easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, has today announced the release of ten new “Fearless Flyer” course dates nationwide for Spring 2015. The courses will take place throughout the UK including Gatwick, Belfast, Edinburgh and Manchester, and due to high demand there will also be courses in Newcastle and Liverpool for the first time.
This means more Fearless Flyer courses are available now than since the course was launched in late 2012, and comes following the success of the course this year. In total, more than 1,900 people have taken part in the course and overcome their fear of flying since it first started.
Mark Wein, easyJet’s Fearless Flyer Course Director, explained: “Our course has been a phenomenal success this year with over 95% of participants taking to the skies fearlessly after attending the course. As a result, we’ve received an incredible amount of emails and photos of our Fearless Flyers who have since travelled all over the world.
“Our success is down to the unique format of the course which is split into two parts: the first part is either a Friday evening or Saturday afternoon ground session, where our top phobia expert, Lawrence Leyton, and a senior easyJet pilot dispel common flying myths and teach participants a unique set of mind tools to manage their nerves.
“Participants then fly on a dedicated flight onboard an easyJet aircraft where they put the skills they’ve learnt to the test while listening to a live commentary of the flight from our presenting pilot. It’s a really unique and emotional flight with an amazing atmosphere with lots of smiles and tears of joy as people learn to fly fearlessly – some for the first time in their lives.”
Peter Duffy, easyJet’s Group Commercial Director, commented: “We’re really pleased to add more course dates and additional locations for Spring next year, giving even more people the opportunity to overcome any fears they may have about flying. The course is suitable for all levels of nervousness – from those with general anxiety to extreme phobia.
“With Christmas fast approaching it’s also a really unique gift idea for friends or family. Fearless Flyer gives people the chance to reunite with family members abroad, travel the world and commute for business – something many put to one side when they are scared of flying. It really is a life-changing course.”
easyJet’s Fearless Flyer course is one of the cheapest in the UK at just £189. Participants can also invite a companion with them on the flight if they wish for just £79. To book a place on one of easyJet’s Fearless Flyer courses please visit www.fearlessflyer.easyjet.com.
easyJet’s Spring 2015 Fearless Flyer courses are taking place on the following dates:
|Fearless Flyer course at:||Ground course||Experience flight|
|Gatwick||Saturday 21 February||Sunday 22 February|
|Liverpool (NEW LOCATION)||Saturday 28 February||Sunday 1 March|
|Belfast||Friday (evening) 6 March||Saturday 7 March|
|Newcastle (NEW LOCATION)||Saturday 14 March||Sunday 15 March|
|Edinburgh||Friday (evening) 20 March||Saturday 21 March|
|Glasgow||Saturday 18 April||Sunday 19 April|
|Manchester||Friday (evening) 24 April||Saturday 25 April|
|Stansted||Saturday 2 May||Sunday 3 May|
|Bristol||Friday (evening)15 May||Saturday 16 May|
|Luton||Friday (evening) 5 June||Saturday 6 June|