Pandemic: easyJet reduces links by 90%
From tomorrow on March 24
The British low-cost easyJet has made it known that within the restrictions due to the pandemic from Covid-19, 90% of its air connections will cease from tomorrow March 24th: "Significantly reducing our flight schedule is the right thing to make, given that many countries have advised their citizens not to travel unless it is strictly necessary". But, the CEO Johan Lundgren added it: "We know how important it is for our customers to return home, so we will continue to operate the return flights".
To remaining 10% of operations, the airline will operate only essential services on some routes, mainly to and from the United Kingdom, even if the carrier could adjust the flight schedule, revised on a weekly basis, if conditions of demand should change.
Under normal conditions, Lundgren pointed out, this March we would have operated approximately 11,000 round trips per week, covering over 1.9 million seats. This makes it clear the entity of the losses suffered. And it is precisely on the very serious losses that the airline sector is suffering, that the CEO insisted on repeatedly calling on the London government to provide liquidity to the field, which alone struggles not to be sunk by the consequences from the pandemic.
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