These are strange times, various airlines are in financial difficulties due to the consequences of the corona crisis. Therefore, many companies have to cut costs to keep their heads above water. The British airline EasyJet is also one of them. They had already announced in May that they would have to make significant cutbacks, thereby cutting thousands of jobs. To keep their heads above water, they are going to cut about thirty percent of the jobs and close three bases in the UK. They want the bases at Newcastle, London Southend and London Stansted airports to be closed.
Johan Lundgren, CEO of EasyJet: "Unfortunately, the less demanding environment means that we need fewer planes and less job opportunities for our people, we strive to work constructively with our employee representatives across the network with the aim of reducing limit jobs as much as possible '.
Since the start of the corona crisis, the British airline had already taken measures to reduce the costs and expenses of the company, as of May the Easyjet fleet was grounded. They previously received a £ 2019 million loan from the British government to survive the crisis. Lundgren expects the level of 2023 market demand to be at the same level again in XNUMX. Fortunately, EasyJet started flying again from Amsterdam Schiphol today. They fly today to Malaga, London Gatwick, Manchester, Berlin and Palma de Mallorca. They had previously started flying on mainly domestic routes in France, Italy and the United Kingdom.
"These proposals do not reflect our people in Stansted, Southend and Newcastle, who have all worked tirelessly and fully committed to providing great service to our customers," said Johan Lundgren, CEO of EasyJet.