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BA owner considers legal challenge to UK quarantine as relations fray

05 Jun 2020

LONDON The owner of British Airways is considering a legal challenge to Britain's quarantine plan, as relations between airlines and the government are frayed by steps to curb the coronavirus pandemic.

Wizz Air says expansion held back by COVID-19 but confident in long term

03 Jun 2020

LONDON Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air said its expansion plans would continue to be held back by coronavirus-related restrictions in its 2020-2021 financial year but it was confident on longer-term growth. | Video

As Lufthansa retrenches, Wizz Air looks to spread wings

03 Jun 2020

FRANKFURT/LONDON Lufthansa pledged tough restructuring on Wednesday, even as budget rival Wizz Air upgraded a Middle Eastern expansion - underscoring the contrasting fortunes among airlines grappling with the coronavirus crisis.

Budget airlines put squeeze on airports in coronavirus cost drive

28 May 2020

PARIS/LONDON European low-cost airlines are pressuring airports to slash charges in return for resuming flights, as the COVID-19 shutdown intensifies their race with traditional carriers to lower costs and win post-pandemic business.

EasyJet to cut 4,500 jobs to stay competitive after crisis

28 May 2020

LONDON Britain's easyJet plans to cut up to 4,500 jobs and shrink its fleet to adjust to the smaller travel market which is forecast to emerge from the coronavirus crisis. | Video

EasyJet founder loses bid to oust management in strategy showdown

22 May 2020

LONDON EasyJet founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou failed in his attempt to oust the airline's top three bosses on Friday, giving it a brief respite in its battle for survival during the coronavirus pandemic. | Video

EasyJet board looks set to win latest battle with Stelios

22 May 2020

LONDON EasyJet's board looks poised to win a shareholder vote on Friday and deal a blow to its founder and long-term critic over the British low-cost airline's plan to stick with a $5.5 billion (4.5 billion pounds) plane order.

EasyJet to restart some flights in June with compulsory masks

21 May 2020

LONDON British low-cost airline easyJet said it would restart a small number of flights on June 15, becoming the latest airline to plan for the return of European travel by making face masks mandatory onboard. | Video

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