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Easyjet compensates for Tuesday, the fuel consumption, CO2 emissions from all flights with compensation payments. (We reported) This is just a PR strategy.
no, no, no. We are convinced one hundred percent. We've been planning this for a long time, we knew of the criticism of many NGOs in our business. Therefore, there was a very strict, very well-prepared strategy. Now we work with the best partners for the compensation payments. We know where our money is going. Too often, there were negative examples, where only in the short term has been invested, for example in the Amazon area. We did not want to. What do we do now, has an incredibly large positive impact.

air travel to only 3 percent of the CO2 emissions be responsible. Why are you a lead compensation?
Because our clients want. And we give our customers very close. There are already models where passengers can voluntarily pay, but these do not yet have a resounding success. The Feedback we now receive is tremendous. Business people, companies, and NGOs, many are now saying: we did not expect This, this is cool.

How much the cost of the payments Easyjet?
Approximately 32 million Swiss francs per year. The risk is borne solely by Easyjet .

This sounds bearable for good advertising.
But the bill is not. We have been investing for years a lot of money in more efficient aircraft, and were also from the media, long ridiculed. This is the only way. Because everywhere else charges such as air taxes. This is a Worst-Case scenario. We need to get us as an industry in the grip, as we demonstrably have an influence on climate change.

But what is happening now is but a Hype?
I don't think so. For years we have noticed that this is a theme of the customer – that's why we invest in hybrid and electric airplanes.

"We have built up our network in Basel over the years, the market share is currently about 60 percent," Thomas Haagensen 2017 speaks at a media Breakfast in Basel. Photo: Keystone

take the customer to the bad Conscience. Flying is always more. And the often much too cheap.
Why? Firstly, a flight costs us an average of 60 francs, and secondly, we are profitable because we have the costs, thanks to efficiency and new aircraft under control. This requires huge investments, which provide, in addition to less CO2 emissions. We get zero subsidies – in contrast to other means of transport. We need to develop to earn money. But our margins are small. The owners of the airports earn a lot more. And we have democratised flying in Europe. For me, that is also irreversible. I am convinced that flying should never be only for the "Happy Few" affordable, but for a vast majority.

Is it good for?
travel, that is, we must not forget, Yes, very positive. You can visit your family or friends, or do business. We enable and defend ourselves against the desire to have bans. Because look: I was on the spot, as Air Berlin is broke. Since people asked how they should travel. We are not a super profitable industry. More charges are, therefore, totally counter productive and make absolutely no contribution to climate protection. It is a nonsense that we have to pay for the new and under-utilized aircraft, more than those old and half-empty plane. And where any charges would be invested for? Not in research, not in development! Therefore, the complete nonsense is.

"Our goal is by 2035, a hybrid aircraft with 180 to 200 Seats, until by 2050, the same all-electric."

Easyjet has invested billions in new aircraft types in the medium term functioning of the hybrid, and in the long term, fully electric. Is this at all realistic?
We build our planes, not by themselves, but to invest in the industry. Our Partner, Wright Electric has already developed a two-seater hybrid aircraft, in the coming months, it will be a nine-seater. Our goal is by 2035, a hybrid aircraft with 180 to 200 Seats, until by 2050, the same all-electric.

Will enforce this?
Absolutely. If it would not be economic, we would not make it. Today's models are, for example, with biofuel, unfortunately, still much to expensive. But we believe in it. Easyjet is on many fronts present – the end of the year, the Revolution of the package travel business comes. That's pretty much all at once. That may be true, but the demand is there. Of the 20 million Holiday passengers, only about half a Million currently book accommodation with us. There is huge potential. We work with the best Hotels, and expect that already by 2020, is to use at least a Million of our offer.

this attack because of the collapse of Thomas Cook right now? The competition looks at all in some cases if there is no potential for package travel.
we see things differently, with the competition that has nothing to do with it. Such a project is not launched Yes even over night. Our test market will be next year in the UK, because we have simply noticed, that the British want to this offer. But this is no longer so, that's why we do it. And we have a super network. While others offer only a week, we can offer two days, four days or two weeks. This is something completely New.

An important market for Easyjet, not only the UK but also Switzerland. In Basel, the sword of Damocles hovering but always because of the threat of a shortened flight times on the Euro-Airport. How much concern is there?
We really hope this will never happen. We have built our network in Basel over the years, the market share is currently about 60 percent, many planes are there is based. But of course, all of this Should change, it goes quickly, of course – and the flyer will be placed differently, because it makes economically no sense.

15 million passengers counts Easyjet a year in Switzerland. Which of the three Easyjet-sites, you will see opportunities for growth?
We are focusing on Basel and Geneva.

And Zürich?
Our main locations are there, where we are the number one or a strong number two can be. This is a very rational decision. In Zurich there is a Slot Portfolio, and the restriction is currently difficult to obtain such a Position. In Zurich, I reckon, therefore, more with a slight Loss in the next year.

read now , what witnesses Easyjet chief Johan Lundgren, E-flight, the CO2 maintains control and the Expansion at Zurich airport.

Created: 21.11.2019, 23:33 PM

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