Tag: quarantine

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary calls UK travel quarantine ‘a shambles’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Michael O’Leary wants to see coronavirus testing at UK airports The UK’s travel quarantine policy is a “shambles of mismanagement”, Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has said. In an interview with the BBC, Mr O’Leary said the UK and Irish Governments “stand indicted”. He said the UK quarantine was “lumpy and defective” and that the UK… Read more →

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EasyJet: Flyers frustrated at changing quarantine

Image copyright Getty Images EasyJet says it is expecting to fly fewer passengers because consumer confidence has been hit by UK coronavirus quarantine measures. The airline expanded its schedule to 40% of its normal capacity last month, but now says it expects that to fall. “Customer confidence to make travel plans has been negatively affected” by “constantly evolving government restrictions”,… Read more →

Heathrow: Coronavirus quarantine ‘strangling UK economy’

Image copyright Getty Images Heathrow Airport’s boss has warned quarantine restrictions are “strangling the UK economy”, and renewed calls for Covid-19 testing at airports. Thousands of jobs are being lost because Britain is being cut off from key markets, said chief executive John Holland-Kaye. The warning came as Heathrow reported passenger traffic in July plunged 88%. The government has said… Read more →

Coronavirus: Tui scraps Spanish holidays over quarantine ‘blow’

Image copyright Getty Images The UK’s biggest tour operator, Tui, has cancelled all mainland Spanish holidays until 9 August. The move comes after the government imposed a 14-day quarantine on people arriving in the UK from Spain. The firm said all those going to the Balearic and Canary Islands could still travel as planned from Monday, although flights before then… Read more →

BA, Ryanair and EasyJet launch fight over ‘devastating’ quarantine plan

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Airlines across the world have grounded aircraft amid the pandemic British Airways, Ryanair and EasyJet have filed a formal legal challenge to the government’s quarantine policy. The airlines say the policy will have “a devastating effect on British tourism and the wider economy” and destroy thousands of jobs. They have applied for a judicial… Read more →

Coronavirus: BA threatens legal action over quarantine plans

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Airlines across the world grounded aircraft after passenger numbers collapsed British Airways owner IAG is considering mounting a legal challenge to quarantine rules which are due to come into effect on Monday. The dramatic move marks another sign of a breakdown in relations between the airline and the UK government. IAG boss Willie Walsh… Read more →