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Luton based airline looking for apprentices

Luton based airline looking for apprentices Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Luton based airline easyJet is on the lookout for more engineering apprenctices.

The UK's second largest airline is hold an opening evening for it's second apprenticeship programme. More than 600 people applied to the first one with ten successful.

The opening evening is taking place between 5pm-7pm on Monday 8th July at the easyJet Hangar at Luton airport.


EasyJet order new planes

Luton-based EasyJet has ordered 135 new aircraft. The company says some of the Airbus A320 planes will be bought outright while the rest will be leased.

EasyJet has ordered 135 new aircraft Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The aircraft will be delivered between 2015 and 2022. EasyJet says the new aircraft will allow it to increase capacity and reduce fares.

New easyJet deal for Essex airport

The budget airline easyJet, based in Luton but with a strong presence at Stansted, has eased concerns at the Essex airport by signing a new deal to stay put.

After a period of instability, which has seen the airport sold and various airlines suggesting they might re-locate due to rising costs there, easyJet's decision is being seen as a return to better times.

The new owners at the airport say the deal will safegaurd jobs and is good news for passengers.

Hear from Stansted's Managing Director, Andrew Harrison.

easyJet deal to 'double' its passengers at Stansted Airport


The airline Easyjet has agreed a deal with the owners of Stansted Airport, that could see it double its passenger numbers at the Essex hub to six million over the next five years.

Meanwhile flights at Luton and Stansted Airports are getting back to normal today after two days of strikes in France. Around 13 flights from Luton and 37 from Standsted were cancelled yesterday.


New course to help overcome a fear of flying

easyJet passenger plane Credit: ITV Anglia

Luton based airline easyJet is launching a Fearless Flyer Course to help people conquer their phobia of flying in an aeroplane. The course costs £179 including a flight from London Luton Airport. People on the course can also take a companion with them.

The three hour course is being held next Thursday. The airline says around one six people has a fear of flying.

Luton-based airline joins FTSE

Airline joins FTSE 100 Index Credit: ITV News Anglia

No-frills airline easyJet will join the FTSE 100 Index this week after a record run for its share price.

The Luton-based carrier has become the London market's 82nd largest company with a value of £4 billion.

Its shares closed at a record high of more than £10 on Friday, having stood at just under £4 in July 2010.

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