easyJet Has Been Announced as a National Sponsor of Eurovision
easyJet will be a national partner for the Eurovision Song Contest. The carrier offers more seats between the UK and Eurovision countries, and will fly thousands of visitors to Liverpool this year for the event, which takes place May 9th, 11th and 13th.
On Thursday (April 20, 2023), easyJet announced that they have become a national sponsor of this year’s edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. Offering more seats between the UK and Eurovision countries than any other airline, easyJet will fly thousands of visitors to Liverpool for the event which takes place on May 9th, 11th and 13th. easyJet launched operations from Liverpool in 1997, and has since maintained a strong presence in the city with six based aircraft and over 360 pilots and cabin crew. Liverpool John Lennon Airport’s largest airline, easyJet offers service from Liverpool on 26 routes across Europe, including daily service to Paris, and new weekly flights to Corfu from May 2023.
In Thursday’s announcement, easyJet’s Chief Customer and Marketing Officer, Robert Birge, said,
“This sponsorship is a perfect match as not only do we offer more seats between the UK and Eurovision countries than any other airline, but we also have a long history with the host city of Liverpool and are the city’s largest airline. Like this iconic competition, easyJet connects people, cultures and communities across Europe and beyond and so we are delighted to be a National Sponsor of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, in collaboration with BBC Studios.
“We are incredibly excited to play a role in this year’s Eurovision, which celebrates the inclusive values easyJet shares, is much loved by our people as well as millions of our customers throughout Europe.”
easyJet’s sponsorship of the Eurovision Song Contest is in collaboration with BBC Studios, the commercial arm of the BBC, who is producing the Semi-finals and Final of the contest for broadcast from Liverpool.
easyJet serves 19 UK airports, offering 464 routes to more than 135 destinations to Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. The airline carries around 70 million passengers annually to over 150 airports across 35 countries. easyJet has a fleet of over 300 aircraft, and over 300 million Europeans live within an hour’s drive of an airport served by easyJet. The popular low-cost carrier (LCC) is dedicated to innovation and leads the industry in digital, web, engineering and operational efficiencies. easyJet joined the UN-backed ‘Race to Zero’ in November 2021 and has published their roadmap to net zero carbon emissions by 2050.