Ruth Spratt, head of sales UK for easyJet collected the award and said: ‘We are really pleased to have won the Best Short-Haul Airline Award at the Business Travel Awards as it is judged by key players in the business travel industry including the travel managers and buyers from many large international companies.
‘We are particularly pleased that the judges commented on our proactive engagement with the corporate market as well as easyJet’s extensive business route network and schedule, young fleet and impressive punctuality record.
‘Over the last few years easyJet has been successfully growing its share of the managed corporate travel market. Alongside our famous low fares, a raft of innovations including our GDS partnerships, new product enhancements like allocated seating, Inclusive Fares and Fast Track security have all contributed to enabling us to compete more effectively with legacy carriers and gain a larger slice of the business travel market.’
easyJet carries more than 60 million passenger annually, of which more than 11 million are business travellers.
EasyJet claims that it is a preferred choice for business passengers due to the airline’s low fares, punctuality and friendly service across its Europe network.
In 2013, easyJet launched an inclusive fare for corporate passengers and travel bookers looking for easy, one-step transactions. The competitive fare combines services that are important to corporate travellers, such as a bag and seat selection.
In the past two years easyJet has signed a large number of corporate contracts, including a corporate travel deal with the Houses of Parliament and many others with travel management companies (TMCs) across Europe.