Sumary of British Airways returns staff to furlough:
- British Airways has put thousands of staff back on the government furlough scheme following delays to the reopening of international travel..
- The flag-carrier had begun to bring people back ahead of the easing of restrictions on foreign holidays on May 17th..
- However, a decision to remove Portugal from the safe travel list, essentially closed outbound travel for the foreseeable future..
- Only a small number of countries remain on the green list, including St Helena and Gibraltar, meaning travellers do not have to quarantine on their return..
- Many will go onto the flexible furlough scheme and work part time, in the hope international travel will recommence soon..
- “However, it is vital the government follows its risk-based framework to re-open international travel as soon as possible, putting more low-risk countries, like the US, on its green list at the next available opportunity.”.
- British Airways joined a number of carriers in calling for the reopening of transatlantic travel earlier this week – a demand that was subsequently ignored by the government…