Tag: PCR tests

Lateral flow Day 2 test date boost for half-term holidays

Welcoming the Government’s announcement that lateral flow tests will replace PCR tests for Day 2 tests from 24 October, Airport Operators Association Chief Executive Karen Dee said: “This is good news for families travelling abroad during the upcoming half-term holidays in England, Wales and ...

Gatwick boss calls for PCR tests to be scrapped

Gatwick boss calls for PCR tests to be scrapped

By Lucy Thackray | independent.co.uk With the UK lagging behind Europe in the recovery of its travel sector, the time has come to scrap travel PCR tests for the fully vaccinated, says Gatwick CEO Stewart Wingate. Reacting to news from ACI Europe that travel bookings in the UK are at around 3...

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 th...

Airports warn PM about the impact of cautious travel approach

Ahead of the 17 May restart of international travel, the Airport Operators Association and airport CEOs and Managing Directors have written to the Prime Minister to warn him that the UK’s overly cautious approach puts more than 1.5m jobs at risk. The letter also sets out the actions the airport...

IATA praise Bahrain’s flights decision

By Staff Writer, Gulf Daily News Bahrain’s decision not to lock down last year during the pandemic and to continue allowing passenger connectivity has been praised by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The global airline industry body highlighted the effective way the k...

ABTA & Airport Operators Association – UK PCR cost double the European rate

As the Government releases its Global Travel Taskforce framework, new research by ABTA, The Travel Association and the Airport Operators Association, has revealed that the cost of PCR testing for international travel in the UK is double that of testing in other European countries. With a PCR test...

Emirates to resume its A380 service to Toronto

The iconic Emirates A380 will begin serving travellers on flights to Toronto starting 16 August. The airline has so far resumed A380 operations to Amsterdam, Cairo, Paris, London Heathrow and Guangzhou (8 August) – taking its A380 network to six cities. The Emirates A380 experience remains a favou...

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