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  • Low cost expands to North Africa as EasyJet opens route to Morocco


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  • Harrison means business at easyJet

    News | 27 Mar 2006 23:00

    <P><BR><STRONG>Easyjet chief executive Andrew Harrison, who took over the reins at easyJet from previous incumbent Ray Webster in December, is focusing on business travellers as he sets himself the challenge of boosting the low-cost carrier’s profitability</STRONG> <BR><BR><IMG height=378 alt="Andrew Harrison W250" hspace=6 src="../assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=12098" width=252 align=right vspace=2>Speaking in the back of a taxi on the road from Milan Malpensa airport – where the carrier has just established its first Italian base – Harrison told Airline Business: “The challenges for me are to continue to manage our growth successfully and we’ve said we want to increase the profitability of the company. We make £2 ($3.50) profit per passenger, which equates to about a 7% return on our assets, and we’ve got a public target to increase our return on assets up towards 15%,” he explains.<BR><BR>He believes that this can be achieved by a series of small initiatives rather than a drastic changhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Harrison-means-business-at-easyJet-205706/
  • EU deal opens markets

    News | 07 Mar 2006 00:00

    <P>UK budget carrier EasyJet has become the first airline to take advantage of new liberalised air services agreements with countries neighbouring the European Union to add flights to three new markets outside the EU, launching its first services to Croatia, Morocco and Turkey this summer.</P> <P>EasyJet is starting London Gatwick to Marrakesh and London Luton to Istanbul and Rijeka (Croatia) services, while its Swiss arm is to operate between Basle and Istanbul. Morocco was the first African country to sign a liberalised air services agreement with the EU in mid-December. Turkey and Croatia also signed deals late last year and EasyJet is the first carrier to exploit the open rules. It becomes the first European budget carrier to operate the routes.</P> <P>The EC aims to create a European Common Aviation Area covering most of Europe outside Russia with the same competition, safety and security rules as the EU. </P>http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EU-deal-opens-markets-205262/
  • Low cost expands to North Africa as EasyJet opens route to Morocco

    News | 02 Mar 2006 12:00

    <P><BR>UK budget carrier EasyJet has become the first airline to take advantage of new liberalised air services agreements with countries neighbouring the European Union to add flights to three new markets outside the Union, launching its first services to Morocco, Turkey and Croatia this summer.</P> <P>The move comes as the EU expands its liberalised air transport market beyond its borders through a series of open skies agreements with neighbouring states. Morocco was the first African country to sign a liberalised air services agreement with the EU in mid-December. Turkey and Croatia also signed deals late last year and EasyJet is the first carrier to exploit the open rules.<BR><BR>EC officials in Brussels hope to create&nbsp;a European Common Aviation Area (ECAA) covering the vast majority of Europe outside Russia with the same competition, safety and security rules as the EU. <BR><BR>The Gatwick service to Marrakech and Luton flights to Istanbul will be served daily, while Rijekahttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Low-cost-expands-to-North-Africa-as-EasyJet-opens-route-to-Morocco-205227/
  • Croatia set for air services revamp

    News | 19 Jul 2004 23:00

    <p>Private company to be formed to amalgamate helicopter operations as government shakes up infrastructure for EU entry</p> <p>A new private helicopter company has been formed in Croatia with the aim of becoming the sole civil air support contractor for the Croatian government. </p> <p>Helikopterska Kompanija (HIKO), formed by Austria's Human Consult Group, is seeking to provide emergency medical services, search and rescue, traffic surveillance, border control, freighting and passenger transport operations for the country. These services are now covered either by the ministry of the interior, the national police or the military.</p> <p>HIKO business director Robert Hirc says: &quot;The fusion of all helicopter operations into single operator/contractor would be less expensive than ad hoc use of inadequately equipped or sporadically located military or police aircraft.&quot; He adds that as a pre-condition for entry into the European Union, Croatia is required to modernise its helichttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Croatia-set-for-air-services-revamp-184500/
  • Trade Air tie-ups signal regional growth move

    News | 26 Aug 2002 23:00

    <p>IGOR SALINGER / BELGRADE</p> <p>Croatian charter and cargo airline Trade Air is expanding its network with new domestic services and a proposal to acquire part of Croatia Airlines' regional operation.</p> <p>Based at Pleso near Zagreb, Trade Air has linked with Osijek-Klisa Airport in eastern Croatia, to operate services from the region to Adriatic holiday resorts at Pula, Split and Zadar, as well as the country's capital Zagreb. Trade Air is operating at least 10 flights a week on behalf of the airport (which is handling reservation, marketing and sales), with its three Let L-410 UVP-E turboprops.</p> <p>Before hostilities began 11 years ago, Klisa Airport was Yugoslavia's main cargo hub. Since its take-over by Croatian authorities in 1998, significant investment has been ploughed into the airport to revive it.</p> <p>A large part of the airline's business in recent years has been generated by its DHL cargo contract for services between Zagreb and Bergamo. However, Trade Air ishttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Trade-Air-tie-ups-signal-regional-growth-move-153833/
  • Croatian charter airline ready to reconnect war-torn regional links

    News | 19 Feb 2002 00:00

    <p>IGOR SALINGER / BELGRADE</p> <p>Air Adriatic, a Croatian charter airline, which is backed by Scandinavian investors, is to begin operations in April using a six-strong fleet of Boeing MD-82s and Fokker 50s.</p> <p>Croatia's air links were savaged during the Yugoslav civil war of the mid-1990s, leaving only a limited number of direct flights, mostly out of the capital Zagreb.</p> <p>Air Adriatic is aiming to plug this gap, while taking advantage of the limited charter service Zagreb-based Croatia Airlines is planning to provide this summer following the postponement of the delivery of Airbus A319s.</p> <p>The airline, headquartered in Rijeka with a technical base at Pula airport, will focus on flights connecting Croatia with Central Europe, Israel, Russia, Scandinavia and the UK. In the Balkans, Air Adriatic plans to connect Pula or Rijeka in Croatia with Belgrade and Pristina in Serbia.</p> <p>It will use Fokker 50s for services to points along the Croatian coastline, from Istrhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Croatian-charter-airline-ready-to-reconnect-war-torn-regional-links-143275/