easyJet has warned losses for the six months to March 31st could total £690 to £730 million as Covid-19 continues to take a huge toll on the aviation sector.
Starting from June 29th, flights and holidays will take off from Birmingham Airport to the popular beach destinations of Majorca, Málaga and Alicante in Spain, Faro in Portugal and Corfu in Greece.
Flights to and from Bournemouth will operate up to twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays to Belfast and on Thursdays and Sundays to Edinburgh from May.
easyJet has put its summer flight schedule for 2022 on sale earlier than ever before. Flights are now on sale from June 1st to September 30th next year, and with hundreds of destinations available.
easyJet has launched a virtual pilot school visits programme as part of its Amy Johnson Initiative to encourage more girls to become an airline pilot.
easyJet has put more flights and holidays for 2022 on sale earlier than ever before to provide more choice for customers as the UK looks to reopen following Covid-19.
The travel industry has broadly welcomed a roadmap for the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions in the UK, with some companies already reporting a surge in bookings.
Chief executives from leading UK-based airlines have added their voices to calls for the prime minister to ensure an aviation recovery roadmap is announced next week.
Research from Cirium comparing daily fleet activity for the past 90 days shows how easyJet placed more than half its aircraft in storage to reduce capacity.
easyJet Holidays has seen a spike in demand for trips, with bookings for summer this year up 250 per cent compared to the same time last year.
The deal is underwritten by a syndicate of banks and is supported by a partial guarantee from UK Export Finance under its Export Development Guarantee scheme.
In expectation of a rapid return to flying once restrictions are eased, the airline will base four more aircraft at the airport, taking its fleet up to a record 71 aircraft by next summer.