easyJet to optimize network and bases, to close Standstead, Southend and Newcastle


easyJet started formal consultation on June 30 on proposals with employee representatives including BALPA and UNITE regarding all of its U.K.-based pilots and crew. The proposals include the potential closing of three of its bases in the U.K. – London Stansted, London Southend and Newcastle. These airports would remain part of easyJet’s route network.

EasyJet has informed all employees who may be directly affected by these proposals and will be providing full support to its people during this difficult time. The carrier stated that it is fully committed to working closely with its employee representatives during these consultations with the aim of minimizing job losses as far as possible. 

Since the pandemic began, easyJet has taken decisive actions to remove cost and non-critical expenditure from the business at every level to mitigate the impact however, in line with IATA projections, easyJet believes that the levels of market demand seen in 2019 are not likely to be reached again until 2023.

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