Airline Owner Offers £5M Reward To Airbus 'Whistleblower'

Law360, London (May 13, 2020, 1:01 PM BST) -- The founder of EasyJet has offered a £5 million ($6.2 million) reward for information on whether bribery or corruption was involved in a multibillion-pound contract for the budget airline to take more than 100 new Airbus jetliners.

Stelios Haji-Ioannou, EasyJet's biggest shareholder, said late Tuesday that he will give the reward to any "whistleblower" who could provide information that would lead the carrier to scrap a £4.5 billion order for 107 planes from aircraft maker Airbus SE.

Haji-Ioannou said in a statement to shareholders that he will pay the cash from his own pocket "once the Airbus-easyJet contract is canceled if...

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