EasyJet cancels thousands of flights. The COO resigns. Wizz Air also cancels connections

EasyJet in trouble. It is the second largest low cost carrier in Europe after Ryanair

EasyJet announced the CEO’s resignation and wished him every success in his new career path. However, the BBC points out that the decision to step down as COO comes after thousands of flights were canceled by a British airline. Bellevo will be replaced by David Morgnan, who has worked for the low-cost airline since 2016.

According to the website cheap-loty.com, EasyJet is a British low-cost airline. It was established in 1995 and served only two domestic routes. two years later, in 1997, they made their first international cruise. Today, EasyJet is one of the largest low cost airlines. It supports routes to Europe and North Africa. In Poland, EasyJet only serves Krakow airport. The airline’s planes usually fly to smaller and cheaper airports, which allows them to compete in price with other airlines.

Meanwhile, chaos at European airports escalates and media reports of further canceled connections. Canceled flights mean that tourists can’t go on vacation or come back during the holiday season. In some cases, airlines inform about the flight cancellation with minimal advance notice – when the traveler is already at the airport or even on a plane.

Problems with airlines. Canceled flights, staff shortages and strikes

British low-cost airline EasyJet already announced in June that it would cut flights during the hot summer season in response to staff shortages at many European airports. Create lines of ±87% in the current quarter. flights compared to the same period of 2019 and between July and September – 90 percent. The plans assumed it would be 90% and 97% respectively.

Gatwick airports in London and Schiphol in Amsterdam announced that they will reduce the number of flights and passengers this summer due to a staff shortage. However, flights from other airports in the route network will also be cancelled. The exact number of reduced flights is not yet known.

Passengers are informed in advance and have the option to rebook on other flights, but often rebooking is only possible on a flight on the same day the trip was planned. EasyJet is an airline that has recently had one of the highest cancellation rates at UK airports. It happened that on the day of their departure, or even when they were already at the airport, passengers were informed about the cancellation of their flight.

Wizz Air. Canceled flights. A passenger was canceled while on the plane

There are currently issues with canceled and delayed flights across Europe in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to travel restrictions, the workforce in the airline industry, especially in ground handling, has shrunk over the past two years and as demand has returned to normal, the staff shortage has not yet been filled.

New flights are canceled due to staff shortages. Wizz Air passengers, who were asked to leave the sign of the plane to Italy, have experienced this painfully – reports the Travel Wprost portal.

Mr Michael, one of the unlucky tourists, was due to begin his vacation on June 28. He arrived on time at Gdañsk airport, but had to wait two hours to board the plane before departing for Bergamo. Finally, the service announced that the flight would not take place. According to the man, there was a lot of commotion in front of the window at the airport. – The carrier offered a hotel, but … in Szymbark, which is 34 km from the airport.

The second attempt, this time in Warsaw, with the next flight to Bergamo, also ended in a fiasco. The tourist also failed to take off from Warsaw airport. “The scheduled flight to Bergamo was supposed to take place at 6.30 pm, but from 6.00 pm shifts appeared on the information board. First at 30 minutes, then at an hour and before 23:00, the flight was canceled “- informed Mr. Micha³.

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