23 MARCH 2020
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Following the country lockdowns, travel restrictions and changes to travel advice across its network, easyJet has announced the decision to ground the majority of its fleet of aircraft from Tuesday 24 March onwards.
The airline says it will continue to operate rescue flights as required to repatriate customers and anticipate most of these will be completed by today (23 March).
EasyJet says it anticipates operating a minimal schedule of essential services on some routes. This will be a maximum of 10% of our usual capacity during this time of year and mainly routes to, from and within the UK. It will continue to review the flight schedule on a weekly basis to ensure that it matches current demand.
“With recent guidance, we recognise many customers with existing reservations do not intend to travel, and so we would encourage them to change their tickets for free now, as this will allow us to best match our remaining flying to the demand. EasyJet continues to waive all change fees for customers who want to move their flight to a later date and they can now change up until 28 February 2021. Customers will be contacted directly if their flight is cancelled and will be provided with their options.”
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Marlen Taffarello, Whitwell, Oakham
On behalf of Planet Holidays, AITO specialist to Cyprus & Greece, based in Welwyn North, Managing Director Mathilde Robert wishes to thank easyJet with the following message: " EasyJet were brilliant, even if it took some times to get sorted. Eventually all our clients on an annual Line and Partner Dancing Holiday to Paphos, Cyprus were repatriated on the same flights they had originally booked. With one exception of four clients due to fly back into Bristol. However these passengers were flown back into Gatwick on Saturday and we arranged a transfer for them. Thank you EasyJet!