- The airline will fly thousands of visitors to Liverpool for the event which takes place on 9th, 11th and 13th May
- easyJet flies to over 150 airports across Europe and offers more seats between the UK and Eurovision countries than any other airline
London, UK, 2023-Apr-21 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has been announced as a National sponsor of the Eurovision Song Contest. The airline offers more seats between the UK and Eurovision countries than any other airline.
Over the course of this year’s contest, easyJet will be flying in thousands of visitors into Liverpool, a city with a rich musical heritage and one of the airline’s longest served airports, which is hosting live semi-final and final live events taking place in the UK on 9th 11th, and 13th May.
easyJet launched operations from Liverpool over 25 years ago in 1997, and since then has always had a strong presence in the host city, where it bases six aircraft and employs over 360 pilots and cabin crew.
Having since grown to become Liverpool’s largest airline, easyJet offers 26 routes across Europe, flew two million passengers last year and continues to strengthen its network at Liverpool John Lennon Airport. In October the airline relaunched daily flights to Paris and next month will launch a new weekly service to Corfu.
Robert Birge, Chief Customer and Marketing Officer at easyJet, commented:
“This sponsorship is a perfect match as not only do we offer more seats between the UK and Eurovision countries than any other airline, but we also have a long history with the host city of Liverpool and are the city’s largest airline. Like this iconic competition, easyJet connects people, cultures and communities across Europe and beyond and so we are delighted to be a National Sponsor of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, in collaboration with BBC Studios.
“We are incredibly excited to play a role in this year’s Eurovision, which celebrates the inclusive values easyJet shares, is much loved by our people as well as millions of our customers throughout Europe.”
In November 1995 easyJet changed the way people travelled, democratising flying for a new generation to enjoy Europe. offering a unique and winning combination of the best route network connecting Europe’s primary airports, with great value fares and friendly service.
Today, easyJet flies on more of Europe’s most popular routes than any other airline and carried more than 69 million passengers in 2022 – with 9.5 million travelling for business. The airline has over 300 aircraft on nearly 1000 routes to more than 150 airports across 35 countries. Over 300 million Europeans live within one hour’s drive of an easyJet airport.
easyJet’s sponsorship of the Eurovision Song Contest is in collaboration with BBC Studios, the commercial arm of the BBC, who are producing the Semi-finals and Final of the contest for broadcast from Liverpool.
easyJet is Europe’s leading airline offering a unique and winning combination of the best route network connecting Europe’s primary airports, with great value fares and friendly service.
easyJet flies on more of Europe’s most popular routes than any other airline and carried more than 69 million passengers in 2022 – with 9.5 million travelling for business. The airline has over 300 aircraft on nearly 1000 routes to more than 150 airports across 35 countries. Over 300 million Europeans live within one hour’s drive of an easyJet airport.
easyJet aims to be a good corporate citizen, employing people on local contracts in eight countries across Europe in full compliance with national laws and recognising their trade unions. The airline supports several local charities and has a corporate partnership with UNICEF which has raised over £16m for the most vulnerable children since it was established in 2012.
The airline joined the UN-backed Race to Zero in November 2021 and has published its roadmap to net zero carbon emissions by 2050, with a focus on new technology and the ultimate ambition to achieve zero carbon emission flying across its entire fleet, which the airline is working on together with its partners including Airbus, Rolls-Royce, GKN Aerospace, and Cranfield Aerospace Solutions. The roadmap also features a combination of fleet renewal, operational efficiencies, airspace modernisation, Sustainable Aviation Fuel and carbon removal technology. Additionally, it includes an interim carbon emissions intensity reduction target of 35% by 2035 (versus 2019). Since 2000, the airline has already reduced its carbon emissions per passenger, per kilometre by one-third through continued fleet renewal, efficient operations and aiming to fill most of its seats.
Innovation is in easyJet’s DNA – since launching over 25 years ago, easyJet changed the way people fly to the present day where the airline leads the industry in digital, web, engineering and operational innovations to make travel more easy and affordable for its passengers.
About BBC Studios
BBC Studios is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC Group with sales of £1.6bn (21/22). Able to take an idea seamlessly from thought to screen and beyond, the business is built on four pillars: a global Content Studio (producing, investing and distributing content globally); Channels & Streaming platforms in the UK and across the world; a Brands & Licencing operation which seeks to amplify the impact of IP; and the successful UK-based multi-channel network UKTV. Around 2,400 hours of award-winning British programmes made by the business every year, with three-quarters of its revenues from non-BBC customers including Discovery, Apple and Netflix. Its content is internationally recognised across a broad range of genres and specialisms, with brands like Strictly Come Dancing/Dancing with the Stars, Top Gear, Bluey and Doctor Who. BBC.com, BBC Studios’ global digital news platform, has 139 million unique browser visits each month.