Airline offers discount to military

Easyjet Military personnel are to get substantial discounts for excess baggage on planes under a new travel deal.

Low-fare airline easyJet has formed a partnership with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to provide the luggage discounts on domestic and European travel for all ranks.
EasyJet carries more than 50,000 MoD passengers a year. Popular destinations include Belfast, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Gibraltar and Larnaca in Cyprus.

EasyJet's chief executive Carolyn McCall said: "This new partnership will deliver huge benefits and cost savings for the MoD, who in this current economic climate are under enormous pressure to deliver savings for the taxpayer.
"We aim to make travel easy and affordable and this new partnership is the first of what we hope will be a series of deals with public and private organisations secured by our new corporate sales force."

Lieutenant Colonel Mike Holmes, head of defence travel at the MoD, said "The MoD recognises the value that easyJet offers, and today's new partnership represents an excellent opportunity to drive out more efficiencies through smarter procurement."

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