British low-cost airline easyJet is slashing its flight capacity this summer due to an acute shortage of staff. With the intervention, the company wants to avoid chaos, as has already been the case at various airports in recent weeks.
At the same time, the group emphasizes that bookings remain “strong”, with those for the fourth quarter at a similar level to the same quarter of the pre-corona year 2019.
The staff shortage at EasyJet has already caused many flights to be cancelled in recent months. Other airlines are also moaning about the shortage. For example, there have been discussions between Brussels Airlines and the trade unions for some time and it has been decided to strike the Belgian pilots of Ryanair on 24, 25 and 26 June.
Today there is also a strike at Brussels Airport, among others. Because the safety of travellers cannot be guaranteed, the airport decided to cancel all flights.