National Express are to suspend all coach services across the UK, from 5 March until further notice, as the coronavirus crisis deepens.
Chris Hardy, managing director of National Express UK Coach said, “Passenger numbers continue to fall as the public rightly follows Government advice to avoid non-essential travel.
“The decision to temporarily suspend all services is the right one based on the current unprecedented circumstances and I hope our passengers understand this.”
Hardy added, “Our drivers, customer service teams, customer contact centre and the wider National Express team have been working incredibly hard to keep our services running safely and we thank them for their efforts.
“We are speaking to them about what this means and will continue to do all we can to support everyone who works in our business at this challenging time.
“We know this is a worrying time. We take the welfare of our customers and employees extremely seriously and will continue to take guidance from the Government to ensure we do everything we sensibly can to keep them safe.”
EasyJet said in a statement, “As a result of the unprecedented travel restrictions imposed by governments in response to the coronavirus pandemic and the implementation of national lockdowns across many European countries, easyJet has, today, fully grounded its entire fleet of aircraft.”
It has been reported that a deal has been met with Unite union and the airline, which includes cutting 80% of cabin crew, head office staff and ground crew, temporarily