8 JANUARY 2018
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EasyJet has marched into 2018 with a new Chief Executive, flights from both Berlin airports and predicting 90m passengers for the year, a 12.5% rise in numbers.
Johan Lundgren, who replaced Carolyn McCall as easyJet’s Chief Executive Officer, commented: “My ambition is to help easyJet go from strength to strength next year. I’m incredibly pleased to see that the hard work, energy and momentum that our people have delivered in 2017 will continue next year enabling easyJet to achieve a number of significant milestones.
"Reaching these milestones will be a result of the successful delivery of our strategy of purposeful and disciplined growth”.
A planned highlight for the forthcoming year is the introduction of flights with a hybrid nine-seat aircraft next year co-hosted by Wright Electric. However, the most important step forward will probably be the growth of ‘Worldwide by easyJet’, able to connect around half of easyJet’s customers to long-haul services.
As part of easyJet’s initiative to decarbonise and quieten aviation, the airline will take delivery of its first A321neo in July. Further deliveries will bring the number of Neo aircraft in the fleet to 28 by the end of the year providing 15% savings in CO2 emissions and a 50% reduction in noise compared to the aircraft they replace.
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