UK government

Heathrow calls for the expansion of government’s ‘green’ list

Restriction-free travel has been limited to a small number of countries, with no indication of which destinations may be added for the summer

MPs call on the chancellor to introduce duty free on arrival shops

More than 60 members of parliament and peers signed a letter urging the government to support the travel industry

London Luton welcomes airspace modernisation funding

With government help, the industry can identify how to create quicker, quieter and cleaner journeys

New survey reveals potential summer rebound for UK holidaymakers

Results suggest that passengers would be happy to adapt to a post COVID-19 world, with regular testing and proof of vaccinations

Gatwick Airport reports £465m annual loss in 2020

The UK government’s plans to reopen air travel has provided hope for recovery in summer 2021

IATA and BAR UK call for the sector to be included in recovery plans

Both associations believe Boris Johnson needs to include plans for the aviation industry in his address on February 22

Business rates relief for airports brings less than fortnight of respite, says AOA

The current tax relief programme for the industry is expected to bring only 13 days of respite

AOA recovery plan highlights need for government support

The report calls for financial aid for the industry, as well as new strategies to remove travel bans and quarantine measures

Heathrow set to launch rapid testing pilot

The government-led initiative will help to identify how rapid testing could be used to reopen society

UK government opens Airport and Ground Operations Support scheme

The AOA feels this is not enough to ensure economic recovery and job security within the industry