IATA: PM Boris Johnson Must Include Air Transport in UK Economic Restart Plans | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-Monday

Airborne Unmanned

Airborne Unlimited-Tuesday Airborne Special Edition Airborne Flight Training

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne-ANN Airborne Unlimited--04.05.21 Airborne-Unmanned--04.06.20 Airborne Unlimited--04.07.21 Airborne Special Edition--04.01.21 Airborne-Flight Training--04.08.20 Airborne Unlimited--04.09.21

Airborne On YouTube

Airborne Unlimited--04.05.21

Airborne-Unmanned--04.06.20

Airborne Unlimited--04.07.21 Airborne Special Edition--04.01.21 Airborne-Flight Training--04.08.20

Airborne Unlimited--04.09.21

Sun, Feb 21, 2021

IATA: PM Boris Johnson Must Include Air Transport in UK Economic Restart Plans

Prior To COVID-19, The UK Aviation Industry Supported Around 960,000 Jobs

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the UK government to include a vision for lifting border restrictions and restarting air transport in its recovery plans for the UK economy, due to be outlined on 22 February by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

The COVID-19 shutdown of the UK economy has resulted in the biggest one-year decline in GDP since 1709. Air passenger numbers fell by 76% in 2020. London lost its position as the world’s most connected city. Around 860,000 aviation, travel and tourism jobs were lost or sustained only due to government furlough schemes. If current border restrictions remain in place, there is no prospect of a recovery in air transport and these negative impacts will continue, damaging the UK economy for a generation or more.

Prior to COVID-19, the UK aviation industry supported around 960,000 jobs and GBP 57 billion in GDP (direct, indirect or induced impacts). A further 465,000 jobs were supported through aviation-related travel and tourism. It is therefore vital that the air transport industry is included in the government’s plan for rolling back lockdown restrictions.

“We recognize that the government has a difficult balancing act between unlocking the economy and safeguarding public health. We are not demanding a date for border restrictions to be lifted. But Prime Minister Johnson must set out a vision for how international travel can and will be restarted as the pandemic ends. That vision would include explaining how a phased reduction of restrictions would work, and the levels to which infections or hospitalizations would need to fall to trigger those reductions. With this science-based approach locked in, the industry and the public will have the certainty to plan for take-off,” said Rafael Schvartzman, IATA’s Regional Vice President for Europe.

FMI: www.iata.org

Advertisement

More News

Rocket Lab Will Attempt Electron Booster Recovery on Next Mission

Rocket Lab Hopes to Make 'Electron' The First Reusable Orbital Small Launch Vehicle Rocket Lab reports that on its next mission the company will attempt to bring a rocket back from>[...]

Airborne 04.09.21: Skyleader 600, UPS Commits To eVTOL, F-15EX 'Eagle II'

Also: Western Global Pilots, Tamarack Touts Aiken, Metro Delivers EC145E, FRASCA On TH-73A Program One of the new aircraft you might see at Sun ‘n Fun next week is an excepti>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.09.21): ODALS-Omnidirectional Approach Lighting System

ODALS-Omnidirectional Approach Lighting System Consists of seven omnidirectional flashing lights located in the approach area of a nonprecision runway. Five lights are located on t>[...]

Klyde Morris (04.09.21)

Klyde Is Simply Not A Fan Of The Green New Deal... FMI: www.klydemorris.com>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.10.21): Notices To Airmen Publication

Notices To Airmen Publication A publication issued every 28 days, designed primarily for the pilot, which contains NOTAMs, graphic notices, and other information considered essenti>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2021 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC