British airline easyJet carried far fewer passengers in the past broken fiscal year that ended at the end of September than a year earlier, due to travel restrictions against the corona pandemic. The company also suffered further losses as a result of the crisis.
In the past financial year, a total of 20.4 million passengers boarded an easyJet aircraft. That was 48.1 million a year earlier. In the first half of that broken financial year, there were no European travel restrictions against the virus outbreak. The pre-tax loss amounted to 1 billion pounds, or almost 1.2 billion euros. That was a minus of 1.3 billion pounds a year ago, which was the first loss ever for the price fighter.
EasyJet is one of the largest users of Schiphol Airport. CEO Johan Lundgren says in an explanation that the budget flyer has performed above expectations despite the crisis. According to Lundgren, this quarter shows a promising start to the new year, with demand picking up strongly for the winter holiday periods and increasing demand for the summer of 2022. It is too early to say what impact the Omikron variant will have, according to easyJet on European travel and any further restrictions that may arise from this.
Far fewer passengers at easyJet due to the corona crisis
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