Flying is ‘safer than going into a supermarket’ says Wizz Air CEO

SourceCNBC
SectorTransport
CountryGCC

A cabin crew member wearing a protective face mask on board an aircraft operated by Wizz Air on May 25, 2020.Akos Stiller | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesThe chief executive of a European airline says that flying is safer than shopping for groceries in terms of the risk catching coronavirus.Jozsef Varadi, CEO of Wizz Air, told CNBC's Squawk Box Europe: "We don't know a single case globally that someone would have been infected by flying, so flying is a very safe activity, it's a lot safer than going to the supermarket or even meeting your friend," he stated.Varadi said that as it operates a young fleet, with aircraft averaging five years of age, filtration systems meant air quality is "comparable to an intensive care unit of a hospital." "By engineering and ...read more...