The Health Secretary has highlighted that most British people are unlikely able to take foreign holidays this summer because of the coronavirus outbreak.
As the government is gradually opening parts of the economy, Ryanair is making plans to start services in July. Airlines are also coming up with detailed plans to restart flights.
Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary, in another blow to airlines and ferry firms said that it`s “likely to be the case” there won`t be a normal summer holiday season. He also said that the traditional big-break holiday season is unlikely.
However, some business owners who rely on summer vacations for massive amounts of profit are might find it difficult to strictly adhere to all regulations and coronavirus restrictions.
The government`s proposal to introduce a two-week quarantine for air passengers in order to prevent a second wave of the outbreak infuriated airlines which planned to resume flying in the coming months. Last month Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary said that leaving the middle seat free to help social distancing was “idiotic”. He said that he planned to sell as many seats as possible this summer.
On Tuesday Virgin Atlantic released its summer schedule assuring more flights Tel Aviv as well as routes linking Florida with Manchester, Glasgow, London Heathrow and Belfast after it pulled out of Gatwick.
Financially, airlines and the travel industry have been amongst the biggest losers because of the international lockdown. Due to aircraft fleets being grounded, thousands of job cuts were announced and most people lost their jobs.