Easyjet Cancels 40 Trip A Day To Avoid Chaos
On Monday, the airline called off 64 of its scheduled flights, and it has been canceling flights in advance throughout the month of June. As the travel sector in the UK continues to struggle with personnel shortages and prolonged delays, EasyJet has announced that it would cancel about 40 flights per day during the month of June. The airline claims that the choice it has made would stabilize its network and cut down on the number of flights that have to be canceled at the last minute.
The airline EasyJet will continue to cancel flights throughout the month of this month.
As a result of the ongoing travel disruptions at UK airports, EasyJet has reduced the number of flights it will operate for the remainder of the month of June.
The airline claims that it has engaged in “preemptive cancellations” throughout the month of June in order to avoid the need to cancel flights with short notice, which would inevitably result in the dissatisfaction of its customers.
An easyJet representative commented,
“As a result of the continuous effect that the tough operating climate is having on our day-to-day operations, we have had to cancel a limited number of additional flights in advance for the month of June.” We are providing advanced notice to customers in order to lessen the disruption this will cause to their plans. In addition, we are giving customers the choice to either rebook their trips before they travel or receive a refund, and we have extended the hours that our customer service department is open in order to better assist customers who have been impacted by this. We are continuing to keep a careful eye on the operation and will respond appropriately in advance, if necessary.
There will be a delay or cancellation of around 40 flights per day out of a total of 1,700 scheduled for this month.
As a result of EasyJet’s cancellation of hundreds of flights during the last several weeks, the vacation plans of thousands of travellers have been thrown into disarray. There were disruptions to the travel plans of up to 15,000 people, including a significant number of British residents who were left stranded in other countries as a result of airline cancellations.
The statement was made by Martin Chalk, who serves as the general secretary of the British Airline Pilots’ Association.
“[The] more warning you offer a passenger, the better [it is], [since] when airlines get their planning wrong, it is the crew that feels the heat of consumers’ unhappiness,” If airlines were more forthright with their passengers, it would be much simpler for us to oversee the activities that are now taking place. We would much prefer this. When clients are abandoned without their service, it makes it considerably more difficult for staff members to cope with the situation.
In the month of May, EasyJet canceled around 24 flights one day in advance; nevertheless, the airline ended up re-establishing numerous flights at the very last minute after seeing an increase in demand.
On Monday, there were 64 different flights that were called off.
In the most recent wave of flight cancellations announced by easyJet on June 13, around 10,000 customers had their flights scrapped as a result of the low-cost airline’s decision. Yesterday, EasyJet terminated 64 of its flights, the majority of which were based out of London Gatwick Airport.
According to statements made by Peter Bellew, Chief Operation Officer of easyJet, to The Guardian,
“Making these cancellations is not something that we take lightly, but what’s worse is canceling our clients’ reservations on the day that they are set to travel,” the customer service representative said. Everyone here is aware of the effect that the present crisis is having not just on our customers and employees, but also on our reputation.
Gatwick Airport was responsible for the cancellation of 44 flights both to and from the airport yesterday, while other UK airports, such as Luton Airport and Manchester Airport, were responsible for the cancellation of 20 flights.