07/20/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/21/2021 02:30
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Europe's leading airline easyJet offers a unique and successful combination of the best route network connecting Europe's central airports, great value for money and a friendly service.
easyJet flies more of Europe's most popular routes than any other airline and carried over 96 million passengers in 2019 - more than 16 million of whom were business travellers. The airline has 300 aircraft on almost 1,000 routes between 150 airports in 35 countries. Over 300 million Europeans live less than an hour's drive from an easyJet airport.
In 2004, easyJet established its first base outside the UK in Berlin Brandenburg. Since then, more than 75 million passengers have flown with the airline to and from Berlin Brandenburg. With approximately 900 employees working on local contracts, easyJet is the largest airline in the capital region and a major growth factor for the regional economy, local tourism, and a guarantor for the connectivity of the metropolitan region. From Willy Brandt Airport (BER), easyJet offers the largest selection of direct flights to destinations in Europe, North Africa, and Israel, with around 70 destinations.
easyJet sees itself as a responsible and sustainable company, employing its staff on local contracts in eight countries across Europe in full compliance with national laws and in recognition of their trade unions. The airline supports a number of local charities and also has a partnership with UNICEF, which has raised over £14 million for vulnerable children since it began in 2012. easyJet takes sustainability seriously and is the first major airline to offset the CO2 emissions of the fuel for all its flights. The airline sees this as an interim measure until new technologies are available to decarbonise aviation. In the meantime, easyJet will continue to support innovative technologies, operate efficiently, and aim for high seat occupancy. Since 2000, we have improved the efficiency of our CO2 emissions per passenger mile by more than a third. We have set a target to achieve a 38% reduction by 2022.
Innovation is in easyJet's blood - from the start over 25 years ago when easyJet revolutionised air travel, to today when we are leading the way in digital, web, engineering, and operational innovation to make travel even easier and more affordable for our passengers.