4 Mar 2015

easyJet teams up with Northumberland College as students guide passengers on what’s hot for summer 2015


easyJet, Newcastle International Airport’s largest airline, teamed up with Northumberland College today to highlight the airline’s three new summer destinations from the airport to Split in Croatia, and the Greek islands of Rhodes and Corfu. 

The group of 12 students studying Aviation Services at the College headed to easyJet check-in desks at Newcastle International to showcase their skills and distribute a comprehensive travel guide on the trio of new routes. The students researched, compiled and designed the guide themselves and were given the opportunity to engage with passengers to provide top tourism tips to those planning their summer holidays.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Commercial Manager, said: “It’s been fantastic to have worked with such budding and enthusiastic aviation students from Northumberland College today. easyJet is always trying to further enhance our customers’ experience and I think today’s activity has provided some great travel tips for passengers potentially looking to travel on our new routes this summer.

"Furthermore it’s really important for us to collaborate with local schools, colleges and universities as it enables us to support and provide practical opportunities to the future stars of the travel industry right here in Newcastle.”

Helen Bramley, Travel and Tourism Lecturer at Northumberland College, commented: “This has been a wonderful opportunity for our students to gain experience of working alongside a large airline. They have thoroughly enjoyed interacting with customers at Newcastle International Airport and offering advice about destinations.”

Chris Sanders, Aviation Development Director at Newcastle International Airport, said: “What a wonderful way to get the word out to passengers about easyJet’s three new summer destinations to Split in Croatia, Rhodes and Corfu. 

“The students have had a lovely morning chatting with travellers at check in about the new services and we hope passengers have found the information very helpful.”

easyJet flies to 17 destinations from Newcastle, with the airline’s new Split, Rhodes and Corfu routes taking-off in the first week of June. More than 20,000 passengers are expected to fly in and out of the airport on the three new routes this summer alone. All flights can be booked at www.easyJet.com.