ANALYST VIEWS: IS EASYJET’S STRATEGY PROVING SOUND?

JAMES HOLLINS | INVESTEC
EasyJet is driving better-than-expected yields, as well as benefiting from the failure of competitors. The cost efficiencies have also helped. But there are a number of headwinds in the second half, including fuel costs.

DOUGLAS MCNEIlL | CHARLES STANLEY
Chief executive Carolyn McCall’s second full year in charge is shaping up nicely. Our forecasts were already somewhat above consensus so are likely to stay where they are. Cost performance also looks better than thought.

RICHARD CURR | PRIME MARKETS
EasyJet has exceeded expectations and the fact this has come in spite of a huge hike in the fuel bill shows just how powerful a force for growth the low cost carrier has become. It is the success story of the industry.