Taking advantage of the return of business travellers to its domestic network, easyJet is going to increase its offer in France
The start of the new season for business travel has indeed been made: during the first week of September, one in four travellers boarding an easyJet flight did so for business reasons, according to data published on 6 October by the airline. This is the same ratio as before the health crisis, a sign that the recovery is – at last – underway. September was even the month in which easyJet recorded its best performance in the business travel segment since February 2020.
We are very pleased to see positive signs of recovery in business travel across our network and in France in particular, where the share of business travellers has reached more than 30% on average and up to 50% on certain domestic routes
,” says Bertrand Godinot, easyJet’s Managing Director for France.
SMEs spearhead the recovery
easyJet attributes this good performance in particular to its SME customers, ” spearheading the recovery ” and ” driving the revival
“, and to the domestic market. “The company has 58% of business travellers favouring domestic routes,” it adds. Consequently, the new routes launched by easyJet in recent weeks – notably on the Paris Orly-Montpellier and Paris-Orly-Toulon routes – should also help to attract even more business travellers, as the company currently links 21 French airports. Following the example of Toulon-Hyères, easyJet is strengthening its presence at French airports, in particular to attract more business travellers
. Surfing on this business demand on the French network, easyJet is going to increase its offer, not only from Paris – to Nice and Toulouse – but also from region to region. The Nantes-Toulouse, Nantes-Lyon, Lyon-Bordeaux and Lyon-Toulouse routes will thus benefit from additional frequencies. The European network has not been forgotten by the airline, which also plans to increase its services from Paris to several strategic destinations for business travellers, including Berlin, Milan, London and Venice.
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