The regional airline Easyfly, which operates flights in Colombia, will change its name starting from August 1. This decision comes as a result of a legal dispute with the British holding company Easy Group. The new name of the company will be Clic.
16 years of service in Colombia
Easyfly was founded in 2006 as a regional airline by Alfonso Avila, who came from the now-defunct AeroRepublica, connecting intermediate cities in the country. Based at El dorado Airport in Bogota, Easyfly stands for “Empresa Aerea de Servicios y Facilitacion Logistica Integral” (in Spanish).
It began operations the following year, with only two routes from Bogota to Barrancabermeja and Arauca. Since then, it has experienced steady growth, operating 54 routes across the country, with a fleet of 28 aircraft.
Recovery process after the pandemic
The company was greatly impacted by the crisis caused by the air travel restrictions in 2020, during the Covid-19 pandemic. After being forced to lay off more than 50 employees, it is now in the midst of a restructuring process. According to company sources, they have paid “72,000 million to creditors” up to this year.
Agreement with Easyjet for the name change
The legal dispute began in 2020 when Easy Group, the owner of the British airline EasyJet, filed a lawsuit for “trademark infringement.” After disagreements, the two companies reached an agreement to prevent the process from proceeding in a London court. According to this agreement, the Colombian airline would opt for a name change to avoid a significant financial penalty.