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 -- Most Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne-Monday

Airborne-Tuesday

Airborne-Wednesday Airborne-Thursday

Airborne-Friday

Airborne On YouTube

Airborne-Unlimited-07.15.24

Airborne-NextGen-07.09.24

Airborne-Unlimited-07.10.24

Airborne-FlightTraining-07.11.24

Airborne-Unlimited-07.12.24

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

Classic Aero-TV: Lightspeed Aviation’s Delta Zulu Headset

From 2023 (YouTube Version): Advent of the Age of Safety Wearables The paramountcy of a pilot’s headset to the safety and enjoyment of flight cannot be overstated. It is the >[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.13.24)

Aero Linx: Planes of Fame Air Museum The story of the Planes of Fame Air Museum is the story of one man’s vision. Ed Maloney knew that protecting our aviation history was imp>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.13.24): Minimum Sector Altitude [ICAO]

Minimum Sector Altitude [ICAO] The lowest altitude which may be used under emergency conditions which will provide a minimum clearance of 300 m (1,000 feet) above all obstacles loc>[...]

Klyde Morris (07.12.24)

It's All A Matter of Attitude, Klyde FMI: www.klydemorris.com>[...]

Airborne 07.08.24: Polaris Dawn!, RCAF at Osh, “That’s All, Brother”

Also: Eco Aero-Vandalism, Simulated Mars, KC-46A Pegasus Record, USAF Warrant Officers Polaris Dawn is the first of the Polaris Program, a series of three planned space missions al>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2024 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC