Easyjet boss beats up Boris over travel restrictions when the low-cost airline starts up the flight schedule
The head of Easyjet blew travel restrictions on fully vaccinated Britons when the low-cost airline increased its flight schedule.
CEO Johan Lundgren said that “expensive and unnecessary testing” for low risk destinations “just doesn’t make sense”.
Britain’s largest low-cost airline will hit around 60 percent of pre-pandemic levels this summer.
Easyjet boss Johan Lundgren (pictured) said “expensive and unnecessary testing” for low-risk destinations “just doesn’t make sense”.
It is desperate to salvage its most lucrative season after losing £ 3.5m a day in the quarter through June.
Easyjet said it needed to become less dependent on the UK and has added more flights between continental cities as European countries eased travel restrictions faster.
Around two thirds of bookings come from Europe – where they would normally be shared equally with the UK.
Lundgren said, “You can go to a very crowded nightclub with no face mask and no vaccination and no testing, but you cannot fly and lie on a low risk beach that has shown much lower infection rates in the UK and” You will [subject to] different kinds of unnecessarily expensive tests and requirements, it just doesn’t make sense. ‘
He said the UK was moving in the right direction in opening up, but “many, many more destinations” should be on the green list.
Lundgren added, “Unnecessary testing should not be done as it will limit travel for millions of passengers on an unfair and non-scientific basis.”
Brits returning from “green list” countries must take a test before they return and book and pay for another test when they arrive in England.
The airline announced it posted a loss of £ 318million in the most recent quarter when it operated just 17 percent of its flights in 2019 and every third seat remained empty.
Income was £ 213 million – a sharp increase from the £ 7 million raised at the same time last year when the first and most restrictive lockdowns were in place.