Easyjets 25 Millionth Passenger Scoops Free Flights For Year
Wednesday, 13 April 2011
easyJet has marked flying a record 25 million passengers out of Bristol Airport by rewarding the 25 millionth passenger with free flights for a year.
Andreas Yiasoumi, 57, from Kingswood, Bristol, was surprised at check-in as he booked onto an easyJet flight to the popular Toulouse.
easyJet's UK commercial manager, Ali Gayward, was on hand to congratulate Andreas with a special boarding card entitling him to free flights up until April 2012.
Andreas comments: "I only confirmed my flight an hour ago as I'm on a last minute business trip for Airbus to our offices in Toulouse."
Ali Gayward, UK commercial manager for easyJet, adds: "We're proud of flying 25 million passengers out of Bristol Airport since our arrival in May 2001 and what better way to celebrate than rewarding our 25 millionth passenger.
"This highlights the benefits of easyJet's large network from Bristol to key business destinations such as Toulouse and the conveniences for local businesses in the region.
"I'd like to pass on our congratulations from everyone at easyJet and hope that Andreas enjoys selecting where to fly during the next year.
With a choice of 43 destinations and operating a fleet of 11 aircraft out of Bristol Airport at the height of summer, easyJet has grown to become the largest airline in the south west.
The South West's favourite airline has recently increased the number of easyJet routes from the airport to include popular destinations including Bodrum, Dalaman, Cyprus and Rome to meet increased customer demand. For the business traveller easyJet has increased capacity on key business routes including Edinburgh, Amsterdam and Geneva and it is currently evaluating additional destinations to add to its Bristol network.
This summer easyJet has more than 15,000 flights and 2 million seats on sale to top destinations such as Murcia, Fuerteventura, Madeira, Faro, Malaga, Split and Alicante.
Photo Caption (Andreas, Ali and Shaun): Andreas Yiasoumi receives his prize from Ali Gayward, easyJet's UK commercial manager, and Shaun Browne, Aviation Director at Bristol Airport
Notes to editors:
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 550 routes between 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 on the same route.