The airline EasyJet decided on Monday to close three British bases (London-Stansted, London-Southend and Newcastle) and several lines including those to Morocco from September.
These bases will be closed on the evening of August 31, 2020. EasyJet intends to contact affected passengers to offer them “in the coming days” “travel options”. This is the transfer to another flight free of charge (with the exception of a few countries including Morocco), reimbursement of the plane ticket, a credit note valid for 12 months or even a reimbursement under conditions if a mode of alternative travel is chosen (train, boat, etc.).
“We understand the uncertainty this may cause our customers having to travel to and from these airports,” and “apologize to customers for any inconvenience this may cause,” the low cost said in his press release.
“We had to make the very difficult decision to close three UK bases due to the unprecedented impact of the pandemic and associated travel restrictions, made worse by the quarantine measures in the UK which are impacting demand for travel,” explained Johan Lundgren CEO of EasyJet.
He claims to have worked closely with representatives of the airline’s employees. “I am happy that we have been able to identify ways to drastically reduce the number of mandatory redundancies proposed (…). I know this is a very difficult time for our pilots and cabin crew, and I would like to thank them for their continued professionalism,” he added.