LONDON (Reuters) – Ryanair (I:) will not cancel flights to and from the United Kingdom despite the government introducing a 14-day quarantine for international travellers because it is seeing thousands of Britons booking holidays, boss Michael O’Leary said on Monday.
Ryanair, Europe’s biggest budget airline, easyJet (L:) and BA-owner IAG (L:) have launched the early stage of a legal protest against the quarantine which is designed to prevent a second surge of COVID-19.
Asked whether Ryanair would cancel July and August flights if the quarantine remained in place during those months, O’Leary said: “No, because the flights are full outbound of the UK. British people are ignoring this quarantine, they know it’s rubbish.”
“Ryanair is operating a thousand daily flights to points all over Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece from the 1st of July, the 2nd, the 3rd and every day after that.”
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