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Wed Apr 7, 2021, 11:18 AM

UK aviation chiefs urge swift opening of travel corridor with US

(Financial Times) The chief executives of British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Heathrow airport have called for a travel corridor with the US to be opened as soon as next month, in a push to restart the industry’s most lucrative routes following more than a year of disruption.

In a rare joint plea to UK prime minister Boris Johnson, the bosses of the three companies said rapid vaccination programmes meant restarting transatlantic flying should be a priority when borders open.

“There is a great opportunity here to focus on the corridor between the US and the UK . . . the US has a hugely successful vaccination programme,” said Shai Weiss, chief executive of Virgin Atlantic.

The prime minister this week outlined cautious plans to reopen international travel. This will include the introduction of a traffic light system to grade destinations on vaccination progress, Covid-19 infection rates and the prevalence of virus variants. .............(more)


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Wed Apr 7, 2021, 11:59 AM

1. The chief executives just want the $$$$$$

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