Ryanair says it will continue flying to Spain from the United Kingdom in spite of the imposition of a quarantine


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The irish airline low cost Ryanair had indicated on Monday that it will continue to to operate its flight schedule in the usual manner between the United Kingdom and Spain , despite the fact that the british Government has re-imposed a quarantine on travelers arriving from the airports. In declarations to the chain to BBC, the chief financial officer of Ryanair, Neil Sorahan, reiterated that the “market is open” and that the “calendar is active”, so it will continue to operate to and from Spain “as normal”.

The manager said that the company “remains under review” all of its operations at the same time that it continues to reactivating its program of flights, after you cancel 99% of their journeys during the confinement decreed by the pandemic coronavirus.

The british Government announced last Saturday that the travellers arriving to the Uk from Spain will have to comply with a quarantine of fourteen days for the increase of the COVID-19, between critical sectors affected by the lack of notice about the measure.

Losses for the pandemic

The “biggest fear” of Ryanair is now a “second wave” of the Covid-19 in “all of Europe” , warned the irish airline, after announcing Monday that it lost 185 million during the fiscal first quarter (April-June) by the health crisis in a period that the irish airline considers as the “most difficult” of his 35 years of history.

The company recalled that the restraints enacted in Europe by the coronavirus caused a fall of 99% in its traffic between April and June of 2020 , while in the quarter of the previous year their profits were 243 million euros.

The leading airline in Europe in the sector of low-cost, also indicated that 99% of their fleet remained on the ground during the restrictions and caused thousands of cancellations, but noted that it expected to conclude the return of more than 90% of them by the end of this month.

Ryanair said in a statement that the figure of losses is less than the anticipated few weeks ago, , when the stood at 232 million euros, but warned that it is “impossible” to predict now if it will benefit at the end of the fiscal year (march 31) due to the uncertainties presented by the pandemic.

The thread of the collapse of the sale of tickets, the airline had a turnover during the first quarter was € 125 million, 95% less than in the same period of the previous year.

After leaving earth in around 99% of their planes at the beginning of march, Ryanair started to operate 40% of the program of flights usual at the end of June, taking advantage of the desescalada initiated in several countries.