12 December 2022, etc.venues Monument, London
Business Travel Show Europe, presented by The BTN
21 November, London Hilton Metropole
EASYLAND , the home of easyJet at Luton Airport, is to move down the hill (past the roundabout) to a former Vauxhall building in Kimpton Road, Luton, by the year's end leaving only operations and (probably) crewing sited at the airport.
easyJet says that on spite of over 95% of bookings now coming in via the Internet it has not been able to reduce the size of its telephone sales staff and has 120 live stations.
In a dig at its erstwhile competitor for the title of Europe”s largest low fares airline easyJet points out that its customer service department employs between 30 and 40 people.
350 people currently work at easyLand. With 3,400 staff it is still recruiting, each aircraft flying on average 11.5 hours per day and requiring 12 pilots and 18 cabin staff.
And if you are considering life as an easyJet jockey (and to be fair to the airline it takes training crewing very seriously indeed) there are openings for suitably qualified inexperienced young men and women ready to take a type conversion and fly in the right hand seat. By 2007 easyJet will have 120 Airbus 319 and 44 Boeing 737s.
All ground handling, both landside and airside, at Luton is now being outsourced, an interesting way of keeping staff numbers down and reducing sickness problems.
It”s all down to the service provider. On a rolling 12 month basis the airline is now at 21m passengers per annum.
Last Sunday (28 March) the airlines started flying to EuroAirport-Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg from Liverpool and Stansted.