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British Airways threatens to sue over government quarantine measures

Willie Walsh the chief executive of British Airways has said they are considering suing the government over their quarantine measures.

Starting from the 8 June Priti Patel the Home Secretary has ordered that all travellers entering the UK must by law quarantine for 14-days, or face fines or prosecution.

British Airways have said this could severely affect hopes that the airline will be able to resume flights in July.

Walsh told Ian King on Sky News, “I wrote to MPs last night to say the measures have torpedoed our opportunity to get flying in July.

“We think it is irrational, disproportionate and we are giving consideration to a legal challenge to this legislation. We are reviewing that with the lawyers later on today [Friday].

“I suspect there are other airlines that are doing so because there was no consultation with the industry prior to enacting this legislation and we do believe it is an irrational piece of legislation.”

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