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British low-cost carrier EasyJet was founded in 1995 and is now the largest low cost airline in the United Kingdom. It is headquartered at London's Luton Airport (LTN). It started flying with a Boeing 737-200 from London Luton to Glasgow and Edinburgh in November 1995.
Within only one year as more Boeing 737-300 jets arrived it expanded to Amsterdam, Nice and Barcelona. In 1998 it bought out Swiss operator TEA Basel and renamed it easyJet Switzerland. In 2000 it received its first Boeing 737-700 which stayed with the airline till 2011 when they were sold on and replaced. By 2001 it opens new bases and inaugurates flights from London Gatwick LGW) creating direct competition with the flag carrier British Airways. One year later it acquires rival GO and operated from London Stansted Airport (STN) with Boeing 737-300/400.
In 2002 announces a deal for 240 Airbus 319 aircraft receiving the first one in 2003. The airline opens numerous bases around Europe, including France, Germany and Spain where in 2007 it opened it's 17th base in Madrid Barajas Airport and competed with national airline Iberia, the same year it also bought out GB Airways at London Gatwick and operated new routes to the Mediterranean and North Africa.
In 2011 it orders more Airbus and it switches to the larger A320 and open more bases across Europe. In June 2011, the airline opened its eleventh British base, at London Southend Airport, offering flights to Alicante, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Belfast, Faro, Málaga, Jersey, Palma de Majorca and Ibiza.
In March 2013, the airline was listed on the stock exchange and launched its 100th route from Gatwick Airport, offering flights directly from London to Moscow. In July 2017 easyJet announced it would open a new European headquarters in Austria to enable it to operate after Brexit.
On 15 May 2017, easyJet announced the conversion of 30 A320neo orders into A321neo aircraft to be used on busier routes. The company took delivery of the first A321neo on 18 July 2018. On 28 October 2017, easyJet announced it will lease 25 A320 from former Air Berlin to operate across easyJet Europe's network, under its European AOC.
With a dramatic growth level and set to become Europe's second major lows cost airline the airline continues to expand over Europe and even reaching far away beyond the continent.
History source: Wikipedia.org
Operations and Destinations 🌍:
The carrier flies to about 136 destinations* in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. This includes 17 domestic destinations.
The list excludes destinations served by easyJet Switzerland:
|Region 🗺️||Destinations 🌍🌎🌏|
|✈United Kingdom (domestic)||Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Liverpool, London (LTN, LGW, STN), Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Southampton.|
|✈Europe (including domestic destinations served internally)||Klagenfurt, Salzburg, Vienna, Brussels, Sofia, Varna, Dubrovnik, Pula, Split, Larnaca, Paphos, Prague, Copenhagen, Tallinn, Helsinki, Rovaniemi, Ajaccio, Bastia, Biarritz, Bordeaux, Brest, Figari, Grenoble, La Rochelle, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Nantes, Nice, Paris, Toulouse, Berlin, Dortmund, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Gibraltar, Athens, Cephalonia, Chania, Corfu, Heraklion, Kalamata, Kos, Mykonos Island, Preveza/Lefkada, Rhodes, Santorini, Thessaloniki, Zakynthos, Budapest, Reykjavík, Isle of Man, Alghero, Bari, Bologna, Brindisi, Cagliari, Catania, Lamezia, Terme, Milan,Naples, Olbia, Palermo, Pisa, Rome, Turin, Venice, Verona, Jersey, Luxembourg City, Malta, Amsterdam, Kraków, Warsaw, Faro, Funchal, Lisbon, Ponta Delgada, Porto, Ljubljana, Alicante, Almería, Bilbao, Ibiza, Menorca, Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona, La Palma, Lanzarote, Las Palmas, Fuerteventura, Tenerife, Granada, Madrid, Málaga, Murcia, Oviedo/Gijón, Santiago de Compostela, Seville, Valencia, Östersund, Stockholm, Basel, Mulhouse, Freiburg, Geneva, Zürich|
|✈Out of Europe||Hurghada, Antalya, Bodrum/Milas, Dalaman, İzmir, Agadir, Casablanca, Essaouira, Marrakesh, Kosovo, Tivat, Tel Aviv|
*Destination list is for reference only. Please check directly with the airline for updates.
*Note some destinations are only seasonal.*Correct info as of
EasyJet's fleet consists of entirely Airbus A320 family aircraft. They are all configured with a single Economy Class cabin.
|Network 🌐||Aircraft ✈️|
|✈All flights||A319-100, Airbus A320-200, A321neo (for high demand routes).|
*Correct fleet info as of
easyJet Photo Slide 📷:
|✅ Best low cost Airline to fly to the United Kingdom and within Europe.||👎Only one item of hand luggage is allowed, and it has a strict policy for any extra items.|
|✅Point to point service, with no connections Easyjet can achieve a more on time performance, enabling the airline to have a higher on time punctuality record.||👎Online check-in available 24h before, but for a fee you can choose a seat or get a random seat for free.|
|✅ No restriction on hand luggage weight as long as it fits the size! (however only one item allowed)||👎 Heavy penalty for excess baggage. (if not purchased in advance)|
|✅ Extensive network operation and good timings.||👎 Food and drinks only available for purchase.|
|✅If you arrive early and can get on an earlier flight Easyjet will transfer you free of charge.||👎 Service is informal at times.|
|✅Good fares as long as you book in advance.|