Ryanair intends to restart 40% of flights in July
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
The Irish low-cost giant has stated that it will start covering 90% of its routes with around 1000 flights a day in July. This would amount to 40% of its operations being active in more than 80 European bases.
The airline knows perfectly that their plans hang on European countries deciding to lift or maintain travel restrictions. Spain, for example, has already announced that international travellers will be obliged self-quarantine for two weeks before they’re allowed to move freely in the country.
The CEO of Ryanair, Eddie Wilson, stated that “it is time to get Europe flying again … and restart Europe’s tourism industry”.
The European Commission published yesterday is guidelines on how to reopen borders and prepare for the summer holidays.
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The statement was accompanied with strong comments regarding passengers having to self-quarantine after arriving in their destinations. The ever-controversial airline declared itself “opposed to ineffective non-scientific measures such as a two-week quarantine, which is completely unenforceable and non-science based”.
The UK government is already considering introducing a quarantine of 14 days for all international arrivals. The chief executives of airlines, such as Ryanair and EasyJet, have already written a letter to Boris Johnson expressing their disagreement with such an action.
In their opinion, safety measures such as temperature checks and masks should be enough to avoid the spread of the coronavirus.