Bcalboy – no evidence to support that though is there. In the last financial year passenger numbers, load factors, profits all up.
They are flexing their model to catch business travellers as well and many people I know now use them for European bus trips due to frequency, new planes, free change of return flight, allocated seats, use central airports etc.
Their positioning is completely different to Ryanair who reduce everything to the lowest common denominator but fly to secondary locations.
Lets face it they have seen BA off on short hauls, the only thing sustaining BA is transfer traffic plus people of importance who still pay (or at least their expenses do) over inflated prices for Club Europe and the lounges. WWs comments yesterday clearly signal further cost cuts so expect Easyjet to be rubbing their hands.