The group-IAG, parent of British Airways, said on Friday to consider legal action against the government's decision to impose a quarantine for visitors arriving in the United Kingdom, a measure slammed by the aviation sector and tourism.read also : Uk: "frustration and concern" the aviation sector in the face of quarantine
"We believe that it is irrational, we believe that it is disproportionate and we are considering legal action against this legislation," said Willie Walsh, boss of IAG, on the chain Sky News. "We're going to see this with lawyers in the day," according to him. "I think that there are other airlines who do the same because it is necessary to emphasize that there has been no consultation with the sector," he added.
In the wake of these statements, the air carrier irish Ryanair has indicated from "support any legal action launched by IAG against this quarantine ineffective and useless". Willie Walsh has estimated that this measure would "torpedo" the program of resumption of flights in July.quarantine concern, the tourism sector
After having been subjected to a brutal stop of their activity for weeks because of the outbreak of coronavirus, companies in the aviation and tourism hoped to restart thanks to the déconfinement. But their plans are disrupted by the quarantine imposed starting Monday, all travelers arriving from abroad in the United Kingdom. The obnoxious boss of Ryanair, Michael O'leary, has described Thursday the quarantine as a measure "designed by Dominic Cummings for Dominic Cummings", in reference to the special adviser to the Prime minister, Boris Johnson, whose movements during the containment have caused a great deal of controversy.
Sign tensions between the government and the sector, British Airways, the largest airline in the United Kingdom, has refused to participate in a meeting on the subject Thursday with the minister of the Interior, Priti Patel. The company's decision has angered the union Unite, who considers "irresponsible" to snub a meeting meant to find a solution to the problem, as jobs are at stake.
The government is considering at the same time to introduce air bridges with certain countries, which would thus avoid many passengers entering the United Kingdom to observe the quarantine. According to a study by the firm Survey Monkey, published in the beginning of the week, the business travel and hospitality sector, think of laying off up to 60% of their staff in the event of introduction of a quarantine.The editorial team conseilleRoyaume-Kingdom: the case of Cummings sows discord among conservateursTourisme: Leboncoin defies Booking and AirbnbAucun comment
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