EasyJet is a low-cost airline based in the UK, London at Luton Airport. It belongs to the easyGroup of companies, which include Easy Internetcafé, easyCar, and easyHotel. EasyJet was one of the first airlines to take advantage of EU market reforms and then very quickly developed into the fourth largest airline in the European market behind Air France-KLM, Lufthansa and Ryanair.
EasyJet has fundamentally changed the airline industry in Europe by offering affordable flights to those on a small budget. The airline has also been innovative in the internet sector. EasyJet was the first-low cost airline to introduce a new online technology that allowed customers to look for and change bookings online along with being the first low fares airline to enable passengers to check in via the internet and print their tickets at home.
The fleet consists of 107 Airbus A319s and 30 Boeing 737 aircraft.
EasyJet was founded in March 1995 by the Cypriot low-cost aviation pioneer Stelios Haji-Ioannou in London. His aim was to offer the first, cheap flights within Europe, affordable to anyone. The airlines advertised with the slogan "Making flying as affordable as a pair of jeans”. In 1997, EasyJet launched its website and this quickly proved to be an enormous success for the airline. Only a year later, the company purchased a 40% stake in the Swiss charter airline, TEA Basel. In 1999, it relocated its headquarters to Geneva and was renamed EasyJet Switzerland. After purchasing the airline Go Fly in 2002, EasyJet is now Europe's largest low-cost airline.
From its 16 hubs Easyjet flies more than 250 different routes to a total of 70 European and North African airports. Top easyjet airports in England are London, Manchester and Liverpool. Top routes from the UK for easyjet flights are cheap flights from London to Amsterdam, London-Paris or London to Edinburgh for example.