General presentation of Easyjet
The EasyJet Group is currently one of the major budget airlines in Europe. Although the vast majority of its turnover is derived from passenger transport with over 64 million passengers in 2013/2014, representing 98.6% of the turnover, it also offers baggage services, restaurant services, car rental and others.
The current fleet of this company totals 226. EasyJet makes the majority of its profits through the United Kingdom as well as Northern and Southern Europe.
Contrary to certain other airline companies, EasyJet is a ‘low cost’ company with a ‘Buy On Board’ strategy. Therefore all the services normally included with the flights of classic airline companies such as hold baggage, on board meals, or even flight changes are payable with EasyJet. With this system, EasyJet can make savings and offer attractive prices for its air flights.
In any case, EasyJet has also implemented a new range of fees since 2012, called ‘Flexi Fare’ which includes certain services such as checked luggage, priority boarding access and limited free flight changes. This is to compete with the other standard flight companies.
EasyJet of course offers a payable in-flight restaurant service as well as a duty free range of products. It is therefore possible to purchase sweet and savoury snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, perfumes, cosmetic items, travel accessories and children’s toys and souvenirs. The prices for these items and services are available in the in-flight brochure. Each month ‘The Traveller’ in-flight magazine is available to flight passengers free of charge.
The price of EasyJet shares is currently quoted on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange and is included in the calculation of the FTSE 100 stock market index.