Trio of UK bases Closed down
British low-cost company, easyJet, closed three of its UK bases after adverse impact from the COVID-19 pandemic. The three gateways — Newcastle and London’s Stansted and Southend Airports ? stopped locally established operations from September 1.
Over 670 pilots and cabin crew from easyJet were affected by the movement. Johan Lundgren, easyJet CEO, said:”We have had to take the very difficult decision to shut three UK foundations as a result of the unprecedented effect of the pandemic and related travel restrictions, compounded by precautionary measures at the UK which is impacting demand for travel.”
Of the three, Southend was affected after the airline pulled its entire operations from the Essex facility. It served 16 paths from Southend including Alicante, Amsterdam, Bordeaux, Malta and Prague. But from Newcastle and Stansted, easyJet will maintain a presence, albeit served by inbound flying out of other foundations.