EasyJet calls for more UK state support for airline industry

Sector facing ‘worst threat in its history’ as carrier forecasts losses of up to £845m, its first ever loss

EasyJet has demanded a bespoke support package for the airline industry as it warned it was on course to be more than £800m in the red this year, its first annual loss in its 25-year history.

The airline said it expected to make a pre-tax loss of between £815m and £845m for the year to 30 September 2020.

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