Pilot union BALPA is shocked by the plan. The union says it has been informed by EasyJet that over 700 of the 2,300 pilots in the UK are in danger of losing their jobs. According to BALPA, this is not wise because they will be badly needed during the recovery.
“Lower demand unfortunately means that we need fewer planes and less job prospects for our people,” said CEO Johan Lundgren. “We strive to work constructively with our employee representatives to reduce job losses.”