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Easyjet History

Easyjet is a British low-cost airline that was founded in 1995. The airline was established by Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, a Greek-Cypriot businessman, with the aim of providing affordable air travel to the masses. Since its inception, Easyjet has grown to become one of the largest and most successful low-cost carriers in Europe.

From its humble beginnings with just two aircraft flying between London Luton and Glasgow, Easyjet quickly expanded its route network to include popular holiday destinations across Europe. The airline's strategy of offering low fares, no frills, and a wide choice of destinations resonated with budget-conscious travelers, and Easyjet experienced rapid growth.

In the early years, Easyjet faced fierce competition from other low-cost carriers, but the airline managed to differentiate itself by focusing on customer service and operational efficiency. Easyjet introduced online booking and check-in systems, which streamlined the travel experience for passengers and reduced costs for the airline.

More Airline Insights & Tips

Here are a few of helpful resources & tips that can further enhance your knowledge of Easyjet airlines and how to best be prepared for your trip:

  • Delays are an unfortunate fact of the life of an air traveler. Arm yourself against surprises by knowing the flight status of your U2 Easyjet flight before heading to the airport, as this could save you a lot of time, or even your trip to the airport if your flight is canceled.
  • Info can be found here on Easyjet’s company structure, headquarters, etc.
  • See which partnerships and alliances Easyjet has here. This is useful if you want to build up your frequent flyer points on partner airlines.
  • Want to know which plane types are in service? Check out U2’s fleet list here.
  • When considering a flight booking on Easyjet, be aware that third-party travel sites might require you to use their customer service instead of Easyjet's, which may be less than ideal in certain situations.

Beyond the history presented here for Easyjet, if you’re wanting more aviation history, read about the history of commercial flight here, or the history of the airline industry here.

Over the years, Easyjet continued to expand its route network, adding more destinations and operating bases across Europe. The airline also acquired several smaller airlines, including Go Fly in 2002 and GB Airways in 2008, further strengthening its market position.

Today, Easyjet operates over 1,000 routes to more than 30 countries, serving both leisure and business travelers. The airline's fleet consists of modern and fuel-efficient aircraft, primarily Airbus A320 family aircraft, which help reduce operating costs and minimize environmental impact.

Despite the challenges faced by the aviation industry, Easyjet has managed to adapt and thrive. The airline has consistently focused on providing affordable fares, excellent customer service, and a convenient travel experience. Easyjet's commitment to innovation and sustainability has also been recognized, with the airline investing in new technologies and initiatives to reduce its carbon footprint.

For more information about this airline, check out our comprehensive Easyjet Guide.

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