Easyjet is to offer fast track security access through airports as part of its continuing attempt to tempt business travellers to use the airline.
Fast track is to be included at airports as an extra benefit for those buying Easyjet’s Flexi fares, which are aimed at the corporate market.
The airline made the announcement as it revealed that the number of business travellers using its flights had risen by 4.1 per cent in the six months to the end of March.
The no-frills giant has also cut its half-year losses to £61 million – a 45 per cent reduction on the loss of £112 million for the same period in 2012.
Easyjet chief executive Carolyn McCall said adding fast track security was part of its strategy to introduce services that business travellers valued, which includes major initiatives such as allocated seating.
She said: “Allocated seating is a good example of something our business passengers told us they really wanted and that we have been able to manage while maintaining our industry leading punctuality.
“By teaming up with our airport partners we can now offer fast track security which enables time sensitive business travellers to reduce their journey time through the airport.”
Fast track access is available initially at 27 airports including Gatwick, Southend, Stansted, Liverpool, Newcastle, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Easyjet intends to roll out the service to other airports in the next few months.
Last week, Easyjet announced it is in the final stages of testing the AVOID (Airborne Volcanic Object Identifier and Detector) system (see online news, May 9).
For more information, visit easyjet.com.
Report by Rob Gill