The government are now “working actively” to replace the 14-day quarantine for flight arrivals into the UK, EasyJet chief executive Johan Lundgren said.
This has raised hopes for airline chiefs that families will be able to go on holidays abroad this summer, and Lundgren is “optimistic” this will happen in the coming months.
Grant Shapps Transport Secretary is pushing hard for “air bridges” to be in place with countries who have low virus levels.
The current 14-day quarantine measures that came into force on 8 June will be reviewed at the end of the month.
Lundgren was asked on BBC Breakfast how likely will it be people can have holidays abroad, he replied with, “I’m optimistic about that.”
He said, “I do think that the government is working actively on solutions on how they can progress throughout this period where the quarantine has been put in place and we hope that that will be replaced soon with a better alternative.”