Advertisement

  1. ITV Report

All easyJet flights grounded - including to and from Channel Islands

Over recent days, the airline has operated more than 650 rescue flights which have returned around 45,000 customers home. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/PA Images

EasyJet has grounded all its flights due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Over recent days, the airline has operated more than 650 rescue flights which have returned around 45,000 customers home.

But now, its 344 planes are no longer be operating - a move which is said "removes significant cost" as the aviation industry struggles to cope with a collapse in demand caused by the outbreak of the virus.

At this stage, it says there can be no certainty of the date for restarting commercial flights.

Sorry, this content isn't available on your device.

I am extremely proud of the way in which people across easyJet have given their absolute best at such a challenging time, including so many crew who have volunteered to operate rescue flights to bring our customers home.

We are working tirelessly to ensure that easyJet continues to be well positioned to overcome the challenges of coronavirus.

– Johan Lundgren, EasyJet CEO
Customers on cancelled flights can transfer to an alternative flight free of charge, receive a voucher for the value of their booking online or claim a refund through our contact centre. Credit: Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto/PA Images

Crew will be paid 80% of their average pay through the Government job retention scheme.

Customers on cancelled flights can transfer to an alternative flight free of charge, receive a voucher for the value of their booking online or claim a refund through our contact centre.

For customers whose flights are not cancelled but would like to move to a later date, they can amend their flight online with no change fee.

This news comes just a week after British Airways announced its service between Jersey and Gatwick would not be running until at least the end of April.

Sorry, this content isn't available on your device.

More on this story