EasyJet has just made an announcement which puts 670 jobs at risk. The decision has been as a result of pandemic/post-pandemic restrictions which largely decreases passengers traffic.
EasyJet CEO Johan Lundgren said: “We have had to take the very difficult decision to close three UK bases as a result of the unprecedented impact of the pandemic and related travel restrictions, compounded by quarantine measures in the UK which is impacting demand for travel.”
The closure will come into effect from September 1, and will mean some flights will no longer operate from the three airports.
London Stansted and Newcastle will continue to allow inbound flights, however, some outbound routes will end – some of the routes which stay operational are Newcastle to Bristol and Belfast, as well as to Nice.
London Stansted will still operate some routes to Scotland, Ireland and the Netherlands.
There will be no flights by EasyJet from/to Southend Airport from next month.
The airline has said, they are now contacting affected passengers with an advice on their options of either rerouting their travel plans to depart from a different airport or receiving a full refund.