EasyJet chief operating officer resigns amid anger over flight chaos

The airline has been one of the worst hit for cancellations as Scotland's school holidays get under way.

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The airline has been one of the worst hit for cancellations as Scotland's school holidays get under way.

EasyJet’s chief operating officer Peter Bellew has resigned amid growing anger over flight disruption.

The airline has been one of the worst hit for cancellations in recent months axing thousands of flights, including many on the day they were due to depart.

As Scotland’s school holidays get under way, holidaymakers face travel chaos as airline workers plan a series of strikes this summer.

EasyJet workers are among staff at several aviation firms staging walkouts in London and across Europe in July over pay and working conditions.

Last month, EasyJet pilots warned the worst of flight disruption is yet to come as they criticised the airline’s top brass in a blistering letter to its CEO.

On Monday, the firm announced the resignation of its chief operating officer.

EasyJet chief executive Johan Lundgren said: “I would like to thank Peter for his hard work and wish him well.

“Everyone at easyJet remains absolutely focused on delivering a safe and reliable operation this summer.”

The aviation sector is struggling to cope with the rising demand for travel amid staff shortages and difficulties obtaining security clearance for new recruits.

Trade union Unite last month claimed there was a “lack of leadership” within EasyJet, and Mr Bellew should be “taking control of this situation”.