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    A321neo sales lift proceeds of EasyJet leaseback scheme


    Budget carrier EasyJet has carried out the sale-and-leaseback of five Airbus A321neo jets, concluding a programme of such transactions covering a total of 23 aircraft. The five A321neos – ranging from five to nine months in age – have been sold to Bocomm Leasing, a division of the Chinese ...

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    Overrun risk underlined after third similar EasyJet take-off incident at Lisbon


    UK investigators have disclosed that a third EasyJet take-off incident at Lisbon last year, under near-identical circumstances as the previous two, resulted in the Airbus A320 lifting off just 110m from the runway end. The incident, relating to performance calculation confusion, occurred on 16 September last year, shortly before ...

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    Upbeat EasyJet hikes summer capacity further than forecast


    UK budget carrier EasyJet is expecting to increase its flight activity to 40% of originally-planned capacity in its fiscal fourth quarter, up from the previous estimate of 30%. EasyJet, whose fourth quarter runs to 30 September, says it also expects a smaller loss than the £325 million ($425 million) ...

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    Europe’s low-cost carriers look beyond the restart


    With the European aviation market shaken and long-haul travel largely absent, it is the continent’s low-cost carriers that are embracing the restart, driven by pent-up leisure and visiting-friends-and-family (VFR) demand.

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    How many jobs are airlines cutting due to coronavirus?


    Of the large airlines to have made announcements so far, most have implemented job cuts affecting significant proportions of their workforces.

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    Near-halving of EasyJet’s German operation in prospect: union


    Trade union Verdi believes EasyJet is planning to almost halve its operation at its sole German base in Berlin.

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    EasyJet proposes UK base closures including two in London


    UK budget carrier EasyJet is proposing to close two of its four London bases, as well as its Newcastle station, as part of the cuts to cope with the coronavirus situation. The airline is looking to shut its London Stansted and London Southend bases, along with Newcastle, and to ...

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    EasyJet sells six A320neos to SMBC


    Budget airline EasyJet has further reinforced its finances after agreeing a $255 million sale-and-leaseback involving six Airbus A320neos. The carrier states that the deal is part of a plan – disclosed in May – to raise about £500-650 million ($620-807 million) through such transactions. EasyJet has identified SMBC ...

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    ​EasyJet share issue raises £419 million


    EasyJet has raised £419 million ($521 million) by placing 59.54 million shares through an immediate accelerated bookbuilding process. The UK low-cost carrier had disclosed on 24 June that it was aiming to raise £400-450 million by issuing just under 15% of its current share capital. ...

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    EasyJet to reinforce cash position with expanded share issue


    UK budget carrier EasyJet is aiming to raise £400-450 million through issuing new shares equating to just under 15% of the current share capital. Up to 59.54 million shares will be placed through an immediate accelerated bookbuilding process. EasyJet has started restoring flight operations after an 11-week grounding. ...

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    EasyJet agrees five-year deferral on 24 Airbus aircraft


    EasyJet has reached an agreement with Airbus to push back by five years the delivery of 24 aircraft that were originally destined to join its fleet between 2020 and 2022.

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    ​EasyJet and Wizz among first to adopt new EASA protocol


    Aegean Airlines, EasyJet and Wizz Air have become the first carriers to sign up to the European Union Aviation Safety Agency’s protocol of measures aimed at ensuring the safe restoration of air services.

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    EasyJet to meet rivals head-on in summer price war


    EasyJet is slashing its summer fares as it prepares to operate around half of its 1,022 routes in July and nearly three-quarters in August.

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    EasyJet to axe up to 30% of jobs as it cuts fleet


    EasyJet is to begin consultations on proposals to cut staff levels by up to 30% as it expects to reduce its fleet by 51 through a mix of deferrals and returning leased aircraft by the end of 2021. In a trading update released today the UK budget carrier says ...

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    EasyJet finance chief to step down next year


    UK budget carrier EasyJet’s chief financial officer, Andrew Findlay, is stepping down from his position next year. Findlay has advised the board of his intention to leave the low-cost carrier in May 2021, in line with contractual obligations. He had survived a 22 May bid by EasyJet founder ...

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    EasyJet shareholders back airline’s board in Stelios dispute


    EasyJet founder Stelios Haji-Iaonnou has failed in his attempt to oust the airline’s management team

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    EasyJet to start restoring flights in mid-June


    UK budget carrier EasyJet is to restore flights from 15 June, on a limited number of routes on which the airline believes it can maintain profitable operations. These services will primarily comprise domestic flights in the UK and France, the airline states. “Further routes will be announced over ...

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    EasyJet cybersecurity breach affects 9 million customers


    UK budget carrier EasyJet is contacting customers after a serious cybersecurity breach which resulted in access to the personal information of 9 million travellers. Credit card details of just over 2,200 customers were accessed, the airline admits, and it has taken action to contact all of them to offer ...

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    EasyJet secures cash for potential nine-month fleet grounding


    EasyJet has expressed confidence it now has enough cash to survive a nine-month grounding of its fleet after securing additional funding.

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    EasyJet defers order for 24 Airbus jets


    EasyJet has agreed a deal with Airbus to push back an order for 24 aircraft due for delivery in 2020-2022.