easyJet: A bit of history
November 1995 was the month chosen for easyJet's first flight, a new British low-cost airline founded shortly before by Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, from London Luton Airport, a base from which it began operating, to Glasgow.
easyJet (IATA: U2 & ICAO: EZY) was born with the aim of becoming the airline that offers cheap rates to travel throughout Europe, something that they took in their first marketing campaign that revolved around “Making fliying as affordable as a pair of jeans - £ 29 one way ”.
Over the past 23 years, easyJet has become one of the world's largest low-cost airlines with a cheap point-to-point flight policy that has made traveling more affordable and easier for millions of people across Europe, the Middle East and North of Africa.
easyJet is owned by EasyJet Holdings Limited, whose main shareholder is Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou and operates 830 routes throughout Europe, and 104 between Europe and airports in North Africa, selling directly to the user through its website and applications for mobile devices.
easyJet is a low cost airline member of the ELFAA (European Low Fares Airline Association) which also includes other low cost airlines such as Flybe, jet2.com, Norwegian, Ryanair, Transavia, Volotea, Vueling and Wizz Air.
easyJet: The most relevant
- Identification codes: IATA: U2 & ICAO: EZY
- Commercial name: easyJet
- Current owners: easyJet Holdings Limited.
- EasyJet headquarters: Luton, England
- Main HUB: London Luton Airport
- Foundation date: Year 1995
- Date of first flight: November 1995
- Number of destinations: 934 routes to 156 destinations in 33 countries.
- Number of flights: More than 1000 daily flights.
- Number of active aircraft: 165 Airbus aircraft with an average age of 7.8 years
- Number of aircraft ordered: 148 aircraft of the Airbus family.
- Number of passengers: More than 88 million passengers transported in 2018 and growing.
- Number of employees: 2865 pilots and 6516 cabin crew.
- Belongs to the alliance: Association of Low Cost European Airlines or ELFAA (European Low Fares Airline Association).
- Frequent flyer program: No frequent flyer program.