15 January 2021
Matthew Fell, Chief UK Policy Director, said:
“Health comes first, and firms affected will understand the government must act to protect people from new COVID-19 variants. This action also underscores the need for effective vaccines and testing regimes to be rolled out rapidly worldwide.
“While done with the best of intentions this will undoubtedly come as a further blow to aviation industry, which has already suffered significantly during the crisis, highlighting the need for targeted fiscal support.
“Close coordination with business and further measures to rebuild demand will be essential for reenergising the aviation sector as restrictions begin to lift.”