The airline announced this morning in a shock move that amid the coronavirus pandemic, they will ground their fleet of aircraft. easyJet said in a statement: “As a result of the unprecedented travel restrictions imposed by governments in response to the coronavirus pandemic and the implementation of national lockdowns across many European countries, easyJet has, today, fully grounded its entire fleet of aircraft.
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“Over recent days easyJet has been helping to repatriate customers, having operated more than 650 rescue flights to date, returning home more than 45,000 customers.
“The last of these rescue flights were operated on Sunday March 29.
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“We will continue to work with Government bodies to operate additional rescue flights as requested.
“At this stage there can be no certainty of the date for restarting commercial flights.
“We will continuously evaluate the situation based on regulations and demand, and will update the market when we have a view.”
The airline said they have repatriated 45,000 Britons from around the world due to the coronavirus.
easyJet brought the last flight in yesterday and have done 650 rescue flights, according to Sky News.
If the Government wants them as a charter flight to bring more Britons home, they will reportedly be available.
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But the commercial sector of their business has closed for good now.
The company has worked with Unite the union to agree to two-month furlough arrangements for cabin crew.
This means that crew will be paid 80 percent of their average pay through the Government job retention scheme.
More to follow…
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