AOA: Overly cautious approach reinforces need for further support

posted on 27th August 2021 by Eddie Saunders
AOA: Overly cautious approach reinforces need for further support

Commenting on the update to the international travel country listings, Karen Dee, Chief Executive of the Airport Operators Association said:

“Whilst all extensions of the green list are welcome, the continuing overly cautious approach to international travel only serves to reinforce how long the road to recovery for our airports remains. 

“After another summer of historically low passenger numbers which has left us lagging behind our European neighbours, we urge the Government to be much more ambitious in opening up international travel, reduce the cost of testing and replace expensive PCR tests with more rapid and affordable test for low-risk nations. 

“Aviation remains a long way off a full recovery and with over half of all aviation employees remaining on furlough, it is vital that the Government provide ongoing financial and employment support to avoid further job losses as a direct result of their overly cautious and damaging approach to international travel.”