An EasyJet A319 in Munich. British Airways is in the process of creating a leisure travel-focused subsidiary to compete against low-cost carriers such as EasyJet. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Fabian Behr)

EasyJet to Offer Pilots Alternative to Layoffs

In a move that may become increasingly common among airlines seeking to avoid layoffs, EasyJet will be offering pilots an alternative to being made redundant. The plan will offer pilots seasonal contracts, working for parts of the year and taking the rest of the year off. The offer comes as airlines across the globe are facing massive layoffs and losses amid the downturn in demand from the COVID-19 pandemic. EasyJet has offered its pilots numerous alternatives to help mitigate the…