easyJet cancelling flights

… ahead of cabin crew strikes

easyJet flight photographed from another plane

The Portugal News reports that the National Union of Civil Aviation Flight Personnel (SNPVAC) has said that easyJet has decided to cancel 384 flights, considering the strike notice issued by the union for the end of May and the beginning of June.

In a statement, the SNPVAC said that “as is common knowledge”, the union had declared “strike notice for the 26th, 28th and 30th of May, 1st and 3rd of June for easyJet cabin crew”.

“Due to the adherence of 100% of the crew during the last strike on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of April, easyJet decided to proceed with the massive cancellation of flights: of the 458 original flights to leave from the Portuguese bases of Lisbon, Porto and Faro, 84% of planned flights”.

The easyJet cabin crew called a strike for the 26th, 28th and 30th of May and the 1st and 3rd of June, the SNPVAC announced in a statement on the 11th of May. This strike action is not connected with the Border Force strike that has affected Madeira Airport this last weekend.

Ryanair returns to profit

Ryanair planes

Various sources report that Europe’s biggest budget airline, Ryanair, made €1.43bn (£1.24bn) in profit between April 2022 and March 2023 – equivalent to an average of almost £40 per second. The airline said “strong traffic recovery and favourable oil hedges” turned around the previous year’s loss of €355m (£309m). Average fares are 10 per cent higher than pre-Covid levels, with “ancillary sales” – extras to basic fares – earning €23 (£20) from the typical passenger.

The carrier flew 168.6 million passengers in the full financial year (up 74% on the previous pandemic-affected year). The 2022-23 figure equates to an average of 462,000 passengers per day, with 93% of seats filled on the typical flight – up from 82% the previous year. The company says it expects to carry 186 million people this year, backed by its largest-ever summer schedule covering almost 2,500 routes and 3,000 daily flights, with a long-term ambition to fly 300 million a year by 2034 – more than any airline has managed.

Ryanair hopes to do even better results in 2023, fuelled by the record number of passengers. The company, led by its chief executive, Michael O’Leary, said it was cautiously optimistic that it would increase profits again this year, which could result in it topping the record €1.45bn it made in 2018.

Thanks to PeterA for the link

2 thoughts on “easyJet cancelling flights”

  1. Ryanair, made €1.43bn (£1.24bn) in profit between April 2022 and March 2023..Yet don’t share much with the staff who earned them that profit…?

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  2. Just a couple of points, do you know of any airline that routinely shares it’s profits with it’s staff either in shares or bonuses, including the one you regularly fly with? In 2020/21 the airline reported a net loss that amounted to 240.8 million euros. Would you, if working for Ryanair offer to work for less?

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