The low-cost carrier said the move comes as a result of the unprecedented travel restrictions imposed by governments in response to the coronavirus pandemic and the implementation of national lockdowns across many European countries/
Virgin Atlantic and easyJet are asking staff who have not been working since the Covid-19 pandemic started to ground planes to consider helping at the new hospitals being built across the country.
Having previously pledged to work with carriers to overcome the financial difficulties created by the coronavirus pandemic, chancellor Rishi Sunak has now advised airlines to find other forms of funding.
easyJet has undertaken further significant cancellations in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak. Capacity cuts will continue on a rolling basis for the foreseeable future and could result in the grounding of the majority of the easyJet fleet, the low-cost carrier said.
This deal means customers can purchase tickets through the easyJet website connecting the two airlines’ networks and opening new and exciting possibilities for travel between Europe, Africa, the Azores and the UAE.
In the UK alone, 146,000 passengers are set to fly to or from easyJet’s UK airports today, toppling the record for the most passengers travelling with the airline on one day during Christmas.
easyJet has relaunched its holiday business, meaning UK customers can book European hotels together with a flight from the carrier on one platform. easyJet Holidays will offer peak-time holiday availability and more weekend flying than anyone else.
easyJet has seen profits fall by 26 per cent, to £427 million, for the year to September 30th. As environmental concerns continue to rise up the global agenda, easyJet added that from today it will make all flights net zero carbon.