From September 1, the airline will pull out of London’s Stansted airport.
Coupled with closures at Newcastle and Southend, it is anticipated that the move will put 670 jobs at risk.
The decision comes as the budget carrier battles to keep finances afloat in the wake of the coronavirus lockdown which grounded the majority of its fleet in March.
While flights will no longer depart from Newcastle or Stansted, inbound flights will still land.
easyJet: The airline has confirmed it will close three of its UK bases in September
easyJet is operating some flights again as restrictions ease
However, all flights from Southend airport will be cut from September 1.
The airline has put out assurances it is sourcing alternative flights or offering refunds to those with flights booked at affected airports.
Following the announcement easyJet chief executive Johan Lundgren said: “We have had to take the very difficult decision to close three UK bases as a result of the unprecedented impact of the pandemic and related travel restrictions, compounded by quarantine measures in the UK which is impacting demand for travel.
“Working closely with our employee representatives, I am pleased that we have been able to identify ways to significantly reduce the number of proposed compulsory redundancies through providing enhanced voluntary redundancy packages for all UK crew alongside additional options like part-time and seasonal contracts, base transfers and unpaid leave which we expect to result in reducing the number of job losses overall.”
Consultations for job losses began in June.
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During this time, easyJet worked with cabin crew union Unite, and says 93 percent of at-risk cabin crew opted for an enhanced redundancy package.
“We would like to reassure customers due to fly from these airports that we are now contacting anyone whose flight is affected with clear advice on their options which include rerouting via alternative airports or receiving a full refund,” Mr Lundgren added.
The airline currently serves 14 airports from Newcastle.
From Stansted, easyJet serves 26 airports, and from Southend 21 airports.
Ryanair has also been impacted by the pandemic
The orange-tipped carrier isn’t the only one to be impacted by the pandemic though.
Irish-carrier Ryanair is also said to be reducing capacity by 20 percent in a cost-cutting move.
In September and October, the airline will cut capacity by a fifth as travel restrictions to some European countries tighten.
Airline bosses said the reduction would be “heavily focused on those countries such as Spain, France and Sweden” where rising cases have led to increases travel restrictions.
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A spokesperson said: “Over the past two weeks as a number of EU countries have raised travel restrictions, forward bookings, especially for business travel into September and October, have been negatively affected, and it makes sense to reduce frequencies so that we tailor our capacity to demand over the next two months.”
The airline has also spoken out about the need for more testing at airports.
“Proper testing at airports and effective tracing (as is being conducted in Germany and Italy) is the only realistic and proportionate method of supervising safe intra-EU air travel while effectively limiting the spread of the COVID-19 virus,” the airline said in a statement.
Both Virgin Atlantic and British Airways have also been forced to cut jobs and reduce capacity amid the coronavirus lockdown measures.