EasyJet’s McCall expects airlines to be more brutal on failing routes

An interesting piece in UK daily The Guardian with easyJet chief execuitve Carolyn McCall, talking about how high fuel prices is likely to impact airlines route decisions.

“You will see us being much more brutal about what routes work and what routes don’t,” she said, citing a recent decision by easyJet to pull out of Helsinki. “We’re going to be very, very tough about routes that aren’t working.”

Carolyn McCall EasyjetMcCall was talking as easyJet launched its longest ever route – a five-hour flight linking London Gatwick to the Jordanian capital Amman. She also talked about plans to tackel the corporate travel market by rolling out business-friendly flexible tickets and recruiting its first corporate sales team.

“Nearly one in five of our passengers are business travellers and we’ve done that without doing anything to attract them – they’ve found us,” she says of the potential.


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