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EasyJet has said it can get almost its entire fleet in the air to take holidaymakers to “green list” destinations this summer, as the airline reported a £700m loss and 90% plunge in passenger numbers in the six months to the end of March.

Johan Lundgren, easyJet’s chief executive, said: “With leisure travel taking off in the UK again earlier this week where we are the largest operator to green list countries… With so many European governments easing restrictions to open up travel again, we are ready to significantly ramp up our flying for the summer with a view to maximising the opportunities we see in Europe.

Related: EasyJet is ready to fly travellers to green list countries using ‘90% of fleet’

Britain’s Prince William has said he has received his first dose of a coronavirus vaccine.

Reuters report that William, 38, who contracted Covid-19 last year, said he had received the shot on Tuesday.

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