EasyJet Airline Company Limited, styled as easyJet, is an airline based at London Luton Airport (although London Gatwick Airport is the biggest base for the company). It carries the most passengers of any United Kingdom airline, operating domestic and international scheduled services on 387 routes between 104 European and North African airports. The airline primarily offers low cost point to point services but sometimes operates full service charter flights on behalf of other companies.
The company holds a United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority Type A Operating Licence permitting it to carry passengers, cargo and mail on aircraft with 20 or more seats.
EasyJet has seen rapid expansion since its establishment in 1995, having grown through a combination of acquisitions and base openings fuelled by consumer demand for low-cost air travel. The airline now operates 172 aircraft from 20 bases across Europe.
EasyJet is well known throughout the United Kingdom, in part due to the Airline series broadcast on ITV which followed the airline’s operations at its home base in London Luton and later at a number of other bases. EasyJet’s founder, Stelios Haji-Ioannou, was featured heavily in the series.