See front page for updates, also Easyjet Italy will be striking
17th March 2014 Flights to France up the creek this week.
Air traffic control strike Tuesday, March 18th, 24 hours. Monday will see flights starting to power down early due to French air traffic control strike. Controllers have told airlines to cut flight back to and from France by 20 - 30%. See DSNA blog Flights will be back to normal by Wednesday noon. EasyJet and British Airways have modified flight schedule.
French baggage handlers strike March 20th. You will be delayed, bring a book. No flight cancellations.
Sunday March, 23 Will see strike by Italian Easyjet workers. Your flight might be delayed but not cancelled. Easyjet will bring in other nationals to crew the planes.
16 February Flying into Milan? Taxi strike is planned 20th February middle of fashion week. Greeks have a civil servants strike planned for March. See Easy Travel Report
29 January 2014 Added to the mix Linate airport taxi drivers went on a wildcat strike today. Milan train station effected and most probably Malpensa airport.
17 January Heads up, European air traffic control strike is being planned for January 2014. Your flight will be delayed, brought forward or cancelled. Be the first to change your flight. See Easy Travel Report
December 26, 2013 EasyJet flights slow to get back to normal at Gatwick airport due to power failure. UK bracing for more bad weather.
Portuguese EasyJet strike
Easyjet pilot strike, 5 days - 24 hours each.
Friday, December 13, 2013 (ended up cancelled)
Tuesday, December 24th
Thursday, 26th December,
Tuesday and Wednesday, December 31st and New Years Day.
Easyjet flies from Portugal - Lisbon Portela
Flights to:-Amsterdam, Asturias, Berlin-Schönefeld, Bilbao, Bordeaux, Bristol, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Funchal, Liverpool, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, Luxembourg, Lyon, Madrid, Milan-Malpensa, Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Venice-Marco Polo.
Flights from Madeira to Bristol, Lisbon and Gatwick. Minimal essential service will be in place.
(Easyjet likely to bring in pilots from other nationalities to fill void)
Are you sending a parcel for Christmas to Portugal?
Intermittent post office strikes till new year
Old industrial action
10 October 2013 Easyjet cancels several flights today, due to the Pan European air traffic control strike. France flights hit badly. Strike ripples around network, likely not to be back to normal till Friday afternoon. Italian air traffic controllers will strike next week.
Old Industrial actions from 2013 left up for insurance agents
June 9, 2013 Some EasyJet flights will get caught up in French air traffic control strike this week. French airports have asked airlines to cut back flights by 50%. French air traffic controllers strike
April 15, 2013 EasyJet flight attendants to strike Monday May 27, 2013 from 10am - 2pm. Expect EasyJet pilots to announce similar strike action in the not too distant future. This may concern only Italian flights/pilots.
Italian Easyjet pilots to strike Tuesday 19 February from noon to 4PM. Call them, your flight will be cancelled. Reminder Iberia Airlines Strike February and March may effect ground handlers in Spain.
January 4, 2013 EasyJet Baggage handlers, Handling Solutions at John Lennon Airport back in the news today. Union GMB given company till Monday to give information on layoffs or they will ballot employees for strike action. If strike action is to happen your looking at a strike being called early February, 2013.
16 August 2012 Late tonight we learned, deal has been made, no strike for Friday and Sunday. You are good to go.
15 August EasyJet brings in extra pilots, system flowing well.
14 August Tuesday, Not much news out today from EasyJet or local newspapers.
10 August 2012 EasyJet France pilot strike announced:-
On public Holiday Assumption Day
Wednesday 15 August 2012
Friday 17 August
Sunday 19 August
Athens, Berlin-Brandenburg [begins 17 March 2013], Berlin-Schönefeld [ends 16 March 2013], Faro, Milan-Linate, Naples, Nice, Pisa, Rome-Fiumicino, Toulouse
Seasonal: Brindisi, Cagliari, Dubrovnik, Mykonos, Olbia, Palermo, Rhodes
EasyJet operated by EasyJet Switzerland :-
Geneva, Venice-Marco Polo
Other French airports that will be effected are:-CDG, Lyon, Grenoble, Nice, Marseille, Montpellier, Toulouse, Biarritz, Bordeaux, La Rochelle and Nantes.
Remember you could always switch to leave from a neighbouring country perhaps. Call EasyJet check website often. Let's hope cooler heads prevail and a wage deal is made.
20 April 2012 Madrid EasyJet strike Friday Saturday April 27, 28 and Wednesday May 2. Potential to be very disruptive.
30 November 2011 Open ended strike by EasyJet flight attendants today, France route. 6 flights cancelled others delayed two hours. Unac union, EasyJet's 500 French flight attendants want to be under French rules, better bonus, compensation etc. (Air France flight attendants strike)
1 October EasyJet pushing new "flexi" tickets. You perhaps will benefit. Free flight if airline arrives at gate 15 mins late.
Flights can cost as much as three times regular fare. Here's what EasyJet has to say and an excellent article by Simon Calder of the Independent 27 September 2011 EasyJet founder threatens opening a new airline "FastJet" Management running a smear campaign against founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioanno. eturbonews.com 28 Aug 2011 Easyjet deputy chairman David Michels steps down.atwonline.com 16 June 2011 EasyJet voted to accept a deal on pay and schedule online.wsj.com
24 May New Chief Executive Carolyn McCall criticizes old management and wants an agreement with pilots
14 May 2011 Using EasyJet out of Germany? EasyJet workers from German Union Verdi caused chaos today at Berlin's Schönefeld airport. Flights were cancelled and delayed from a warning strike only giving 15 minutes notice 5am-12pm. This is an on going industrial dispute. Just be cautious when booking. Easyjet is also financially cash strapped.
Here's what Easyjet had to say. Flight to/from Berlin, Gothenburg, Barcelona, Madrid, Naples and Rome Fiumicino.
Easyjet employs around 110 pilots and 240 cabin crew at Schönefeld.
EasyJet strike, industrial action by Italian pilots, Friday, 25, February, nationally from 10am-2pm. Still early plenty of time for this to change. Call airline to see what's going on. Bari, Bologna, Brindisi, Catania, Milan, Naples, Pisa, Palermo, Rome, Sardia, Santorini, Venice.
1/27/2011News will surely be disappointing to travelers, EasyJet will not be flying to Cyprus Dailyfrappe 25 October, EasyJet passengers going to France this week, watch out new French general strike coming up. See Whose on strike today!
Greek strike, unions GSEE and ADEDY, (will start midnight Wednesday) 24 hours, Thursday. May, 20, 2010, will effect ferries international trains, borders and Greek air space, air traffic controllers.
Travel chaos as easyJet wrongly tells passengers flights are cancelled in email blunder Dailymail.co.uk 12, Jan. 10. Are you traveling in or out of France this week? French Air traffic controllers strike and weather delays. Check our front page for updates.
17, December 09 Flyglobespan stranded passengers, EasyJet picking up slack
EasyJet announces closures at UK airports
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This past year has been particularly bad for the airline industry with carriers losing money and staff threatening strike action, but low-cost airlines have done well. Easyjet recorded a growth of 12 per cent for the month of November compared to the same time last year, but have decided to cancel some routes and clear out of East Midlands Airport altogether.
The news that all flights from East Midlands has come as a bit of a shock, passengers and industry experts had no warning of the impending closures. As from the 5th January 2010 Easyjet will no longer be flying to far off shores. Those that have flights booked after this date are expected to be contacted by the budget carrier soon and offered a full refund or alternate flights from different UK airports.
Luton Airport is not escaping the wrath of the airline either as they to will lose some flight early next year. Easyjet will cut 20 per cent of their flights from their original home which include routes to Athens, Vienna and Cagliari and reduction on other destinations throughout Europe.
A spokesperson for Easyjet said they are not cutting the routes completely from the UK market, but that they wish to move the operations to more profitable airports. This may not be the case for the future as the British Government’s plan on reducing carbon emissions by 2050 does not work well with budget airlines. Expansion at smaller regional airports is expected to be blocked so that targets can be met, thus budget carriers will gain nothing by moving to these places now.
Easyjet dogged by strikes this year, Spain, Romania now France. Flights to Marrakech from Manchester will start on Thursday (October 29th), and new routes to Fuerteventura and Lanzarote from Liverpool will take effect on November 3rd. Porto from London Gatwick, to Sharm el Sheikh from London Luton, and to Geneva and Paphos in Cyprus, also from Luton. Total of 22 new routes on the way.
18, Oct,09 Sunday, still going on. This is who you are dealing with see video
Effecting Rome, Athens, Nice, Berlin, Geneva, Milan, Toulouse and Budapest.
16, October, 09 Day three for strike at Orly Airport, France. French baggage handlers working for Servisair the problem. In France customer service number is 08 26 10 33 20, charged at €0.15 a minute from a landline. Easyjet urging passengers to take train or different airline. Royal Air Maroc, Easyjet, Air Caribbean have moved its flights to Charles de Gaulle airport. Easyjet counter in France is empty.
Romania general strike 5, October, 2009
9/20/09 Easyjet staff demonstrating outside Luton council offices trying to make people aware of the possible job loss that could occur if Luton airport does not lower fees for Easyjet. Easyjet pays £9.00 per person that travels through the airport of which Luton Airport receives £5.00 per person. Easyjet say's this is not competitive with other airports. Costs have gone up 25 per cent over three years and a 14 per cent drop in traffic at airport.
Ground staff, Easyjet flights, strike, three 24hr strikes, all Saturdays,15, 22 and 29 August, affects Spanish airports, hundreds of passengers travelling to Spain. Travel to, flights to Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, Alicante, and Tenerife.
34 flights to Malaga, 20 flights to Alicante, 27 flights to Mallorca,Tenerife.
Why: Negotiations with management, wage scale and working on public holidays. 18 months of discussions so far. Talks have failed.
Who:Easyjet, Spanish, ground maintenance staff
Unions: Two unions CCOO and the USO
Will not effect Madrid airport, Barajas Airport where Easyjet gets it's maintenance done. Cheap flights to Spain, not working out so cheap. Don't check your antacid, keep in carry on.
EasyJet attempts to kill off the airport queue with handheld devices timesonline.co.uk
June, 09 The average salary for BA’s 14,000 cabin crew, including bonuses and allowances, is £29,900, compared with £14,400 at Virgin Atlantic and £20,200 at easyJet. BA’s pilots earn an average of £107,600, compared with £89,500 at Virgin and £71,400 at easyJet. Sir Richard Branson’s airline typically hires younger staff who are attracted by its fun image. EasyJet, the budget airline, pays its crew more on average than bmi, another low-cost airline, because it has been forced to after rapid growth in recent years.
9/30/08 Move charter, budget airlines to regions dutchnews.nl 9/30/08 Europe's leading budget airlines, Ryanair and easyJet, are both offering 'low price guarantees'. If you can beat the price they offer, they'll pay you double the difference. gospain.about.com 9/30/08 EasyJet, Lufthansa seek former Alitalia slots reuters.com
easyJet voted best low cost airline in world
8/13/08 "Schiphol is discriminating by charging passengers that depart from the Netherlands twice as much as transfer passengers," easyJet said in a statement. reuters.com 8/13/08 EasyJet has just announced the upcoming launch of a new service that will connect Gatwick with Salzburg, Austria. The flights to Austria will begin on 13 December, in time for skiers to make their way to the Alps before the Christmas holidays.news.carrentals.co.uk
8/1/08 Airline sorry over cancelled flight
More than 170 tourists had their holiday plans ruined when their flight was cancelled because the captain's licence had run out.
Some of those scheduled to be on the easyJet Airbus A320 plane from Gatwick to Las Palmas in Gran Canaria were told they would have to wait five days for another easyJet flight.
EasyJet has apologized to all the passengers who will now all get compensation for the cancellation which happened on Monday night.
7/23/08 Shares in easyJet fell after the budget airline revealed its profits will be much lower than the City has been expecting.
07/16/2008 PRICED OUT BY OIL
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