NEWS easyJet woos train passengers as prices rise

The annual UK train price change has come into effect and sees fares increase by an average of 1.1 per cent, while easyJet’s flight prices are lower than they were 20 years ago. The airline famously launched air fares for the price of a pair of jeans back in 1995 with starting fares between Luton and Glasgow of £29.00. Two decades on and starting fares on the same route are cheaper at £27.49 – a reduction of 5.2 per cent despite Air Passenger Duty tax increasing by more than 160 per cent in the same period.