Following Bellew's dismissal, the company appointed David Morgan, as interim chief operating officer.

The low-cost airline's executive chairman, Johan Lundgren, thanked Bellew in a statement for his "hard work" and wished him "the best" for the future. “Everyone at easyJet remains absolutely focused on running a safe and reliable operation this summer,” said Lundgren, as the airline faces increasing pressure to reduce current flight schedule changes.

The aviation sector is experiencing problems managing the increase in demand for air travel, at the same time as suffering from a shortage of staff. So far this summer, easyJet has been forced to cancel thousands of flights due to a shortage of workers.