December 11, 2023


The business lovers

Stelios loses his grip on easyJet after 26 years

Sir Stelios has regularly clashed with easyJet’s administration in excess of options to increase the airline. 

Soon after easyJet tapped shareholders at the start of the pandemic, he warned he would not back the board if they returned to the current market to inquire traders for extra cash. 

Sir Stelios declined to comment on the dilution of his stake in easyJet.

Some 93pc of shareholders backed the £1.2bn legal rights situation, set in spot to shell out down financial debt and capitalise on the problems struggling with “legacy” carriers these as British Airways. 

EasyJet’s placement has been strengthened in the last 7 days soon after BA’s system to launch a new quick-haul airline at Gatwick were being scuppered by its pilots voting down the proposals. 

BA will carry on to operate prolonged-haul services from the airport, but it is unclear if it will offer the Gatwick landing slots or transfer them to yet another IAG airline these as Aer Lingus or Vueling.

Shares ended 2.7pc decreased at 690p, valuing the company at £5.2bn. The inventory was at 412p at this time last year.