After the crisis is before the crisis. Or So feel many of the employees of Easyjet who are stationed in Berlin. Because of the Berlin base of the British low cost carrier, it no longer goes on as before, the Corona-Lockdown. According to matching media, Easyjet reduced the size of reports to the airports Tegel and Schönefeld its fleet, puts many employees in front of the door and also allows Lufthansa to cheer. For Lufthansa, the new orientation of Easyjet, an important piece of filet of one's own strategy, so to speak, exclusively on the silver plate to be served.Easyjet: Berlin is a loss-maker
the rbb reported, among other things, citing internal documents, that Easyjet have decided to reduce the number of the Berlin-stationed aircraft from 34 to 18. Thus, less employees are needed. More than 700 people lose their Job. Stephan Erler, for the German market, the competent Easyjet Manager, speaks of the still existing challenges, "which have made it so far impossible to be in Berlin profitable". In other words: Easyjet is doing with the operation in Berlin losses. Erler says: "The rest of the network is able to compensate for this."
While Berlin plays in the plans of Easyjet continue to have an important role, but in a smaller scale. The focus is therefore on "to do what is for the company, its long-term existence and its success properly," says Easyjet chief Johan Lundgren.intra-German Connections
fall In a first measure, has decided to Easyjet seem to focus in the future on certain routes. For example, to high-demand destinations in Europe and to holiday destinations. No longer part of the Easyjet strategy, in contrast, are inner-German flights. "Some routes will be adjusted due to the lack of profit prospects. This also includes the intra-German Business deals," says Erler. more You are no longer bookable.
And that is exactly the point of happy Lufthansa. As with the Easyjet decision, Lufthansa, together with the belonging to the group of Euro wings again unrivalled in the national air traffic. Easyjet had taken over some of the inner-German Connections of the insolvent Air Berlin. Flights from Berlin, instead of found, among other things, to Düsseldorf, Cologne, Munich and Stuttgart. Actually, you should start from September. Nothing will come of it now. The result is that Lufthansa can dictate the prices on these routes at will. Flights are likely to be teu(r)he.Corona-Roulette: no one can in the future
a second wave, however, Remains, will not only recover the flight-business and (more). And then it is quite possible that Easyjet makes its Berlin based re-grow. In the short term is not to be expected, of course, rather to the year 2022, or even 2023-related.
And that's why the Status quo for the affected employees is of course a hard blow. One that was not expected, apparently, to. A flight attendant said, for example, compared to the rbb: "We have already assumed that there will be a reduction. But it comes so hard, is really disappointing."air traffic control makes to fly from Germany is expensive
Not to forget is also that for many Airlines, the German air traffic tax is an additional burden. Although the tax is primarily for the protection of the climate, but also for higher costs. For every passenger who takes off from Germany to a destination in Europe, you have to pay an airline currently 12,90 Euro. In large parts of North Africa and the Middle East 32,67 Euro per passenger will be charged. Other inter-continental Connections are even connected to a surcharge of 58,82 EUR.
This article was written by Hayo Lücke
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