Desperate airline company chiefs prompt Boris Johnson to give them green light

AIRLINE bosses are cautioning they require the thumbs-up for take-off within weeks to kick-start a financial boom.

8 sector chiefs have actually composed to PM Boris Johnson detailing their case.

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They alerted: “There can be no economic healing without aviation and we are positive we have the tools to make it possible for a safe and significant reboot to air travel in May.”

The reality-check letter comes ahead of the Global Travel Taskforce publishing its report around April 12.

The letter was signed by employers of British Airways, Ryanair, easyJet, Loganair, Jet2, Virgin Atlantic, TUI and trade body Airline companies UK.

International travel will not be permitted up until May 17 at the earliest however the general public are expected to be given advance cautioning whether it will resume then.

The PM will introduce a risk-based “traffic signal” system.

It will indicate no isolation for travelers in the green classification although tests pre-departure and on arrival will be needed.

Those returning from amber and red countries will need to enter quarantine or self-isolation.

The resumption of flight will enhance financial recovery.

The UK lost ₤ 11billion in GDP since of the frozen US-UK air links by the end of last year.

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A lack of visitors to the country meant a ₤ 24.7 billion loss from inbound tourism costs.

Tim Alderslade, Airlines UK president, said: “We highly think holidaymakers, business travellers and British companies reliant on air links ought to be able to require to the skies once again from Might 17.”

The Government will tomorrow provide more information on their reviews into international travel, domestic Covid certificates, spectators at pilot events and social distancing.

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