Summer travel for easyJet with growing demand after Covid restrictions
Low-cost airline easyJet plans to fly around 60% of its pre-pandemic flight schedule over the summer due to the easing of travel restrictions and growing demand.
It has risen from 17% in the previous three months and expects the reopening of travel to mainland Europe and the easing of restrictions for fully vaccinated people in the UK will lead to a sharp rebound in demand in the fourth. term until September 30.
The carrier said it was increasing flights to 74 so-called Orange List countries – such as Spain, Greece, Portugal and Cyprus – after the government announced on July 8 that fully vaccinated passengers will be able to return from these countries without quarantine. .
It is also focusing its program heavily on mainland European routes, with Europe reopening travel faster than the UK.
easyJet said that as a result, two-thirds of its bookings now come from Europe, up from the usual 50-50 split.
It saw passenger numbers rise to three million in the three months to June 30 from a third quarter lockdown a year earlier, when its fleet was grounded for almost two weeks, carrying a total of just 117,000 passengers. .
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Managing Director Johan Lundgren said: “During this quarter, we were successful in addressing the lingering challenges of the pandemic, using our operational responsiveness to capture demand while focusing on controlling costs and minimizing consumption. cash.
“So while we know that the road to recovery from the pandemic will not be a straight line, we are prepared to compete using these new strengths with all that we have learned, leaving a long-term positive imprint on the world. airline, transformed, ready for the post-pandemic era. “
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