Commenting on Government plans to introduce a 14-day quarantine for international travellers arriving in the UK, ADS Chief Executive Paul Everitt said:

“The Government’s quarantine proposal for international air passengers is a disappointing step that will put jobs at risk in the aviation and aerospace industries, and in the wider economy. 

“UK airlines, airports and aerospace manufacturers face an existential threat from the far-reaching impact of the current crisis.

“Before any new measures are put in place there must be consultation with industry on a pragmatic and proportionate plan to resume regular flights, protecting passengers by minimising the risk of infection while avoiding the need for quarantine arrangements. 

“Building public confidence to enable the resumption of flying is a critical starting point for recovery in our industry and sectors across the economy that rely on global movement of people and goods.”