EasyJet will make many flights on Monday to give customers time to review their trips and find solutions, depending on their subsequent flight limits at London Gatwick Airport and Amsterdam’s two largest airports. Announced to cancel. Flights from other airports may also be affected.
According to low-cost airlines ParentsThe expectation of this advance notice is that the majority of passengers will have access to alternative flights within 24 hours, preferably on the same day they originally planned their trip.
The decline in easyJet’s capacity this summer is directly linked to a serious shortage of employees in the aviation sector.
“The current harsh business environment unfortunately continues to have an impact and has led to cancellations,” said EasyJet CEO Johan Lundgren. “In addition to the airport ceiling, summer Precautionary measures have been taken to increase resistance to balance. ” “.
“European aviation faces operational difficulties” such as “delayed traffic control and staff shortages” at airports after health regulations were lifted due to the resumption of “unprecedented” air traffic in the first half of 2022. , For continuous delays and flight cancellations.
“The tough job market across the industry, including flight attendants, and the increased time to identify,” for job seekers in the aviation industry, hinders efforts to accelerate supply, he adds.
“This is reflected in the recently announced flight restrictions at the two largest airports, Gatwick, London and Amsterdam,” he emphasized, “this is in this difficult environment (…). That’s the right thing to do, “he added.
Gatwick Airport announced on Friday that it will limit the number of daily flights in July and August to avoid the recurring turmoil seen at the airport in recent weeks.
The UK low-cost carriers warned in a statement that these measures would be “costly impacted” without providing details, but added that the medium-term outlook was “attractive.”
EasyJet also emphasizes that bookings remain “strong” and bookings for the fourth quarter of this year (ending September 30th) are already at pre-pandemic 2019 levels.
The UK airline outlook for the third quarter ending June 30 shows 87% capacity compared to previous 90% forecasts compared to fiscal 2019 levels.
This represents a total of 140,000 flights, 22 million passengers, and 550% of capacity, compared to the same period in 2021, when pandemic-related restrictions still paralyzed most air traffic.
The fourth quarter of July-September capacity is expected to be approximately 90% of the fiscal year 2019 level, compared to the previous 97% forecast.