• Travel bans deepen crisis for UK aviation and threaten slower recovery for aerospace manufacturers.
  • Government must create resilient protocols for international travel that allow passengers to book with confidence.

New travel restrictions are again having a severe impact on aviation, threatening further delay to recovery in demand for air travel and the tens of thousands of UK jobs that rely on aerospace manufacturing.

ADS Chief Executive Paul Everitt said:

“New restrictions on travel are having a serious impact on aviation. This is a major setback in what is already a long road to recovery for the UK aerospace industry.

“There is not yet a resilient regime in place that ensures international travel continues through the ongoing pandemic.

“Government must urgently convene its Global Travel Taskforce to establish protocols that give confidence to passengers and to our international partners.”