It will operate a maximum of 10% of its capacity on UK routes
easyJet has announced that it will leave most of its fleet ashore from March 24, operating a maximum of 10% of its capacity in minimum services, due to travel restrictions implemented by European countries.
The airline has indicated that it will continue to operate repatriation flights as necessary, although it estimates that most of these operations will be completed on March 23. All flights are available on its website and easyJet recommends that customers who may need them make their reservation before next Monday.
For some routes, the airline will operate flights with minimum services, which will represent a maximum of 10% of the capacity usually during this time of year and will mainly take place on routes to, from and within the United Kingdom.
The flight schedule will be reviewed weekly to respond to changes in demand. According to the airline’s estimates, most customers who have a reservation for future flights do not intend to travel, so they are asked to change their tickets for free, so they can adjust the flights to the number of passengers.
The company has temporarily eliminated ticket exchange fees for those who wish to transfer their flight to a later date, with a term until February 28, 2021. In addition, customers whose flight is canceled will receive a notification with all the information about their options. .
EasyJet CEO Johan Lundgren stressed that reducing flights «is the right thing to do right now,» although leaving planes on the ground will mean «reducing variable costs in circumstances where this is crucial.»