Brexit Uncertainty Not Harming easyJet Forward Bookings

Northern Ireland largest carrier easyJet is well prepared for Brexit, even if the UK leaves without a deal

According to the airline’s Chief Executive Johan Lundgren, Brexit uncertainty is not hurting sales even if there is no deal when the UK leaves the EU at the end of March.

EasyJet bookings have not shown any reduction, indeed next summer’s sales are slightly ahead of summer sales a year ago.

“There doesn’t seem to be any concern for people to book their holidays and go away for next summer,” said Mr Lundgren. “We’ve been preparing ourselves for the past two years for any scenario, a deal or a no deal.”

The easyJet chief said that by the time the UK leaves the EU the airline times to have more than 50 per cent of its shareholders from outside the UK and from other EU countries – up from 47 per cent – to comply with EU rules.

Low cost rivals Ryanair has on several occasions warned that Brexit could force carriers to ground flights.