UK airlines statement on EU Commission recommendation on restoration of essential travel between UK and EU

December 22nd, 2020

Responding to the recommendation from the European Commission that essential travel between the UK and EU should resume, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association representing UK-registered carriers, said:

“We note the Commission’s guidance but clearly this now needs to be enacted by EU member states, who have so far put in place their own rules. It remains to be seen what action they will take but our position remains that testing rather than flight bans is the only way to facilitate travel and get the economy and aviation moving again.”