Last month easyJet (U2, London Luton) founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou was awarded COP30 million (USD8.8 million) in damages after winning a brand infringement battle against Colombia's EasyFly (Colombia) (VE, Bogotá), as part of easyGroup Holdings' continued policy of preventing unauthorised use of the "easy" brand.

A judge in Bogota, issued a judgement published on October 7 that ordered Alfonso Avila, the founder of the Latin American regional carrier, to pay easyGroup for the damages.

The two companies were due to be back in court at the end of October, this time at the High Court in London. However, no reports have been published on the outcome of this next battle to date.

According to the ch-aviation PRO airlines module, EasyFly operates a fleet of 19 ATR42-500s, ATR42-600s, and ATR72-600s. When referring to the airline's schedules it currently only offers domestic flights, with its three largest operations being from Medellín Olaya Herrera, Bogotá, and Bucaramanga, with 20%, 17% and 10% of EasyFly's weekly capacity respectively.

easyGroup is also embroiled in a third related action, this time with Avions de Transport Régional (Toulouse Blagnac), who previously sold EasyFly-branded aircraft to the Colombian carrier. The aircraft were subject to an easyGroup search warrant authorised by a Paris judge. Bailiffs were then authorised to visit ATR’s factory in Toulouse in July to obtain photographs of the offending mark ‘EasyFly’ being applied to aircraft.