EasyJet CEO chides EU states over fragmented travel policies

posted on 15th September 2020 by Eddie Saunders
EasyJet CEO chides EU states over fragmented travel policies

PARIS (Reuters) – European governments should focus on developing coherent air travel policies as airlines struggle to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, rather than shielding national carriers, easyJet Chief Executive Johan Lundgren said on Tuesday.

Speaking at an online event with industry CEOs and EU policymakers, Lundgren blamed some of the slump in traffic on “tremendous confusion” over differing restrictions and quarantine measures.

“There needs to be a common approach when it comes to the things that have to do with testing (and) quarantine,” Lundgren said during the event hosted by Brussels-based industry group Airlines For Europe (A4E).

Reporting by Laurence Frost, editing by Sarah Young