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Wizz Air defies lockdown as Luton Airport flights set to resume

by LLB Reporter
25th Apr 20 2:57 pm

Wizz Air are set to resume flights during the coronavirus lockdown and are to start flights from Luton Airport this Friday, which goes against the government’s advice.

The budget airline that some European flights will resume from Friday at Luton Airport. However, easyJet, and British Airways flights are all grounded until further notice.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) announced  on the 6 April, against all non-essential travel, to any country in the world “indefinitely.”

The FCO said, “Travel update: The Foreign Office indefinitely advises against all non-essential global travel.”

Adding, “The situation is changing rapidly. Travellers could face severe disruption and be unable to return to the UK.“

Wizz Air’s  managing director Owain Jones said, “As we restart selected Luton flights to provide an essential service to passengers who need to travel, our primary concern is the health, safety and well-being of our customers and crew.

“The protective measures that we are implementing will ensure the most sanitary conditions possible.

“We encourage our customers to watch our new video on how to stay safe when travelling, as well as for more details on our new health and safety measures.”

But the British government have previously suggested that people should not book any holidays as there is no end in sight as to when the coronavirus lockdown will end.

Downing Street said two weeks ago, that they are “not able to say with certainty” when the social distancing measures will ease, but one MP has suggested it could be as long as 18 months.

Grant Shapps the Transport Secretary previously said, that he would be holding off himself in booking a holiday.

Ursual von der Leyen, the European Commission President, also warned holiday makers not to make any plans during the coronavirus pandemic.

She said, “We will need to learn to live with this virus for many months, probably until next year.”

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