EasyJet and Virgin Atlantic ban alcohol on all flights to limit contact amid coronavirus
- Some major airlines will not alcohol on certain flights due to coronavirus
- EasyJet and Virgin Atlantic say no alcohol will be sold on all flights this summer
- British Airways will keep selling it on long-haul flights but not on short-haul ones
- Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19
EasyJet and Virgin Atlantic have banned alcohol on all flights to limit contact between passengers and crew to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
British Airways has suspended alcohol on short-haul trips.
EasyJet passengers will be limited to a glass of water, with food service also suspended.
Three airlines – EasyJet, Virgin Atlantic and British Airways – have said they will not serve alcohol on certain flights this summer to limit the amount of contact between passengers on board the aircraft
BA say they will sell alcohol on long-haul flights but short-haul passengers will be limited to a bottle of water and one bag of snacks
Virgin Atlantic will not sell alcohol when long-haul flights resume on July 20 and will serve economy passengers three course meals in pre-prepared boxes.
British Airways will still serve alcohol on long-haul flights, but on short-haul trips refreshments will be limited to a complimentary bottle of water with biscuits, pretzels or crisps.
Meals will be served in boxes from Tuesday, including in first class.
The airlines say the measures are temporary and will be kept under review.
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