Here is a little bit of the latest news from the Low Cost Carriers:
-- easyJet launched their first Paris CDG – Liverpool flight today. Paris Orly – Geneva flights will start on May the 10th followed by Paris CDG Luton on the 12th of June and Paris CDG – Nice flights on the 18th of June.
-- To celebrate its new flights from Paris, easyJet have painted one of their aircraft with “2 steak frites ou 1 vol?” meaning in English “2 steak & chips (meals) or 1 flight?”. For a picture, check:
-- Their next 12 B737-700 will be leased from the big leasing companies including Gecas. Could this say anything about their upcoming order? Leasing instead of buying the B737-700 aircraft so that they are easier to get rid of? Something to think about!
-- Their 80 aircraft order is going ahead as scheduled with an aim of 80 aircraft by 2006 (nothing particularly new, it just confirms the plans) Employees are being asked to submit slogans including the word “Go” (as you know, they paint 1 “Go” slogan on each of their aircraft)
-- They will open their first European base this year, bets are seemingly on Scandinavia. They expect to transport 4 million passengers this year.
-- They aim to be floated on the stock exchange by next year.