[Worldkings – Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2023] Milestones in 28 years of development of EasyJet, the multinational low-cost airline (1995)


(worldkings.org) EasyJet plc (styled as easyJet) is a British multinational low-cost airline group headquartered at London Luton Airport.

EasyJet follows a low-cost carrier business model, emphasizing cost efficiency and operational simplicity. The airline often uses secondary airports to reduce landing fees and operates a point-to-point network rather than a hub-and-spoke model.

The airline operates domestic and international scheduled services on 927 routes in more than 34 countries via its affiliate airlines EasyJet UK, EasyJet Switzerland, and EasyJet Europe.

EasyJet is one of the largest low-cost carriers in Europe, offering a large number of domestic and international flights. The airline is known for its no-frills approach to air travel, providing affordable fares with the option for passengers to pay for additional services.

The group, along with associate companies EasyJet UK, EasyJet Europe and EasyJet Switzerland, operates 308 aircraft. It has 29 bases across Europe, the largest being Gatwick.

(Wowtimes)EasyJet’sHistory andAchievements

  • 1995: EasyJet was founded by Stelios Haji-Ioannou.
  • 1996: The company started its first international service (London-Amsterdam).
  • 1997: EasyJet launched its website with online bookings available a year later.
  • 1999: EasyJet was voted “best low-cost airline” by the readers of Business Traveler magazine for the first time.
  • 2003: The first Airbus aircraft went into service in Geneva.
  • 2005: The fleet expanded to 100 aircraft
  • 2007: EasyJet became the first low-cost carrier to enable corporate travel agencies to view and book flights in the Global Distribution System.
  • 2009: EasyJet operated 400 routes with 175 aircraft in 27 countries.
  • 2010: EasyJet became the largest airline in the UK.
  • 2011: EasyJet launched their mobile app on the App Store and Google Play Store allowing customers to book flights and store boarding passes.
  • 2015: The company was flying routes to more than 130 destinations in 31 countries, operated 26 bases centered around Europe, and had a total of 10,000 employees.
  • 2019: EasyJet has offset the carbon emissions from all of its flights using carbon offsetting projects that meet either the Gold Standard or Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) accreditation.
  • 2022: the airline carried more than 69.7 million passengers, making it the second-largest budget airline in Europe by number of passengers carried, behind Ryanair.
  • 2023: EasyJet serves 183 destinations.

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