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We have to be in control of our own destiny, so we will do the work. Until we have the government to take us forward in the UK, we can't expect much change.
I don't think they are more of a competitor, I think our competition remains the legacy carriers. There's a lot for both of us to go for.
I'm staying at easyJet. I love easyJet. I really like what I am doing and I am here to stay. No intention to leave.
One of the opportunities for us is that legacy carriers have so many different plates spinning, whether its restructuring , whether it's unions, whether it's the big head offices and the infrastructure costs, long-haul, short-haul we don't have that. We have very clear objectives, very clear goals. We do short-haul Europe and we look after our passengers. We're very focused, that gives us a lot of ability to compete and continue to compete with them.
We've been looking at it in for some time and we are obviously in discussions with other airlines about this.
When the government says that they believe Sharm (al-Sheikh) airport is safe to operate to, we would unsuspend our operations there.
If any airport needs to tighten their security it will be governments that decide that that is the case.
They (legacy carriers) are losing a lot of money on short-haul Europe which is why they are very interested in talking to us and others about how they get feed. There should be a way in future.
It's one of things that makes us European. For my students it's entirely normal to think we'll celebrate the end of exams by hopping on a cheap flight to Barcelona, armed with just a passport and a European Health Insurance Card, for emergency treatment, should they need it.
We will see passenger growth of 7 percent a year, sustaining margins through rigorous cost control and the benefit of fleet up-gauging, resulting in positive profit momentum.
Low fares airlines have completely transformed travelling in Europe. They have made it accessible, they have made it reasonable. More people travel now than ever before. I think what Easyjet does really, really well is it has this incredibly strong network now, actually 60 percent of our passengers now originate in Europe. We are very, very strong at connecting people throughout Europe.
I think London Southend is a particular example of us being quite opportunistic. Our strategy is actually to fly into primary airports, why Southend fits into this – although it's clearly not a primary airport – is because it is a London airport and capacity in London is in short supply.
The past six months has been tough with sharply rising fuel costs combined with cautious behaviour by consumers and an adverse impact from taxes on passengers.