Customers can book flights for 29.99 pounds ($35.87) one way to
any discounted destination between Oct. 25 and Feb. 28, 2021,
under the week-long offer, which opened on Wednesday.
Airlines are facing a cash squeeze from collapsed forward
bookings, as travel restrictions designed to hamper the spread
of the virus bring many carriers to a near-halt and passengers
seek refunds on cancelled flights.
Many have waived change fees, and the move by easyJet adds more
incentive for customers to rebook rather than cancel - as well
as courting new long-term holiday reservations from European
consumers increasingly under lockdown.
The offer comes a day after Britain urged citizens to avoid
non-essential foreign travel for the next 30 days. EasyJet had
already warned on Monday that the coronavirus could ground the
majority of its fleet.
The airline said its ticket sale would "allow many customers who
have had their recent travel plans disrupted even more choice of
dates to move their flights to", including Christmas.
($1 = 0.8361 pounds)
(Reporting by Laurence Frost; Editing by Mark Potter)
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