The airline says it is consulting on plans to close bases at Stansted, Southend and Newcastle.Read more
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EasyJet has started a consultation process with unions about making redundancies at the airline including potentially closing three UK bases - London Stansted, London Southend and Newcastle.
The airports will remain on EasyJet’s route network, it says.
Johan Lundgren, EasyJet CEO, said: “These proposals are no reflection on our people at Stansted, Southend and Newcastle, who have all worked tirelessly and have been fully committed to providing great service for our customers.”
Pilots union BALPA said it is shocked at the scale of the job cuts, that it says equates to one in three of EasyJet’s pilots in the UK.
Flying is a very different experience in the age of coronavirus.
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The diversion of some British Airways (BA) flights to Heathrow in July is a "temporary measure", the Ports of Jersey has said.
The airline's typical route between Gatwick and Jersey has been grounded during the coronavirus pandemic.
BA plans to operate out of its Heathrow base during the summer month as it "gradually builds up" its London operations, the Ports Chief Commercial Officer Jonathan Crick said.
Flights for July were put on sale by BA on Wednesday 17 June "in anticipation of a relaxation of border controls."
However, a date for when border controls will be relaxed has not been confirmed by the government.
Airline EasyJet has also been forced to ground its Jersey service during the crisis.
Mr Crick said: "Since the temporary suspension of services during lockdown, both airlines have maintained their wish to resume flying as soon as border controls are lifted, and passengers are no longer required to self-isolate for 14-days.
"Flight bookings can be made for all future dates up to the middle of 2021 and any changes that are needed for immediately upcoming dates, due to continued border restrictions, are being made by the airlines as necessary."
EasyJet flights are resuming from eight UK airports on mainly domestic routes.