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EasyJet has announced it will be returning more of its fleet to service than previously planned this summer thanks to stronger bookings than anticipated.
Even in the face of ongoing travel restrictions, the budget carrier said late-season sales were “performing well” and that it will fly 40 per cent of its capacity for the rest of the summer, as opposed to its earlier target of 30 per cent.
The airline’s key competitors are also posting promising figures. Ryanair, currently flying at about 40 per cent of standard capacity, says it plans to increase this to 60 per cent in August. In July, it flew with a 72 per cent load factor.
Wizz Air, the first European airline to recommence flying back in May, is at 70 per cent, and aims to be at 80 per cent of pre-pandemic passenger numbers by the end of the year.
BA, meanwhile has retired its only-daily, all-business-class route between London City and New York after nearly 20 years of service. The offering, which flew 32 seats aboard an Airbus A318 aircraft, operated under the iconic BA001 and BA002 flight numbers that were previously used by Concorde.
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