easyJet launches onboard charity collection to support people affected by the devastating bushfires in Australia

easyJet launches onboard charity collection to support people affected by the devastating bushfires in Australia

LONDON, UK, 2020-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Passengers travelling with easyJet over the next two weeks will be able to donate onboard to help support those affected by Australian bushfires.

easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has announced that, from today (JANUARY 14, 2020), it will be launching an onboard charity collection for the Australian Red Cross, which is helping people affected by the devastating bushfires in Australia through its Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund, providing emergency centres and supporting people and communities as they recover.

Passengers will be able to donate cash onboard, whatever the currency, which will help the Australian Red Cross to continue provide this support.

The collections will take place across easyJet’s entire network over two weeks giving over a million passengers across 36 countries the opportunity to donate.

Tina Milton, Director of Cabin Services at easyJet said:

“Everyone at easyJet’s thoughts are with those currently affected by the devastating bushfires in Australia. We are delighted that through the work of our crew, passengers will be able to donate to the Australian Red Cross which will help them and their volunteers to continue to provide vital support through their Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund. We would also like to thank our passengers in advance for any donations and for their generosity.”

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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 carries more than 100 million passengers annually – more than 16 million travelling for business. easyJet flies over 334 aircraft on 1061 routes to 159 airports across 36 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 a number of local charities and also has a corporate partnership with UNICEF which has raised over £13m for the most vulnerable children since it was established in 2012.

The airline takes sustainability seriously and is the first major airline to operate net-zero carbon flights across its whole network. The airline is achieving this goal by offsetting the carbon emissions from the fuel used for all of its flights. The airline sees this as an interim measure until new technology becomes available to de-carbonise aviation. In the meantime, easyJet will continue to support innovative technology, operate efficiently and aim to fill most of its seats. Since 2000 easyJet has reduced the carbon emissions for each kilometre flown by a passenger by over one-third (33.67%) and has a target to reach a 38% reduction by 2022.

Innovation is in easyJet’s DNA – from our launch over almost 25 years ago when we changed the way people fly to the present day where we lead the industry in digital, web, engineering and operational innovations to make travel more easy and affordable for our passengers.

The airline was recently named as Britain’s Most Admired Company of 2019 in the transport sector. Britain’s Most Admired Companies study is the longest-running annual survey of corporate reputation in the UK.

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Source: easyJet