ryand36 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2008, 19 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3060 times:
Does anyone know how EZY summer's operation is looking. How many planes are based where? Where did the A/C based at EMA go? Are any bases other than LGW seeing more A/C based there this year? I see that a lot of the LTN fleet are doing W patterns this summer and STN seems to have a slightly reduce schedule.
This is all part of the 20% reduction in flights easyJet are operating out of LTN this summer, following the spat between easyJet and the airport refusing to drop landing charges like the airline demanded...
Originally several hundred air crew jobs were put at risk out of LTN, but an agreement was reached where the number of aircraft based at LTN would not be reduced (which I think is 16 aircraft), but a number of the aircraft will operate W routes, flying out in the morning and not returning to base until late evening.
The only routes dropped from LTN are Athens and Cagliari off the top of my head, but some of the existing routes have seen quite a significant drop in frequencies. For example Belfast reduced from 5 rotations a day to 2, and Glasgow and Edinburgh to 3 a day.