EasyJet resolves strategy spat with Haji-Ioannou

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EasyJet's management appears to have resolved differences on its expansion plans with the carrier's founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou.

Haji-Ioannou had publicly expressed concerns about the pace of expansion at the airline, clashing with the board over capacity plans.

But a spokesman for Haji-Ioannou says: "He seems comfortable with where EasyJet is now - there doesn't seem to be the same level of dispute that there was before."

EasyJet is expected to provide a trading update this week.

In May, when EasyJet was scheduled receive 91 aircraft through to 2013, Haji-Ioannou restated his concerns about capacity and its potential impact on profitability.

But media reports today indicate that EasyJet will expand its fleet by less than 10% annually. The spokesman declines to comment.