Tag: EasyJet

EasyJet: Flyers frustrated at changing quarantine

Image copyright Getty Images EasyJet says it is expecting to fly fewer passengers because consumer confidence has been hit by UK coronavirus quarantine measures. The airline expanded its schedule to 40% of its normal capacity last month, but now says it expects that to fall. “Customer confidence to make travel plans has been negatively affected” by “constantly evolving government restrictions”,… Read more →

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EasyJet ‘using sickness records to decide job cuts’

Image copyright PA Media EasyJet has been accused of intending to use pilots’ sickness records when drawing up plans for over 700 job cuts. The Balpa pilots’ union said it was “unnecessary and wrong”, claiming the airline was risking safety because unwell staff would report for work. EasyJet said general absenteeism could form part of its assessment, but denied sickness… Read more →

EasyJet plans to close bases and cut staff

Image copyright PA Media EasyJet says it has begun consultations on plans to close bases at Stansted, Southend and Newcastle. It follows an announcement by the airline that it may need to reduce staff numbers by up to a third because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Unite union said nearly 1,300 crew members faced losing their jobs. Pilots’ union Balpa… Read more →

EasyJet boss feels ‘100% safe’ on full planes as flights resume

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Johan Lundgren said the carrier was following international guidelines The boss of EasyJet has said he would feel “100% safe” flying on full planes as the airline resumed a limited number of flights after a 10-week hiatus. Johan Lundgren told the PA news agency the airline had followed international guidelines to step up hygiene… Read more →

BA, Ryanair and EasyJet launch fight over ‘devastating’ quarantine plan

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Airlines across the world have grounded aircraft amid the pandemic British Airways, Ryanair and EasyJet have filed a formal legal challenge to the government’s quarantine policy. The airlines say the policy will have “a devastating effect on British tourism and the wider economy” and destroy thousands of jobs. They have applied for a judicial… Read more →

EasyJet to restart flights to 75% of destinations by August

Image copyright PA Media Image caption EasyJet is introducing enhanced disinfection measures EasyJet has said it will resume flights to 75% of destinations by the end of August, although the number of daily services will still be significantly down for a normal summer season. The airline is already starting limited services this month, as it adjusts to the coronavirus collapse… Read more →

Coronavirus: EasyJet to resume flights in June

Image copyright TF-Images EasyJet has said it will resume some flights on 15 June, with all passengers and cabin crew told to wear face masks to protect against the coronavirus. The airline announced that it would restart a “small number” of routes where there is enough customer demand. The initial schedule will include domestic routes across the UK and France.… Read more →