The Chief Operating Officer of easyJet has resigned. Peter Bellew has left the airline allegedly to ‘pursue other opportunities’.
But it comes amid travel woes and criticism from trade union Unite. Hundreds of people have had their travel plans ruined – and Unite condemned easyJet bosses for a ‘lack of leadership’.
The airline has continually promised that their focus would be to deliver reliable operations this summer – but it remains to be seen whether that will be the case.
David Morgan will step into the COO role going forwards. He has been with the airline since 2016.
Travel demand has bounced back after thousands of jobs in the aviation industry were axed.
But the surge in demand has caused headaches for airline bosses who are scrambling to ensure consistent operations.
easyJet has been in the headlines as one of the airlines worst hit regarding volume of cancellations and delays over the past few months. Many cancellations were last minute, causing anger amongst travellers as well as contributing to crowds and queues at UK airports.
London Gatwick have imposed caps on the permitted daily number of flights, forcing easyJet to cancel further flights over the summer. The airline announced that this would give customers sufficient notice and the opportunity to re-book.
It isn’t just easyJet facing problems. The aviation industry as a whole has had to tackle staff shortages and s
It’s a challenging time for airlines. We hope all Cabin Crew are keeping their chins up – you’re doing a fabulous job!