Jet2.com will reduce its 2020 and 2021 flying programmes owing to the ongoing impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.
The carrier confirmed on Wednesday (24 June) it was proposing to reduce its workforce in response to the crisis.
It is understood around 100 pilot and nearly 400 cabin crew roles are at risk.
In a letter to staff, chief executive Steve Heapy said the action, while regrettable, was necessary due to the carrier’s smaller flying programme, and Jet2holidays’ reduced holidays programme.
Pre-crisis, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays was gearing up for their largest summer operation to date, with Jet2.com flying to more than 70 destinations across Europe from its nine UK bases.
Jet2holidays, meanwhile, was planning to operate to more than 550 resorts across the Mediterranean, the Canaries and Europe, it being licensed to carry more than 4.8 million Atol protected passengers.
The group is planning to restart limited operations from 15 July, by which time it is expected the government will have announced the UK’s first summer air bridge agreements to allow outbound tourism to resume.
Spain and Greece are thought to be likely inclusions, with Tui preparing to restart limited operations to both countries from 11 July. Portugal, France and Italy could all feature too.