Covid-19, UK airlines plan to protest asking for relaxation of rules

A number of British airlines and travel agency companies are planning a 'day of action' for Wednesday, 23 June 2021, to put pressure on the UK Government to relax travel rules due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This protest plan came weeks before the peak of summer occurred.

UMMATIMES - Several travel agency companies in the UK are desperate not to miss the opportunity after last summer was lost due to the impact of Covid-19. The UK is still in quarantine, which is strict.

The peak of summer in England begins in July. On Thursday, 17 June 2021, Ryanair and Manchester Airports Group have filed a lawsuit asking the UK to relax the rules before the airline's most lucrative season begins.

Through the 'day of action' on Wednesday, pilots, cabin crew and travel agency entrepreneurs will gather in Westminster, the central area of ​​London, England. Airports across the UK are trying to garner support for the movement.

The aviation industry in the UK has been hit harder by the Covid-19 pandemic than any other country in Europe. Data published by BALPA shows flights in and out of the UK fell by 73 percent compared to the months before the Covid-19 pandemic.

The decline was the largest in Europe. Spain, Greece and France also experienced declines, but less than 60 percent.

The data also shows that UK airports have been badly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Traffic in and out of Gatwick airport in London even fell by 92 percent. Gatwick is the second busiest airport in the UK.