Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer has criticised the investment announcements made in a speech by Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday, which he claimed amount to "investment equivalent to less than a hundred pounds per person" and called on Mr Johnson to extend the furlough scheme. The criticism comes as several companies announced significant jobs cuts yesterday, including Airbus and EasyJet. Report by Connerv. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
EasyJet has relaunched flights from 22 airports across Europe for the first time since operations ceased at the end of March as a result of the pandemic. The first flight from the UK took off from London Gatwick for Glasgow at 7am on Monday morning.
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easyJet CEO Johan Lundgren reassures travellers new practices have been implemented to ensure people can fly safely during the Covid-19 pandemic but admits previous levels of demand may not return until 2023. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Thousands of easyJet staff are to lose their jobs under plans announced by the airline. The Luton-based carrier said it intends to reduce its workforce by up to 30% as it cuts the size of its fleet due to the coronavirus pandemic. This follows similar moves by other airlines such as British Airways and Ryanair. EasyJet chief executive Johan Lundgren said: “We realise that these are very difficult times and we are having to consider very difficult decisions which will impact our people, but we want to protect as many jobs as we can for the long term.”
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Nine million easyJet passengers have had their travel details accessed by hackers, the airline has announced. The Luton-based carrier said the figure includes 2,208 customers who had their credit card details exposed. It insisted there is “no evidence that any personal information of any nature has been misused” due to the cyber attack. The PA news agency understands that – apart from the people whose credit card details were accessed – the information obtained by the hackers was a customer’s name, email address, flight destination and date of travel.
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Britain's temporary hospitals are seeking volunteers from airlines, calling on cabin crew members who are currently grounded to use their first aid skills and calm manner to help get the new hospitals..