UK airlines welcome Job Retention Scheme extension but more action required to protect world-leading aviation sector

May 12th, 2020

Responding to the announcement by the Chancellor that the Job Retention Scheme will be extended until the end of October, Tim Alderslade, CEO of Airlines UK, the industry association representing UK-registered carriers, said:

“This is a welcome announcement and we are pleased that from August staff will be allowed to come back to work part-time. With aviation’s recovery due to be prolonged and uncertain owing to ongoing travel restrictions, including the 14-day quarantine period proposed by the Government, more action is needed to protect our world leading aviation sector. Our focus remains on working with Government on the measures required to allow for an effective re-start and recovery of our industry.”