Airlines UK statement on quarantine announcement

June 3rd, 2020

Responding to today’s quarantine announcement, Tim Alderslade, CEO of Airlines UK, the industry association representing UK-registered carriers, said:

“We need to see much more clarity on air bridges over the coming days. The key thing is that they are established as soon as possible alongside the FCO travel advice being changed, and ideally before the review on 29 June. Airlines can’t start up operations overnight and any announcement isn’t going to trigger bookings and flights for several weeks. If Government leave it too late we run the risk of the summer season being over and losing out to other countries who are starting to open up their borders now.”