Easyjet is canceling more flights to try to deal with disruptions
British low-cost airline easyJet said on Monday it was canceling more flights during the busy summer period to deal with operational issues, including ground-handling staff shortages and flight caps at London Gatwick and Amsterdam.
The airline said it now expects its capacity to be about 87 percent of 2019 levels in the quarter ending in June and about 90 percent in the fourth quarter ending in September, adding that the disruption would impact costs.
Last month it said it would run 90 percent of 2019 this quarter and about 97 percent in the fourth quarter.
A very tight labor market for crew members, compounded by longer security check times for new personnel, further reduced its resilience.
Chief Executive Johan Lundgren said the airline regrets it has not been able to provide the service customers have come to expect.
“While the actions we have taken over the last few weeks to build further resilience have meant that we continue to operate up to 1,700 flights and carry up to a quarter of a million customers per day, unfortunately the ongoing challenging operating environment continues to have an impact cancellations,” he said.
“Coupled with airport caps, we are taking preventative measures to increase resilience over the remainder of the summer.”
https://www.independent.ie/business/world/easyjet-cuts-more-flights-to-try-to-manage-disruption-41769620.html Easyjet is canceling more flights to try to deal with disruptions