EasyJet to face fresh questions from Stelios alongside update

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EASYJET founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou plans to press the airline’s board on the cost of new planes and its advisers when he meets with the firm today.

Fresh from a scuffle over the suitability of EasyJet chairman and Barclays deputy chair Sir Mike Rake, Sir Stelios has voiced concern over an Airbus order.

And in a list of questions for the board published last night to coincide with EasyJet’s third quarter update today, the airline’s largest shareholder also criticised Amir Eilon, an adviser to the firm who parted ways with Stelios in 2010. EasyJet has had a fraught relationship with Stelios since he quit the board for a second time in May 2010.