LUTON, England, 2019-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Neil Slaven has been appointed as easyJet’s UK Country Director commencing 1 March. In his new role he is tasked with driving the strategic direction and commercial success of easyJet in the UK, which incorporates over 160 based aircraft, 18 airports and 11 bases.
Neil has been with easyJet since 2011 in a variety of roles across Network development, Airport Procurement as well as spending time overseeing easyJet’s commercial success in London.
Neil will be working closing with the teams across the airline’s 11 UK bases and will report to Group Markets Director Thomas Haagensen.
Commenting on his new role Neil said:
“I am delighted to be working in this key role for easyJet. As the UK’s largest airline easyJet plays an important role in the UK aviation industry and I look forward to working with all our stakeholders as we continue to grow and invest in the UK.”
Commenting on the appointment Group Markets Director Thomas Haagensen said;
“Neil has a wealth of knowledge of easyJet especially in the UK market and has a track record in delivering commercially-focused improvements. I am delighted that he will bring this experience to this key UK role.”
The airline has over 160 based aircraft operating to 486 routes to and from the UK and serving 120 international destinations. More than 50 million passengers fly to/from the UK on easyJet every year and the airline serves 18 UK airports – 11 of which have aircraft and crew based at them.
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 90 million passengers annually – around 15 million of which are travelling on business. easyJet flies over 317 aircraft on 1045 routes to 158 airports across 34 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 £12m for the most vulnerable children since it was established in 2012.
The airline takes sustainability seriously and invests in the latest technology, operates efficiently and fills most of its seats. This means since 2000 easyJet has reduced the carbon emissions for each kilometre flow by a passenger by over 32% and is on track to meet its target of a 38% reduction by 2022.
Innovation is in easyJet’s DNA – from our launch over 20 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.
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