Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou the founder of easyJet is offering to pay £5m to any whistleblower who can help him cancel the multibillion-pound deal with Airbus.
Sir Stellios said he is willing to pay the money out of his own pocket to the whistleblower.
The easyJet founder wants his chief executive Johan Lundgren to cancel the £4.5bn deal with Airbus for 107 aircraft, as the company “cannot afford” the deal.
He said, “If the Airbus contract is cancelled, at least there is a good chance a portion of easyJet’s jobs will survive.
“If the Scoundrels keep paying Airbus and then bankrupt the company, all 15,000 direct easyJet and many more other jobs dependent on easyJet will be lost.”
Sir Stelios said he will pay out the £5m to anyone “who provides useful information that leads to the cancellation of the order.”