The Unite union said nearly 1,300 crew members faced losing their jobs in the UK, while Balpa said as many as 700 UK-based pilots could also be made redundant by the decision.
easyJet has confirmed it will be relaunching more flights from airports across Europe, including 14 airports across the UK, on both domestic and international routes.
The carrier also reported bigger first-half losses for the six months to March 31st, but insisted it had been on track for a much-improved performance before the effects of coronavirus hit.
easyJet has today relaunched flights from 22 airports across Europe for the first time since operations ceased at the end of March as a result of the pandemic.
British Airways, easyJet and Ryanair have launched a combined legal action against what they have branded a “flawed” quarantine introduced by the government earlier this week.
The low-cost carrier will fly to Zakynthos in Greece, Larnaca, Cyprus, Fuertevenura and Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands, Moroccan favourite, Marrakech and up and coming Bulgarian beach destination, Varna.
The video - entitled ‘We’ll Take Care of You’ - has been designed to dispel travellers’ anxiety and instil confidence in the measures Eurowings has put in place throughout the entire travel journey.
easyJet has announced that Charles Gurassa and Andy Martin have notified the board that they intend to step down later this year. The move is in line with corporate governance best practise, with each having served on the board for nine years.
easyJet plans to fly 50 per cent of its 1,022 routes in July and 75 per cent in August, although with a lower frequency of flights equating to around 30 per cent of normal July-to-September capacity.
easyJet will seek to reduce its workforce by 30 per cent in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak. The low-cost carrier said it did not expect aviation demand to return to levels seen last year until 2023, and was rightsizing its fleet and bases accordingly.
easyJet has announces that Andrew Findlay will leave the low-cost airline next year. The chief financial officer is expected to depart in May 2021, and will continue with his existing responsibilities until this time.
A small number of flights will restart on routes on June 15th where the carrier believes there is sufficient customer demand to support profitable flying. The initial schedule will comprise mainly domestic flying in the UK and France.