An Easyjet plane is seen at Lisbon's airport, Portugal June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante An Easyjet plane is seen at Lisbon's airport, Portugal June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

EasyJet grounds entire fleet of planes because of coronavirus crisis

By: MENA
Mon, Mar. 30, 2020
LONDON, March 30 (MENA) - EasyJet has grounded its entire fleet of aircraft for at least two months in response to the destruction of demand for air travel by the coronavirus pandemic, the Guardian newspaper reported on Monday.

The budget airline said it could not put a firm date on restarting commercial flights and 4,000 of its 9,000 UK staff will be furloughed initially for two months from 1 April.

EasyJet had focused on repatriating customers in recent days after travel restrictions came into force across most of its main markets. However, the last of 650 repatriation flights ended on Sunday.
 
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