easyJet founded by Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou. Inaugural flights go from Luton to Edinburgh and Glasgow.
easyJet takes delivery of its first wholly-owned aircraft and goes international with flights to Amsterdam from Luton.
easyJet launches easyJet.com to provide information on the airline. Four years later the airline sells its 10 millionth online seat.
easyJet buys 40% of Swiss charter operation, TEA Basel AG, later renamed ‘easyJet Switzerland’.
The first series of ‘Airline’, which follows the lives of easyJet’s staff and passengers, is shown on ITV, regularly attracting over 10 million viewers.
easyJet floats on the London Stock Exchange at an offer price of 310p, valuing the Company at £777m. Shortly after, easyJet joins the FTSE 250 list of companies.
easyJet makes Gatwick its fifth base and becomes the second largest scheduled airline at the airport.
easyJet purchases Stansted-based low-cost airline Go (which had originally been set up by British Airways) to create Europe’s number one air transport network.
The first Airbus A319 goes into service in Geneva, 12 months after the deal to purchase up to 240 aircraft was announced.
The airline becomes the first to take advantage of the newly-enlarged European Union by starting flights to Hungary and Slovenia.
easyJet takes delivery of its 100th aircraft. It’s a monumental change from the two leased aircraft it started with 10 years previously.
Speedy Boarding is introduced, giving passengers greater choice over their seating arrangements.
easyJet moved to its new headquarters in an aircraft hangar at Luton airport.
easyJet completes the acquisition of GB Airways, a London Gatwick-based airline operating to destinations across Southern Europe and North Africa.
easyJet truly becomes a pan European airline, operating over 400 routes with over 175 aircraft in 27 countries. For the first time, over 50% of easyJet’s passengers originate from outside the UK.
easyJet reaffirms its strategy of 'Turning Europe Orange'.