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Jet2 firm has suspended all flights and holidays up to and including 23 June over uncertainty due to UK government travel proposals, the CEO has announced.

It comes as travel industry leaders criticised the government’s new plans to allow international travel to continue from 17 May as unaffordable and risked “making flying only for the wealthy”.

EasyJet plc, styled as easyJet, is a British multinational low-cost airline group headquartered at London Luton Airport. It operates domestic and international scheduled services on over 1,000 routes in more than 30 countries via its affiliate airlines.

Boris Johnson has said that he wants to make things “as easy as possible” for those wanting to travel abroad.

In response to easyJet chief executive Johan Lundgren, the Prime Minister says “we need to be realistic”.

Johan was among the many travel industry leaders who showed anger at the lack of clarity in the Government’s plan for foreign travel.

The easyJet boss criticised the ‘traffic light’ scheme that would potentially see travellers needing to pay for expensive coronavirus tests.

He said this could lead to international travel only being ‘for people who can afford it.’Johan Ludgren told BBC Breakfast: “It should not be needed to put any more complexities and cost in order to travel to and from those destinations, but what the Government came up with yesterday was that they were looking to introduce a two-test system, which means that, even in those green countries, that green category of destinations, you would still need to take on additional cost to do so.

Source: Independent.co.uk

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