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easyJet launches summer onboard collection to support UNICEF’s education appeal

  • Customers flying during summer can now help easyJet raise vital funds towards UNICEF’s education appeal to ensure every child has the right to learn.
  • easyJet customers have already raised almost £17 million towards UNICEF appeals including a record-breaking £616,000 in a single month for the Ukraine response in 2022
  • easyJet’s cabin crew are collecting donations onboard all flights now until 2nd September 2023

easyJet launched its summer onboard collection to help raise vital funds to support UNICEF’s education appeal and ensure every child has the right to learn. Customers flying during the next seven weeks will be able to donate onboard.

Education is a human right, but still seven out of ten children globally cannot read or write by the age of ten and for out-of-school children, these basic skills are even further from reach.  The learning crisis will affect children’s health, prospects and earning potential and will impact on societies and economies for generations to come. UNICEF is working around the clock to protect children’s right to learn and easyJet customers’ support goes a long way.

easyJet’s customers can help UNICEF and its partners to ensure that children everywhere are able to access school, to keep learning and gaining the skills they need to succeed in life.  With over 600 million children and adolescents worldwide unable to attain basic reading and mathematics skills, and two third’s of the world’s school-aged children without internet connection at home to support their learning, there is a significant challenge ahead which requires innovation, investment and the support of global communities.

easyJet and UNICEF partnered to launch their Change for Good partnership in 2012. Since then, easyJet’s customers and crew have raised almost £17m in onboard donations, helping to protect millions of children around the world from disease and keep them safe during emergencies. It includes raising over £400,000 for children and their families affected by the earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria, which has provided vital funds for UNICEF’s work in the region to protect the safety, health and welfare of children. easyJet’s customers and crew also raised a record-breaking £616,000 in a single month for UNICEF’s Ukraine response in 2022, as well as over £2m for UNICEF’s Education in Emergencies appeal during summer 2008 and summer 2019.

Millions of easyJet customers flying across 35 countries this summer will now be able to donate onboard in any currency, helping UNICEF meet the ongoing needs of these children. easyJet cabin crew are now running the collection onboard all flights until 2nd September 2023.

Michael Brown, Director of Cabin Services at easyJet said:

“I am really proud of our partnership with UNICEF and the amazing job our crew do to support the collections on board. I know they are very passionate about the changes they can help make happen to so many lives and communities across the world, with the generous donations from our customers.

“We would like to thank all of our customers for any donations they can make and those who have donated so far for their kindness and generosity.”

Jon Sparkes, Chief Executive at The UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK) said:

“The learning crisis has reached a global scale, weakening education systems and affecting children around the world. Today, more than ever before, children and their futures need to be protected. UNICEF and easyJet are working together to provide children and adolescents with essential education supplies and quality learning opportunities to prepare them with the knowledge and skills they need to thrive.

“‘I want to thank all easyJet employees and customers for their generous support towards our work for children around the world.”

 For further information, please contact the easyJet Press Office on 01582 525252, log onto or follow @easyJet_Press

 About easyJet
easyJet is Europe’s leading airline offering a unique and winning combination of the best route network connecting Europe’s primary airports, with great value fares and friendly service.

easyJet flies on more of Europe’s most popular routes than any other airline and carried more than 69 million passengers in 2022 – with 9.5 million travelling for business. The airline has over 300 aircraft on nearly 1000 routes to more than 150 airports across 35 countries. Over 300 million Europeans live within one hour’s drive of an easyJet airport.

easyJet aims to be a good corporate citizen, employing people on local contracts in eight countries across Europe in full compliance with national laws and recognising their trade unions. The airline supports several local charities and has a corporate partnership with UNICEF which has raised over £16m for the most vulnerable children since it was established in 2012.

The airline joined the UN-backed Race to Zero in November 2021 and has published its roadmap to net zero carbon emissions by 2050, with a focus on new technology and the ultimate ambition to achieve zero carbon emission flying across its entire fleet, which the airline is working on together with its partners including Airbus, Rolls-Royce, GKN Aerospace, Cranfield Aerospace Solutions and Wright Electric. The roadmap also features a combination of fleet renewal, operational efficiencies, airspace modernisation, Sustainable Aviation Fuel and carbon removal technology. Additionally, it includes an interim carbon emissions intensity reduction target of 35% by 2035 (versus 2019). Since 2000, the airline has already reduced its carbon emissions per passenger, per kilometre by one-third through continued fleet renewal, efficient operations and aiming to fill most of its seats.

Innovation is in easyJet’s DNA – since launching over 25 years ago, easyJet changed the way people fly to the present day where the airline leads the industry in digital, web, engineering and operational innovations to make travel more easy and affordable for its passengers.

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