Thu, 28 Apr, 2016
Whitbread, an operator of hotels, restaurants, and coffee shops, stood by its expansion plans in the UK and international markets, after posting a near 12% rise in full-year profit.
Wed, 27 Apr, 2016
Wed, 21 Oct, 2015
Whitbread one of Britain’s biggest employers, plans cost savings and will raise some of its prices to counter the substantial impact of enforced wage increases at its Premier Inn hotels and Costa Coffee businesses.
Wed, 09 Sep, 2015
Britain’s burgeoning coffee shop culture has helped Costa grow annual profits by more than a fifth as sales and store numbers surged.
Tue, 29 Apr, 2014
Profits at coffee shop chain Costa have risen by a fifth after more strong sales and a surge in the size of its UK estate to more than 1,600 stores.
Tue, 22 Oct, 2013
The rapid growth of Premier Inn and coffee chain Costa continued today after their owner Whitbread reported better-than-expected sales figures.
Tue, 19 Jun, 2012
Worrying economic data in the US and Europe overshadowed encouraging corporate results today and halted the recent recovery in world markets.
Thu, 26 Apr, 2012
Leisure group Whitbread reported stronger sales at its budget hotel brand Premier Inn today after a pick-up in demand from business customers.
Tue, 07 Sep, 2010
EasyJet founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou stepped up his attack on the budget airline today as he threatened to withdraw the rights to the “easy” brand in a row over punctuality.
Wed, 28 Jul, 2010
Luton: EasyJet will become the first airline in the world to fit its fleet with ash-detection gear in an effort to minimise disruption from volcanic eruptions.
Sat, 05 Jun, 2010
New technology that could minimise future disruption to planes from volcanic ash was unveiled today by budget airline easyJet.
Fri, 04 Jun, 2010
EasyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou quit the board of the low-cost airline today in a long-running battle over its growth strategy.
Fri, 14 May, 2010
Guardian Media Group chief executive Carolyn McCall is to become the new boss at no-frills airline easyJet, it was confirmed today.
Wed, 24 Mar, 2010
Low-cost airline easyJet forecast a “substantial” improvement in profits today after passenger numbers jumped 9% in its most recent quarter.
Thu, 21 Jan, 2010
The London market struggled for direction today as the UK's Pre-Budget Report failed to shock while concerns continued over the world economic recovery.
Wed, 09 Dec, 2009
The boss of low-cost airline easyJet is to leave the company next summer, it was announced today
Budget airline easyJet said today that profits were down 65% on last year but added that it was one of the few carriers to make a surplus in the recession.
Tue, 17 Nov, 2009
Low-cost airline easyJet today said half-year losses hit £129.8m (€146.67m) following a £90m (€101.7m) increase in fuel costs.
Wed, 06 May, 2009
Budget airline easyJet today said it had seen a 20% rise in European passenger numbers.
Thu, 22 Jan, 2009
The rift between easyJet and Stelios Haji-Ioannou deepened today after the airline’s millionaire founder refused to back the company’s accounts.
Tue, 18 Nov, 2008
British budget airline easyJet today said it had seen a “flight to value” after winter booking levels improved on the same period a year earlier.
Budget airline EasyJet today braced investors for lower profits after warning of a potential £45m (€57m) hike in fuel costs.
Wed, 19 Mar, 2008
No-frills airline EasyJet is to continue with the “one-piece-of-hand-luggage” rule for passengers even though restrictions are being eased at some UK airports next week.
Fri, 04 Jan, 2008
A low-cost airline today announced that passengers will have to pay a fee for all luggage going into the holds of its planes.
Fri, 03 Aug, 2007
Low-cost airline easyJet today said that full year figures were on track despite reporting a drop in revenue per seat last month.
Tue, 08 May, 2007
Low-cost airline easyJet has announced plans to expand its fleet after posting record profits for the last financial year.
Tue, 14 Nov, 2006
Cabin crew at budget airline easyJet are to vote on industrial action in a long-running row over pay, it was announced today.
Fri, 05 May, 2006
Budget airline EasyJet today launched online check-in and a 15-minute gate arrival time for passengers travelling only with hand baggage.
Thu, 23 Feb, 2006
The RAC motoring group unveiled a 2% hike in annual profits today but said it found members of its roadside services arm harder to retain in 2004.
Wed, 16 Feb, 2005
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