easyJet helped more than 2,000 people nationwide to overcome their phobia of flying since the launch of its ‘Fearless Flyer’ course two years ago

  • easyJet’s ‘Fearless Flyer’ course tops 2,000 since launching two years ago
  • Milestone celebrated at easyJet’s inaugural course in Liverpool over the weekend

LONDON, 2015-3-5 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, is this week celebrating helping more than 2,000 people nationwide to overcome their phobia of flying since the airline launched its ‘Fearless Flyer’ course around two years ago.

The milestone came as easyJet hosted its first course in Liverpool, where more than 70 nervous flyers – some of whom had never set foot on an aircraft before – joined the course and conquered their fears.

Around one in six people are nervous flyers, with turbulence, claustrophobia, and aircraft take-off and landings amongst some of the most common reasons for nervousness  – all of which easyJet’s two-day course covers. The first day consists of a ground session where top phobia expert Lawrence Leyton, together with a senior easyJet pilot, dispel common flying myths and teach participants a unique set of mind tools to manage their nerves. The following day participants put what they’ve learnt to the test and are taken on a dedicated one hour experience flight.

Carolyn McCall, easyJet CEO, commented:

“We’re really pleased to have helped so many people to overcome their fear of flying. easyJet is all about making travel easy and affordable for our customers.

“Many congratulations to all those who have taken our course so far! We look forward to welcoming our new Fearless Flyers on board our flights soon and are sure they will take advantage of all the exciting destinations they can now fly to fearlessly.”

Sara Bell, the 2,000th participant on the course, said:

“I am so happy, I still can’t believe I’ve just taken a flight. I have suffered with general anxiety and a fear of flying for the past seven years so even on Saturday, on the way to the ground course, I never thought I would get on the plane the next day. But the course has been amazing and the techniques I learned have been invaluable and enabled me to fly without any fear. It’s incredible. I never thought I’d be saying this but now I can’t wait for our family summer holiday in Salou. I really feel this has not only cured me of my fear of flying but will also help me with my other anxieties too. Thank you so much easyJet Fearless Flyer team, you’ve really change my life.”

Mark Wein, easyJet’s Fearless Flyer Course Director, said:

“Our course has been a phenomenal success since we first launched, with over 95% of participants taking to the skies fearlessly after attending.

“Whether you have an extreme phobia or slight apprehension, a fear of flying can be extremely limiting preventing many from visiting friends and family, travelling the world and attending business trips. We’re thrilled to have opened up a whole new world of opportunity for so many people, and we receive lots of emails from our Fearless Flyers that have since travelled as far as Australia and Argentina.”

easyJet’s Fearless Flyer course is one of the cheapest in the UK at just £189. Participants can also invite a companion with them on the flight if they wish for just £69.

Spaces on easyJet’s Fearless Flyer course are currently available across the UK at the below locations. To book a place and for further information please visit www.fearlessflyer.easyjet.com

Fearless Flyer course at:

Ground course

Experience flight


Friday (evening) 6 March

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Newcastle (NEW LOCATION)

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