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EasyJet finds an easy way to deal with staff shortages



Britain’s largest budget airline is coming up with a way to deal with staff shortages – and it’s quite an original

As businesses right across the world continue to battle staff shortages, British budget airline EasyJet is finding new ways to adapt to the issue.

The carrier plans to remove seats on some of its planes this summer so that it can operate flights with fewer cabin crew.

EasyJet is one of hundreds battling staff shortages as it attempts to return to pre-pandemic levels of service, with many others struggling to operate flights due to crew shortages.

EasyJet says by taking out the back row of seating on some of its planes, it will be able to operate a flight using three cabin crew members instead of four.

EasyJet will strip off an entire row of seats on the airline’s A319s.

Civil Aviation Authority safety laws require three cabin crew to every 50 seats, irrespective of the number of passengers on the flight

A company spokesperson said that the decision will ‘build additional resilience and flexibility’ allowing smoother operations for the carrier.

The seats will be removed from the airline’s A319 jets, one of the smallest aircraft in the EasyJet fleet.

The changes would limit numbers on board to a maximum of 150 passengers.

Anthony Lucas is reporter, presenter and social media producer with ticker News. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Professional Communication, with a major in Journalism from RMIT University as well as a Diploma of Arts and Entertainment journalism from Collarts. He’s previously worked for 9 News, ONE FM Radio and Southern Cross Austerio’s Hit Radio Network. 


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