EasyJet are to increase flight operations amid a surge in demand exceeding expectations and will expand their operating schedule to 40%.
The budget airline made just £7m in revenue in the three months to the end of June. Since EasyJet resumed flights, they carried 117,000 passengers in the 132,000 seats available.
Johan Lundgren, easyJet chief executive, said: “Returning to the skies again allows us to do what we do best and take our customers on much-needed holidays.
“I am extremely proud of all of our people whose care and commitment, along with the introduction of our industry-leading biosecurity measures, have resulted in customer satisfaction scores reaching a high of 80% since the re-start, an increase of 13 percentage points compared to the same period last year.
“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.
“Our bookings for the remainder of the summer are performing better than expected and as a result, we have decided to expand our schedule over the fourth quarter to fly circa 40% of capacity.
“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.”