The pandemic has hit airlines hard, with lockdowns and restrictions cutting the number of people travelling. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Rishi Sunak refuses to disclose whether he will profit from Moderna vaccine, Samsung Q60T/Q65T (QE55Q65T) review: this cheap 4K QLED TV is a budget winner, Son’s ‘complete shock’ as both parents die of Covid within 12 hour of each other, ‘That BMW grille is a wart.’ Frank Stephenson on the art of car design, Air travel stripped down to the nuts and bolts, Aperol Christmas Cake Is The Only Christmas Cake Upgrade You Need This Year, Biden to get security briefing but not from official sources, Covid UK news - live: Tough new curbs for parts of Scotland, as England may see new tier system after lockdown, Petition to ban Borat 2 from the Oscars launched by Kazakh-American Association, Casablanca X New Balance Was the Golden Fleece of 2020 Collabs. Short-haul and leisure travel will recover more quickly than long-haul and business trips, Lundgren said, and easyJet will be opening seasonal bases in Málaga and Faro next summer. Chief executive Johan Lundgren said the group had responded ‘robustly and decisively’ to the crisis and cheered ‘welcome news’ on a possible Covid-19 vaccine. "However, if EasyJet can keep its head above water it could really fly in the second half of 2021 as pent up consumer demand fuels a return to foreign holidays," Ms Palmer added. Holiday bookings for next summer are significantly ahead of those at the same point in previous years, easyJet said. The airline's management "has administered some tough medicine" she said, including cutting its workforce and "even flying its planes slower to reduce its fuel bill". Why Is Everybody Snapping Up This New Smartwatch? These included full national lockdowns, which led the airline to ground its entire fleet for 11 weeks. "But I don't think it's only about the vaccine, I think it's also about the fact that we need to have testing in place, we need to have also refined development of the quarantine system," he added. The airline was one of the original standard bearers for low-budget aviation in Europe. A tight belt has become even tighter - although deals with unions allowed it to tone down plans for sweeping redundancies. It boosted its capacity by 180,000 seats within 24 hours to ‘harness the demand’. (Image sourced via easyJet website) The COVID-19 pandemic, and … En temps normal, l’article L. 211-4 II du Code du tourisme prévoit que les personnes ayant souscrit un voyage à forfait ont droit à un remboursement intégral des paiements effectués en cas d’annulation en raison de circonstances exceptionnelles et inévitables. ", Nov.16 -- Airbnb filed for an initial public offering, saying it has applied to list on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol “ABNB.” Bloomberg's Crystal Tse reports on "Bloomberg Technology. Johan Lundgren, the chief executive, said bookings had surged by 50% last week after the US drugmaker Pfizer and the German biotech firm BioNTech announced that their coronavirus vaccine was more than 90% effective. .css-8h1dth-Link{font-family:ReithSans,Helvetica,Arial,freesans,sans-serif;font-weight:700;-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;color:#FFFFFF;}.css-8h1dth-Link:hover,.css-8h1dth-Link:focus{-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}Read about our approach to external linking. US election 2020: Is Trump right about Dominion machines? EasyJet’s capacity outlook for the quarter to the end of December marks a downgrade on earlier forecasts, having previously expected to fly around 25% of planned services.