Easyjet cuts flights from Schiphol

9th August 2004, Comments 0 comments

9 August 2004 , AMSTERDAM — Easyjet was tight-lipped on Monday over media reports that it planned to reduce the number of its daily winter flights from Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam from 27 to 21 by scrapping its Nice and Barcelona destinations.

9 August 2004

AMSTERDAM — Easyjet was tight-lipped on Monday over media reports that it planned to reduce the number of its daily winter flights from Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam from 27 to 21 by scrapping its Nice and Barcelona destinations.

An airport spokeswoman also said that in a bid to cut costs, the British budget airline intended to offer fewer flights to Bristol, Edinburgh and London, newspaper De Telegraaf reported.

An Easyjet spokeswoman told Expatica that no firm decisions have been made. Despite this, she admitted that the airline is constantly reviewing its flights from Europe's most expensive airports, such as Schiphol.

She said Easyjet will make a definite announcement in the coming few days or weeks. The winter season extends from 31 October to 26 March 2005 and Easyjet expects a disappointing year financially, having issued a profit warning in June, blaming rising oil prices and tough industry competition.

And the profit warning was reiterated on 6 August despite the fact that Easyjet — Europe's second largest budget airline — carried 2.41 million passengers in July, a rise of 28 percent compared with the same period last year.

[Copyright Expatica News 2004]

Subject: Dutch news

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