IAG, parent company of British Airways and Iberia, among others, is starting a lawsuit against the British government about the plans for mandatory quarantine of passengers against the corona virus. IAG does this together with easyJet and Ryanair.
Britain plans to self-isolate all travelers entering the country for two weeks from next week. In a joint statement, the airlines report that the plan “will have a devastating effect on the tourism industry with thousands of jobs lost.” They now demand that a judge consider their complaints.
The fleet of IAG and other companies has been grounded for months due to the virus outbreak. Quarantine measures are now being relaxed in many countries and companies hope to make good some of the damage caused by the corona crisis in the summer months, which are important for aviation.