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easyJet Sales Team Gains Sales Team of the Year Accolade

Friday, 08 June 2012

easyJet's UK Sales team has been awarded the "Sales/Business Development Team of the Year" at The People Awards which are run by The Business Travel Magazine.

Paul Simmons, UK Director for easyJet, commented:

"These awards have been specifically set up to recognise and reward excellence in business travel with the winners having to demonstrate that they are outstanding performers in their field.

"easyJet's sales team is relatively new, having been set up less than two years ago so I would like to take this opportunity to thank the team for its hard work in carving a new path for easyJet in a very traditional sector of the industry."

In 2009 and 2010 easyJet carried around one million business travellers - last year that had grown to nine million. With its expanding route network, high frequencies on business routes, great customer service and low fares easyJet's appeal to the business sector continues to grow.

This is in part due to many initiatives the sales team have put in place which include being one of the first low cost airlines to make its inventory available to business travel bookers through GDS supplier Amadeus, a leading travel technology partner and transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry.

In November 2011 the airline extended and enhanced its agreement with Amadeus.  The new partnership will enable easyJet to capitalise on the role that GDS systems and travel management companies play in the corporate travel market so that we can gain a larger market share.

The sales team have also announced other corporate contracts including deals with American Express Global Business Travel and leading UK travel management businesses FCm Travel Solutions and Corporate Traveller.

For further information please contact anna.knowles@easyjet.com

Notes to editors

About easyJet

easyJet operates Europe's No. 1 air transport network with a leading presence on Europe's top 100 routes and at Europe's 50 largest airports.

easyJet flies on more than 600 routes between over 130 airports in 30 countries. More than 300 million Europeans live within one hour's drive of an easyJet airport, more than any other airline.

The airline takes sustainability seriously. easyJet invests in the latest technology, operates efficiently and fills most of its seats which means that an easyJet passenger's carbon footprint is 22% less than a passenger on a traditional airline, flying the same aircraft on the same route.