London Luton-based easyJet has taken low-cost travel into new territory with its decision not to charge for some of its flights. In response to Swissair's successful block on the application for a route licence between Geneva and Barcelona, the carrier will fly passengers free. These services would be classed as private flights, thus exempting easyJet from restrictions. Passengers will have "the opportunity" to make a donation to "The Fund for the protection of Consumers against Swissair". EasyJet chairman Stelios Haji-Ioannou has described SAirGroup as the "evil empire" and its chairman, Philippe Bruggisser, as "Darth Vader".

Source: Airline Business