EASYJET: DEPUTY CHIEF EXECUTIVE RESIGNS AFTER FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS
LONDON (Reuters) – EasyJet’s deputy chief executive has resigned after the airline canceled thousands of flights this summer in an attempt to limit disruption caused by staff shortages in the air and on the ground.
Peter Bellew resigned as COO (“chief operating officer”) on Friday to pursue other opportunities, the British airline said on Monday.
She appointed David Morgan, who has worked for the airline since 2016 and notably held the role in 2019, as interim deputy chief executive, reporting to chief executive Johan Lundgren.
“Everyone at easyJet remains absolutely focused on delivering a safe and reliable operation this summer,” said Lundgren, who thanked Bellew for his hard work.
“David has significant experience and in-depth knowledge of the business and operation and will provide strong leadership for the airline this summer.”
The EasyJet stock, which fell to its lowest level since March 2020, at the start of the pandemic, was down 2.5% at the start of the afternoon.
(Report by Paul Sandle, French version by Augustin Turpin, edited by Kate Entringer)