EasyJet’s chief working officer Peter Bellew has resigned after the airline struggled with last-minute cancellations and main schedule modifications this summer season.
Bellew, who had been within the submit for two-and-a-half years, resigned with impact from Friday (1 July) to “pursue different enterprise alternatives”. David Morgan has been appointed to steer operations as interim COO, reporting on to easyJet’s CEO Johan Lundgren.
Morgan has been with easyJet since 2016 and beforehand spent nearly one yr as interim COO in 2019 when he additionally oversaw operations.
Lundgren added: “Everybody at easyJet stays completely targeted on delivering a protected and dependable operation this summer season.
“I’m happy that operations can be within the very succesful palms of David Morgan who can transfer seamlessly into this position having beforehand led the operation, as interim chief working officer, all through 2019.
“David has important expertise and deep information of the enterprise and operation and can present sturdy management for the airline this summer season.”
The airline stated it had “taken pre-emptive motion to construct additional resilience for the summer season”. EasyJet burdened that it was working as much as 1,700 each day flights, regardless of having to cut its schedule at key airports equivalent to London Gatwick and Amsterdam Schiphol.