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The airline was founded by Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou in 1995, and he and his family remain major shareholders in easyJet PLC . Sir Stelios separately owns easyGroup IP licensing Ltd , the company that owns the “easy” brand and licenses it to the airline but also other companies. An up-to-date list of the easyGroup licensees can be found on the portal site There are no "cross-shareholdings" between easyJet and these other easyGroup licensee companies. easyJet PLC operates independently from the other companies, although some "cross-marketing" agreements do exist on arms length terms

The airline is based at Hangar 89, a bright orange building adjacent to the main taxiway at Luton Airport. In an industry where corporate HQs are generally considered to be the ultimate status symbol, it is the very embodiment of the easyJet low-cost ethos.

The concept

easyJet keeps costs low by eliminating the unnecessary costs and 'frills' which characterise 'traditional' airlines. This is done in a number of ways.

Use of the Internet to reduce distribution costs easyJet was one of the first airlines to embrace the opportunity of the Internet when it sold its first seat online in April 1998. Now approximately 95 % of all seats are sold over the Internet, making easyJet one of Europe's biggest Internet retailers.

Maximise the utilisation of the substantial assets Maximising utilisation of each aircraft significantly reduces the unit cost.

Ticketless travel Passengers instead receive an email containing their travel details and booking reference when they book online. This helps to reduce significantly the cost of issuing, distributing, processing and reconciling millions of tickets each year.

No free lunch - Everybody always jokes about airline food - so why provide it if people don't want it? Eliminating free catering on-board reduces cost and unnecessary bureaucracy and management. It is also an important differentiator between easyJet and other airlines and a potent reflection of our low-cost approach. Passengers can purchase food on-board and, ironically, we have won awards for our catering service! The concept of a 'simple service model' also reflects a more general point about eliminating other unnecessary, complex-to-manage and costly services, such as pre-assigned seats, interline connections with other airlines and cargo/freight carriage.

Efficient use of airports easyJet flies to main destination airports throughout Europe, but gains efficiencies through rapid turnaround times, and progressive landing charges agreements with the airports. By reducing turnarounds to 30 minutes and below, easyJet can achieve extra rotations on the high-frequency routes, thereby maximising utilisation rates of its aircraft.

Paperless operations - Since its launch easyJet has simplified its working practices by embracing the concept of the paperless office. The management and administration of the company is undertaken entirely on IT systems which can be accessed through secure servers from anywhere in the world enabling huge flexibility in the running of the airline.

The operation 

easyJet currently has operating bases throughout the UK and mainland Europe. It is a truly European operation and was one of the few airlines to take advantage of the reforms offered by the single European aviation market.

The culture

easyJet favours an informal company culture with a very flat management structure, which eliminates unnecessary and wasteful layers of management. All office-based employees are encouraged to dress casually. Ties are banned - except for pilots! Remote working and 'hot-desking' have been characteristics of easyJet since the beginning.


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31 July 2021

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