EasyJet has grounded its entire fleet of aircraft due to the coronavirus pandemic.In a statement to the London Stock Exchange, the no-frills carrier said it completed its final rescue flight on Sunday and was now about to place its cabin crew on a two-month leave of absence. The airline said: "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, easyJethas, today, fully grounded its entire fleet of aircraft. ...
The TV star, who is thought to be worth around £2 million, took to Twitter to share a furious video from the check-in desk.Stood in a long queue, the make-up free ITV host appeared at her wit's end as she vented to camera.Nadia said: "I am never, ever going to fly EasyJet again."Do you remember the documentary about EasyJet and we used to wonder why are they so irate?"Why don't they calm down? Well we properly found out tonight."Not stopping there, Nadia continued: "EasyJet shame on you – people with children here for two days."[We've] been left with no information, not even any water brought to them... never again."Captioning the post, she fumed: "It’s so unbelievable what’s going on here!"A man with two children is having to sleep in the airport because your ground staff have said it’s t
EasyJet will next week launch a search for a new chief executive when it confirms that Carolyn McCall is resigning to run ITV, the commercial broadcaster.Sky News has learnt that the UK's biggest airline by passenger numbers will conduct a search including both internal and external candidates to replace Ms McCall, who is stepping down after seven years in the cockpit.Sources said this weekend that her move to succeed Adam Crozier at ITV had been "all but signed" and that it would be announced to the London Stock Exchange as early as Monday morning.Her exit from easyJet will throw the spotlight onto potential internal successors such as Peter Duffy, the airline's commercial director, and. Andrew Findlay, the chief financial officer.John Barton, easyJet's chairman, is said to be confident
EasyJet is creating a new airline so it can continue flying in the European Union after Brexit.It has applied for a new air operator certificate in Austria at a cost of £10m.The budget airline said the application process was "well advanced" and it hoped to receive the accreditation "in the near future".It will allow the low-cost carrier to establish easyJetEurope, which will have its headquarters in the Austrian capital Vienna.Since the 1990s, EU airlines have been free to fly between any two points in Europe.This is planning for a worst case scenario should Britain fail to negotiate the same aviation freedoms it currently enjoys as a member of the EU.The company said the move would enable the airline to operate flights both across Europe and domestically within Europe once Britain exits