carried out over the coming weeks and customers will be notified directly once their voucher has been extended. Customers with vouchers do not have to have flown by the time the voucher expires and vouchers can be used to book flights to any easyJet destination. 


Today also sees thousands more package holidays for spring 2024 available to book through easyJet holidays. The release means even more destinations and flight options will be available for holidaymakers heading to Europe’s best loved beach and city destinations. The holiday company offers packages including flights, hotel, 23kg luggage and transfers on beach holidays, all covered by its Ultimate Flexibility, offering freedom to change a booking, a refund guarantee, and best price guarantee. 


Ali Gayward, UK Country Manager for easyJet, commented:   “We are delighted to be putting our spring 2024 schedule on sale today, so that customers can book early and enjoy great value fares on flights and package holidays for a spring break or Easter getaway and to provide even more time for those with unredeemed vouchers to use them to book something to look forward to. 

And with our schedule now available to book up until 2 June 2024, our customers can choose from an unrivalled range of nearly 1000 routes to more than 150 airports in 35 countries across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.”


15 June, 2023

easyJet celebrate release of Take That film with its first TikTok competition - win up to £1000 towards an easyJet holiday

easyJet is celebrating the release of the new film Greatest Days, in which the airline plays its very own starring role.

The feel-good musical movie which premiers today features the hits of Take That and follows a group of school friends who reunite 25 years later after winning easyJet flights to Athens to see their favourite boy band in concert, celebrating the power of friendship and travel bringing people together.

To mark the film’s release, easyJet is encouraging more friends to explore Europe together by launching its first Tik Tok competition, offering the chance to win a £1000 towards an easyJet holiday, simply by sharing who you’d take with you on a trip to Greece.  

Recent research by easyJet based on 2,000 UK adults revealed last month that British holidaymakers are prioritising and placing even more value on travel than before, with over a third of Brits saying that since the pandemic they put more value on enjoying life and prefer to make lifelong memories over spending their money on material items. This focus on travel is set to continue with 9 in 10 Brits saying they will travel more or about the same in 2024.

With 60 routes from the UK to Greek destinations, including four routes to Athens from London Gatwick, Bristol, Manchester and Edinburgh, easyJet is the largest carrier to Greece and the Greek Islands and is operating 64% more seats compared to 2019 offering customers even more choice to explore its iconic islands and majestic mainland with friends and loved ones.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, said:  "The joy of travel is that it has the power to lift people out of the everyday and provides an amazing opportunity to reconnect with friends and loved ones, whether that’s sharing new experiences together or going back to that place that holds special memories time after time, which is why being a part of the Greatest Days story is a perfect match for us.

And with people treasuring travel more than ever before, easyJet is here to serve our customers all across the UK with flights to over 135 destinations across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East to be enjoyed and explored, all with great value and the warm welcome our crew are famous for - and we can’t wait to welcome more people on board this summer."

 For more information on the chance to win £1000 towards an easyJet holiday:

Tickets for Greatest Days are now available at

01 June, 2023

easyJet launches new route between Glasgow and Southampton

One of Europe's largest budget carriers easyJet has confirmed it will be launching a new year-round route between Glasgow and Southampton, scheduled to start on 2nd November. 

easyJet says the route will be flown twice a week, with flights on Saturday and Thursday and is part of the airline's programme to connect more of the UK. 

On the south coast of England, the historic maritime city of Southampton, home of the famous Titanic and Mayflower, not only provides onward connectivity to one of the largest European cruise ports, but is conveniently located near some of the south’s best tourist attractions like Stonehenge and Winchester Cathedral, as well as serving as a gateway to the beautiful beaches of England’s south coast and the New Forest. 

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager commented: “We’re delighted to announce this new route today from Glasgow to Southampton, which will provide customers in Scotland even with greater connectivity across the UK, enabling people to explore more of the fantastic destinations the UK has to offer, reconnect with loved ones and do business.

 “We are proud to be the largest airline in Scotland and remain committed to strengthening our unrivalled short-haul network and providing more choice for our customers across the UK, all with great value fares and the warm welcome that our crew are famous for.”

Matt Hazelwood, Chief Commercial Officer at AGS Airports, which owns Glasgow Airport, said: “EasyJet’s plans to operate services between Glasgow and our sister airport in Southampton this winter is great news and this additional service on this popular route will help deliver greater choice and flexibility for both our business and leisure travellers.”

26 May, 2023

Nine new routes from the UK announced by easyJet

easyJet will be launching nine new routes from the UK next winter, including flights to a brand new destination in Iceland for the very first time. easyJet holidays will be offering brand new package holidays on eight of the new routes.

This winter, easyJet will become the only UK airline to operate to Akureyri in North Iceland when flights launch from London Gatwick twice a week from 31st October. Dubbed ‘The Capital of the North’, the town lies in the fjord Eyjafjörður in North Iceland and is located a short drive from many of Iceland’s top natural, cultural and historical attractions. Visitors can enjoy whale watching, hiking, viewing the Northern lights and geothermal bathing, all while taking in the stunning scenery.

easyJet Holidays, the UK’s fastest-growing tour operator, is offering packages to the brand new destination, including flights, hotel and 23kg luggage. The holiday company has put brand new hotels in sale in the Akureyri area, including the 4* Hotel Aiglo by Keahotels, with a pool overlooking fishing boats, and the 4* Myvatn, near the Myvatn nature baths. Holidaymakers can enjoy a huge range of excursions including whale watching, exploring the country’s stunning waterfalls, or catching the Northern Lights, all available through easyJet holidays’ excursion partner, Musement. 

Ahead of the opening of a new base at Birmingham next spring, the airline will continue the expansion of its network from the midlands, with new routes now launching this winter to the French cities of Lyon and Paris from 30th October and city break packages available with easyJet holidays.

23 May, 2023

AirFi completes deployment of portable streaming solution across easyJet’s entire fleet

           Following the successful rollout to easyJet’s EU and Swiss fleets, inflight technology provider AirFi has confirmed the further deployment of its revolutionary portable streaming solution across the remainder of the airline’s fleet.  

In October 2022, the airline trialled AirFi’s technology onboard as part of an ongoing campaign to deliver an industry-leading digital onboard experience to its customers across Europe. Having deemed the initial trial to be a success, the airline later equipped an additional 108 aircraft and has now deployed the AirFi streaming technology across all 327 aircraft. The inflight system powers a customised wireless engagement portal enabling passengers to access games, journey-specific content and airline information, plus browse inflight retail offerings using their own mobile phones, tablet or laptops.  

To access the content, passengers simply connect to a local Wi-Fi network created onboard by AirFi’s flexible and powerful hardware solution. Aircraft do not need to be taken out of service for this digital upgrade. Access to the content is free, and there is no requirement for passengers to download an app before the flight or share personal information to get connected.  

18 May, 2023

Birmingham to be next base for easyJet.

One of the leading low-cost airlines in Europe, easyJet has today announced it will be expanding its UK network by opening a new base at Birmingham Airport.  The carrier is set to base three A320  aircraft at the airport and this new base will create around 100 direct jobs for pilots and crew and around 1200 support jobs in total. 

The move is a part of easyJet’s strategy to take advantage of key growth opportunities across its network and follows the return to growth this summer in the UK which will also see easyJet operate its biggest-ever UK summer flying programme, flying around eight per cent more capacity than pre-pandemic and over 1 million more seats in peak summer and 57 new routes, including 23 from the UK.

easyJet already serves key domestic connections and international routes from Birmingham to popular beach and city destinations including Amsterdam, Geneva, Milan, Naples, Lisbon, Faro and Palma de Mallorca. The addition of more aircraft at the airport will enable the airline to further expand its network from Birmingham with new routes that will prove popular with customers flying from the UK’s second-largest city, for holidaymakers and business travellers alike.

Johan Lundgren, the CEO of easyJet, said:  "We are delighted to be announcing our new base in Birmingham, the UK’s second-largest city, which creates around 100 direct and many more indirect jobs.

Having already served Birmingham for many years, the decision to open a base and grow at the airport now is a testament to the strong demand we see, coupled with the importance of the UK market in supporting our profitable growth."

Nick Barton, chief executive of Birmingham Airport (BHX), said:  "This landmark investment by easyJet is a huge vote of confidence in the West Midlands.

Basing three aircraft at BHX will create many more jobs for local people and many more options for customers.  Years of hard work have led to this. Together we look forward to years of future success."

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14 May, 2023

New Manchester - Istanbul service starts next month

easyJet is all set to start a service between Istanbul in Turkey from Manchester next month.  This will be the first time the airline will operate to the Istanbul Airport, Turkey’s largest city, which becomes the 156th destination on easyJet’s extensive short-haul network spanning Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Seats are on sale now at and via the mobile app, with fares from £51.99.*

Departing for the first time on 9th June, flights will operate twice a week on Mondays and Fridays, providing a direct connection for customers from the North-West to this unique and iconic city, in addition to existing popular services from Manchester to Antalya and Dalaman.

Istanbul joins other destinations Bodrum, Antalya, Dalaman and Izmir on easyJet’s Turkey network and promises to offer customers something uniquely different.  Straddling two continents, and famously known as the city where East meets West, easyJet’s newest destination boasts a rich history and will offer customers a variety experiences; from the old city which reflects cultural influences of many historic empires, to world-famous landmarks like the Blue Mosque, while bargain hunters can stroll the iconic Grand Bazaar.

What’s more, the new route means that brand new package holidays have gone on sale with Europe’s fastest-growing tour operator, easyJet holidays. Holidaymakers can make the most of city break packages starting at just £437 per person, including hotel, flights and 23kg luggage. The holiday provider has 13 hotels to choose from, including the 5* CVK Park Bosphorus Hotel Istanbul in the New City, the 5* Eresin hotels Topkapi in the Old City, and the 5* Wanda Vista Istanbul in Marmara.

08 May, 2023

easyJet heading to Istanbul from Manchester next month.

easyJet will launch a new route to Istanbul in Turkey from Manchester next month, just in time for summer. This will be the first time the airline will operate to the Istanbul Airport in Turkey’s largest city, which becomes the 156th destination on easyJet’s extensive short-haul network spanning Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Seats are on sale now at and via the mobile app, with fares from £51.99.*

Departing for the first time on 9th June, flights will operate twice a week on Mondays and Fridays, providing a direct connection for customers from the North-West to this unique and iconic city, in addition to existing popular services from Manchester to Antalya and Dalaman.

Istanbul joins other destinations Bodrum, Antalya, Dalaman and Izmir on easyJet’s Turkey network and promises to offer customers something uniquely different.  Straddling two continents, and famously known as the city where East meets West, easyJet’s newest destination boasts a rich history and will offer customers a variety experiences; from the old city which reflects cultural influences of many historic empires, to world-famous landmarks like the Blue Mosque, while bargain hunters can stroll the iconic Grand Bazaar.

26 April, 2023

easyJet opens applications for its 2023 Generation easyJet Pilot Training Programme

This World Pilot’s Day, Europe's leading airline easyJet has announced that it has reopened its renowned Generation easyJet Pilot Training programme for the 2023 intake of approximately 200 aspiring pilots.

easyJet is searching for the next generation of pilots and recruitment is now open for 200 cadets to join its pilot training programme

The airline has ambitious plans for 1000 new pilots in total to train with and join the airline by 2027

The Generation easyJet Pilot Training Programme is delivered in partnership with CAE and provides aspiring airline pilots the highest standards of training to become qualified commercial airline pilots in around two years. Ground training is delivered at CAE’s European aviation academy locations in Gatwick, Milan, Brussels, or Madrid, and flight training at CAE Phoenix in the US. Upon successful completion of the programme, graduates begin their careers flying as a Second Officer with easyJet.

A cohort of cadet pilots selected when the programme re-opened in January 2022 is already in training. Applications are now being accepted for programmes beginning as of December 2023 and graduating as of 2026.

Over the next five years, over 1000 new pilots are expected to join easyJet. The airline continues to encourage those from diverse backgrounds, including having a focus on driving more female pilots to apply, as part of its commitment to increasing diversity in all forms across the airline and continue to create an inclusive culture for all.

easyJet has pledged its support for CAE Women in Flight, providing one European candidate access to their first employment opportunity. CAE funds and provides pilot training for the successful candidate at one of CAE’s aviation academies. The successful recipient becomes a CAE Women in Flight ambassador, encouraging more girls and women to consider a career in aviation by dreaming big and having no limits.

21 April, 2023

easyJet becomes a National Partner of the Eurovision Song Contest

easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has been announced as a National sponsor of the Eurovision Song Contest. The airline offers more seats between the UK and Eurovision countries than any other airline.

The airline will fly thousands of visitors to Liverpool for the event which takes place on 9th, 11th and 13th May
easyJet flies to over 150 airports across Europe and offers more seats between the UK and Eurovision countries than any other airline

Over the course of this year’s contest, easyJet will be flying in thousands of visitors into Liverpool, a city with a rich musical heritage and one of the airline’s longest served airports, which is hosting live semi-final and final live events taking place in the UK on 9th 11th, and 13th May.

easyJet launched operations from Liverpool over 25 years ago in 1997, and since then has always had a strong presence in the host city, where it bases six aircraft and employs over 360 pilots and cabin crew.

Having since grown to become Liverpool’s largest airline, easyJet offers 26 routes across Europe, flew two million passengers last year and continues to strengthen its network at Liverpool John Lennon Airport. In October the airline relaunched daily flights to Paris and next month will launch a new weekly service to Corfu.

Robert Birge, Chief Customer and Marketing Officer at easyJet, commented:  “This sponsorship is a perfect match as not only do we offer more seats between the UK and Eurovision countries than any other airline, but we also have a long history with the host city of Liverpool and are the city’s largest airline. Like this iconic competition, easyJet connects people, cultures and communities across Europe and beyond and so we are delighted to be a National Sponsor of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, in collaboration with BBC Studios.

We are incredibly excited to play a role in this year’s Eurovision, which celebrates the inclusive values easyJet shares, is much loved by our people as well as millions of our customers throughout Europe.”

In November 1995 easyJet changed the way people travelled, democratising flying for a new generation to enjoy Europe. offering a unique and winning combination of the best route network connecting Europe's primary airports, with great value fares and friendly service.

Today, easyJet flies on more of Europe’s most popular routes than any other airline and carried more than 69 million passengers in 2022 – with 9.5 million travelling for business. The airline has over 300 aircraft on nearly 1000 routes to more than 150 airports across 35 countries. Over 300 million Europeans live within one hour's drive of an easyJet airport.

easyJet’s sponsorship of the Eurovision Song Contest is in collaboration with BBC Studios, the commercial arm of the BBC, who are producing the Semi-finals and Final of the contest for broadcast from Liverpool. 

08 April, 2023

easyJet to support UNICEF’s Ukraine appeal this Easter.

As the conflict in Ukraine continues to severely affect millions of children and families more than one year on, easyJet is relaunching an onboard appeal this Easter as part of its Change for Good partnership with UNICEF. 

The money raised will help UNICEF continue to provide critical supplies including clean water and sanitation, healthcare, education, mental health and psychosocial support and emergency cash assistance. UNICEF has also provided access to safe water, hygiene services and learning services to millions of children in conflict-affected areas and neighbouring countries.

Customers flying over the Easter break can help easyJet raise vital funds that will contribute towards UNICEF’s support to children and families affected by the war in Ukraine

easyJet customers have already raised over £800,000 towards providing clean water and sanitation supplies, healthcare, schooling and learning, mental health and psychosocial support and emergency cash assistance

easyJet’s cabin crew are collecting donations onboard all flights now until 16th April 2023 included

easyJet customers have already raised over £800,000 for UNICEF’s response including a record-breaking £616,000 in a single month for this appeal.

Around 3.7 million easyJet customers flying across 35 countries over the collection period, including the Easter holidays, will now be able to donate onboard in any currency, helping UNICEF meet the urgent and ongoing needs of children and families affected by this conflict.

easyJet cabin crew are now running the collection onboard all flights until 16th April 2023 included.

Michael Brown, Director of Cabin Services at easyJet said:  “UNICEF’s humanitarian response in Ukraine, with teams working around the clock to deliver urgent support, is providing a vital lifeline to children and families who have been affected as the war continues. As a pan-European airline operating thousands of flights across Europe, with the support of our customers we can together help make a real difference to children and their families in Ukraine by supporting UNICEF’s appeal.

“We would like to thank all of our customers in advance for any donations they can make and those who have donated so far for their kindness and generosity, as well as our fantastic crew who make this all possible.”

Jon Sparkes, Chief Executive at The UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK) said: “The war is having a devastating impact on the security, health, and development of children. UNICEF and easyJet are working together to ensure that our emergency response teams can continue to reach children and families affected by the war in Ukraine to get urgent and critical support. By supporting UNICEF’s appeal, easyJet is helping to provide access to emergency supplies.  I would like to thank easyJet employees and customers for their generous support towards our work for children.”

easyJet and UNICEF partnered to launch their Change for Good partnership in 2012. Since then, easyJet’s customers and crew have raised over £16m in onboard donations, helping to protect millions of children around the world from disease and keep them safe during emergencies, including over £400,000 for children and their families affected by the earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria which has provided vital funds for UNICEF’s work in the region to protect the safety, health and welfare of children.