The largest British airlines filed a lawsuit against the authorities because of the introduction of quarantine.
British Airways, EasyJet, and Ryanair will challenge in court the decision of the British government to impose a mandatory two-week quarantine for passengers arriving in the United Kingdom.
This was announced by the international aviation holding IAG, which includes British Airways. In a joint statement, the airline noted that the government’s plan has many shortcomings.
The air transportation market in the country has fallen by more than 90%. Due to the crisis, British Airlines has reduced 12 thousand jobs, Ryanair – 3000, EasyJet – 4500.
Airlines are proposing a return to the idea of quarantine for passengers arriving from countries at high risk. Industry officials say the government’s decision will erase their plans to restore air travel, deliver a massive blow to the tourism sector, and leave the British unable to go on holiday abroad this year.