EasyJet operated fewer flights in the fourth quarter than it initially expected. The budget airline notes that the demand for tickets remains behind due to the constantly changing travel restrictions in Europe and quarantine obligations for travellers in the United Kingdom.
EasyJet had previously expected to use 40 percent of its flight capacity in the last three months of the year, but now reports that this is likely to be “slightly lower”. The British airline is shrinking its flight schedule further, so that no loss is incurred on the flights that are leaving.
Among other things, people travelling from some parts of Europe to the United Kingdom are obliged to quarantine for 14 days after arrival. EasyJet also points out that popular Greek holiday islands were removed from a UK exemption list for compulsory self-isolation only this week.