EasyJet’s chief operating officer has resigned in recent weeks following multiple flight cancellations and disruptions at the airline. The airline said Peter Belew had resigned “to pursue other business opportunities” and wished him well.
It comes after thousands of EasyJet flights were cancelled – some on short notice.
Trade union Unite claimed last month that the airline “lack leadership”. It said Mr Bellew must “take control of the situation”.
Johan Lundgren, the airline’s chief executive, said: “Everyone at EasyJet is completely focused on delivering a safe and reliable operation this summer.” They have appointed David Morgan, who has been with the airline since 2016, as interim chief operating officer.
The aviation sector lost thousands of jobs during the COVID pandemic but is now struggling to meet the boom in travel demand.