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Carolyn McCall's Plans For the Future

Just after the budget airline releases its final results tomorrow, all attention would be shifted from easyJet's 15th birthday to the Chief Executive Carolyn McCall's plans for the future.

She is due to give an outline of her strategy for the future. A deal has been struck between the two parties which is said to have created great confusion in the beginning.

A recent row with easyJet's founder, Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou has been resolved and hence the Company will now not be asked to change its branding.

Ryanair to pay damages to easyJet

The Irish accounts maintained airline Ryanair expressed on Thursday that it has nodded to shell out to make slander damages to the originator of competing carrier easyJet for fallaciously blaming him of stifling the reports regarding the company's performance.

Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou of easyJet has taken legal action against Ryanair as the ads which blamed him of obstructing the publication of weekly reports on easyJet's on-time concert. The ad, that depicted Stelios with as a snob, reiterated him to stop lying.

EasyJet to install ash-detectors on planes

Luton-based budget airline Easyjet has announced that it would fit its planes with radars that can detect volcanic ash clouds to avoid future airspace closures. The new technology, AVOID (Airborne Volcanic Object Identifier & Detector), will make use of infrared beams to detect ash particles in the air. It will help pilots to know whether to fly or not.

Icelandic volcano eruption hits Easyjet and Tui Travel hard

Budget airline EasyJet has downgraded full-year forecast because of the disruptions it had to face last month due to Icelandic volcano.

The company said that flight cancellations forced by volcano ash clouds in April would cost it between 50 million pounds and 75 million pounds. It downgraded full-year forecast from between 175 million pounds and 200 million pounds to between 100 million pounds and 150 million pounds.

EasyJet shares slide as UBS downgrades carrier from "buy" to "neutral"

Shares in EasyJet slipped after the investment bank UBS downgraded the carrier from "buy" to "neutral", citing valuation grounds.

The UBS said that over the past 12-month period shares in EasyJet outperformed Ryanair shares by more than 25 per cent. Moreover, EasyJet surpassed Ryanair by more than 10 per cent since the start of current year.

Shares in British low-cost airline were trading at 407.5 pence, down 4.5 pence-a-share. Shares in Ryanair were trading flat at €3.45 in Dublin.

Easyjet founder to sue Ryanair’s CEO over Pinocchio jibe

Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, the founder of Easyjet, has said that he would take a legal action against rival carrier Ryanair’s chief executive Michael O’Leary over an advertising campaign that tried to defame him by depicting him with a Pinocchio-style long nose.

In its recent advertising campaign, the Irish-carrier Ryanair insinuated that the Luton-based Easyjet lied about its punctuality statistics by depicting Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou as a Pinocchio figure.

New Liverpool to Isle of Man Flights to be Operated by Easyjet

Official announcements by Easyjet have confirmed that the carrier will soon begin to offer regular flight between Liverpool and the Isle of Man. Starting 21 May, the company, with a base at the John Lennon airport, will be offering the sic-times-a-week flights.

The new flights have been designed to especially target business people and those who regularly visit families on the island, and the service will directly compete with rival budget operator Flybe.

Ryanair Chief to be Slapped with Lawsuit by EasyJet Owner Over "Despicable Behavior"

Official reports have confirmed that owner of EasyJet, Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou is all set to slap a lawsuit on Michael O’Leary, accusing the Chief Executive of Ryanair of "despicable behavior”, all thanks to an advertising campaign which characterized the Greek entrepreneur as Pinnochio, thereby implying that he had lied about EasyJet’s punctuality statistics.

EasyJet first quarter revenue jumps 10.5%

British budget airline EasyJet announced on Thursday that its first quarter revenues jumped 10.5 per cent to settle at 607.5 million pounds, providing fresh evidence that global recession has faded away.

Revenue per seat jumped 4.2 per cent to settle at 47.50 pounds during the quarter ended December 31.

The number of passengers during the concerned three months soared to 11 million, representing an increase of 9.1 per cent from year ago period. The load factor showed improvement of 1.4 per cent to 85.5 per cent.

EasyJet chief to step down

Andy Harrison, the chief executive of the low-cost airline Easyjet, is to step down at the end of June.

Including Andy Harrison, five senior executives have left the airline in wake of a boardroom battle with founder Stelios Haji-Iannou.

The airline said that Mr. Harrison would not leave until the end of next June to give it time to find a successor.

Director Stelios Haji-Iannou had opposed Easyjet’s expansion plans and advocated preserving cash during the economic downturn.

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