With authorities taking an “overly cautious” method to reopening worldwide journey there’s a actual danger that summer time 2021 is as dangerous or worse than summer time 2020.
That’s based on the Airport Operators Affiliation (AOA), which says the present inexperienced record representing just one.7 per cent of 2019 passenger numbers.
In 2020, there have been considerably extra international locations on the journey hall record in contrast to what’s anticipated for summer time 2021 below the present traffic-light system.
Due to the bigger numbers of nations with a journey hall, passenger numbers peaked at 22 per cent of 2019 ranges in August 2020.
Even with the extra liberal journey method in 2020, UK airports misplaced out on £2.6 billion income between April to September 2020.
With passenger numbers anticipated to be at greatest comparable however most definitely worse, airports stand to lose at the least one other £2.6 billion in income once more this 12 months.
Commenting, AOA chief govt, Karen Dee, stated: “The federal government’s overly cautious method to reopening journey has real-world penalties for the 1.6 million jobs within the UK aviation and tourism industries that depend on aviation having a significant restart.
“Until the federal government makes a significant restart of aviation…