EasyJet increases flights as tourism industry looks set to take off

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Budget airline EasyJet has announced that it will be adding more flights to cope with increasing demand from holidaymakers – following months of struggles caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

EasyJet revealed that it expects to operate at just 30% of its normal capacity, but is expanding its schedule to 40% as more people look to book flights.

The airline restarted flying in June and carried over two million passengers in July – which has led to this announcement.

EasyJet CEO Johan Lundgren said: “Returning to the skies again allows us to do what we do best and take our customers on much-needed holidays. I am really encouraged that we have seen higher than expected levels of demand with load factor of 84% in July with destinations like Faro and Nice remaining popular with customers.

“This increased flying will allow us to connect even more customers to family or friends and to take the breaks they have worked hard for.”

EasyJet’s shares climb around 9% following the announcement.

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