Covid has left easyJet ‘hanging by thread’, union official tells staff

Airline denies suggestion made in leaked recording of conference call

The coronavirus pandemic has left easyJet “hanging by a thread” and at risk of going under without a summer resurgence of passenger numbers, a union official told pilots during talks over potential redundancies.

In a conference call with staff, a recording of which was passed to the Guardian, pilots’ union official Martin Entwisle said: “If easyJet don’t have a good summer and make money next summer, I suspect none of us will have a job this time next year.”

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