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Tuesday, 17 August 2010

France .V. easyJet??

France looks into sanctions on easyJet for denying service to disabled passengers.

France is looking into levying sanctions on budget airline easyJet for not allowing disabled passengers to board flights unaccompanied, the transport ministry said on Friday after three passengers claimed the carrier had refused them service.



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Sunday, 1 August 2010

Easyjet must buck up its ideas or change its name.......


EasyJet has been told it has just 90 days to get more flights running on time, or it will have to change its name.


The stern warning was handed down by lawyers for Sir Stelios Haji-Ioanou, the owner of the easyGroup empire who licences the easy brand to the airline.
In a letter to easyJet's legal team, easyGroup's representatives said recent flight punctuality statistics, particularly those from Gatwick, had generated "serious and unfavourable" headlines in the national press.
It referred to an article in the Sunday Times, which reported that figures it had obtained from Gatwick showed that over half of easyJet flights departed late - a worse record than Air Zimbabwe.
EasyGroup said the "embarrassing comparisons" had the "potential to cause irredeemable harm to the reputation of the airline and to the more general 'easy' brand" if continued for a period of time".

EasyGroup lawyers said..............

Your client is operating in a way that is materially detrimental to and inconsistent with the good name, goodwill, reputation and image of our client...

It said it did not accept easyJet's excuse that air traffic control problems were behind the widespread delays, arguing instead that it believed poor management and staffing were to blame.
"Your client is operating in a way that is materially detrimental to and inconsistent with the good name, goodwill, reputation and image of our client and its intellectual property rights," the letter states.
"Our client provides easyJet with 90 days' notice... to remedy the breach of clauses by operating at a level of punctuality that preserves and promotes the goodwill associated with easyGroup IP Licensing's intellectual property rights."
The deadline comes at the worst possible time for the airline, as the busy summer holiday period puts further pressure on tight flight schedules.

If easyJet, which operates under the airline code EZY, does not meet easyGroup's demands by October 17, it will be forced to undertake a costly rebranding of the business.
It is not clear whether it would become simply Jet, EZY-Jet, use the Go brand it acquired in 2002 or adopt an entirely new name.
Despite flying more passengers than any other UK-based airline, easyJet has long been notorious for its punctuality record.

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