easyJet appoints new UK country director

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Neil Slaven has been appointed as easyJet’s UK country director commencing 1 March.

In his new role he is tasked with driving the strategic direction and commercial success of easyJet in the UK, which incorporates over 160 based aircraft, 18 airports and 11 bases.

Slaven has been with easyJet since 2011 in a variety of roles across network development, airport procurement as well as spending time overseeing easyJet’s commercial success in London.

He will be working closing with the teams across the airline’s 11 UK bases and will report to group markets director, Thomas Haagensen.

Slaven said: “I am delighted to be working in this key role for easyJet. As the UK’s largest airline easyJet plays an important role in the UK aviation industry and I look forward to working with all our stakeholders as we continue to grow and invest in the UK.”

Haagensen said: “Neil has a wealth of knowledge of easyJet especially in the UK market and has a track record in delivering commercially-focused improvements . I am delighted that he will bring this experience to this key UK role.”

The airline has over 160 based aircraft operating to 486 routes to and from the UK and serving 120 international destinations. More than 50 million passengers fly to/from the UK on easyJet every year and the airline serves 18 UK airports – 11 of which have aircraft and crew based at them.