EasyJet was established in 1995 by Greek Cypriot Stelios Haji-Ioannou. It grew very rapidly, fuelled by the demand for cheap flights to European destinations. It offered a no-frills service and now operates over 600 routes across 30 countries with a fleet of over 200 aircraft.
It has over 8,000 staff and over 60 million passengers flew with them in 2014. easyJet flies to many popular European destinations such as Naples, Venice, Paris, Geneva, Dalaman, Lyon and Rome. In recent years EasyJet has expanded very rapidly adding routes and new aircraft. Profit in 2015 hit a record £700m.
EasyJet flight delays
EasyJet have a fairly poor record for flights delays. Their figure of 5.22% of all flights being delayed by 1 hour or more compares poorly with the average. Around 0.53% of all flights suffered a flight delay of 3 hours or more compared with an all airline average of 1.09% but overall they are ranked a poor 27th place out of the 35 airlines in the EU.
EasyJet flight delay compensation
EasyJet have a poor record with paying flight delay compensation payments. The FairPlane group of companies have made thousands of flight delay compensation claims against easyJet, yet, it is only when we issue legal proceedings that they make payment. This is surprising bearing in mind their record for delays and their high-profit margin. We would think that given their significant resources, they would ensure that their flight delay compensation payments would be made promptly.
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