easyJet is now putting new measures in place to help the airline recuperate after the coronavirus pandemic has passed. The new measures will hopefully encourage customers to fly again and enforce a sense of safety.
“We’re also looking at various disinfection programmes on the aircraft, we’re in discussions with Easa (the European aviation safety regulator) if there are other additional measures we should take.
“I think it’s important that customers understand that we are taking this very seriously and first and foremost our concern is about the customers’ well-being and our people’s well-being.
“That is what’s going to take priority in this whole thing, because that is the way you get the confidence back with people taking flights again.”
However, he did not explain how much of a financial impact the new measures would have on easyJet.
The airline is set to report underlying pre-tax losses of between £185million and £205million for the previous six months until March 31.
A year earlier, the company reported losses of £275million.
easyJet added that statutory pre-tax losses of up to £380 million are expected because of fuel and foreign exchange hedging costs which amounted to £185 million.
The airline’s planes were grounded on March 30 due to the coronavirus.
But the airline said that more than half of passengers who experienced cancellations had taken vouchers or had booked alternative flights.