Coronavirus: EasyJet eases financial pressure as lockdowns force flight cuts

EasyJet has boosted its coronavirus-hit finances by a further £131m and admitted it currently only expects to offer a fifth of its services up to the year's end, which includes the crucial Christmas season.

The low-cost carrier said renewed COVID-19 lockdowns in key markets of England, France and Germany had forced it to scale back expectations for flight schedules to 20% from 25%.

But the company insisted that should it witness a shift in demand, it could act to meet any surge in bookings.