The lifting of restrictions indicates a gradual recovery in demand for travel and airlines EasyJet It announced that 90% of its fleet will be operational this summer. “We have the ability to rapidly adapt to operate 90% of our current fleet during the peak summer period to meet demand,” esayJet CEO Johan Lundgren said in a statement.
“With leisure travel launching again in the UK earlier this week, where we are the largest operator in the Green List countries and with many European governments loosening restrictions to reopen travel, we are set to significantly increase our summer trips with the aim of maximizing opportunities. That we see in Europe. “
Generally speaking, the low-cost airline has asked the UK to open borders with more countries. Britain is starting to allow leisure travel from Monday, although only 12 countries and territories are on the green list.
During the company’s first fiscal quarter, the company closed on March 31 of this year, the company recorded pre-tax losses of 645 million pounds (747 million euros), which represents an increase of 82.7% over the same period of this year. Last year, as reported by the company.
Recurring losses before tax amounted to 701 million pounds (812 million euros), an increase of 262.4% over the previous year, within the evidence of losses ranging from 690 to 730 million pounds (799 to 845 million euros).
Total revenue decreased 90% to 240 million pounds (278 million euros), while the number of passengers for the six months ending March 31 of this year decreased 89.4% to 4 million.
Capacity decreased by 85% to 6.4 million seats, which is 14% of capacity levels in the first half of 2019 (H1 2020: 42.7 million). The company halted its initially expected production capacity growth plans at 20%. She points out that announcements about changes in travel restrictions impose adding and canceling services with a small margin, but stresses that we “maintain great flexibility to increase or decrease capacity, depending on the abolition of travel restrictions.”
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