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U.K. International Travel Plan Under Threat

The coronavirus infection curve has been flattened in the U.K. amid a successful vaccination rollout effort. The aviation industry has expected Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister of Britain, would announce the reopening of the international travel on May 17. However, the government hasn’t lifted its travel restrictions. Currently, citizens must have a reasonable excuse before leaving the country, as foreign holidays are not permitted. Prime Minister Johnson said the government was “hopeful” the international travel could reopen, but he has…

UK Airlines Respond to New Travel Legislation

The industry association representing U.K. airlines has commented on new travel legislation first announced by the U.K. government on Tuesday. The move comes as the BBC reports the Government is to add a £5000 fine to coronavirus laws. The penalty would affect Britons traveling abroad for leisure. Tim Alderslade, the Chief Executive…

Ryanair, Optimistic for Summer, Adds UK Flights

Ryanair has announced that it is expanding its U.K. flight network in summer 2021 with optimism for foreign travel to return in force for the peak season. The announcement comes almost a year after the U.K. first imposed restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The low-cost airline is adding…

Northern English Airports Call for Government Support

Leaders from six North of England airports have signed a letter to the government asking for more support to help the travel sector recover from the coronavirus pandemic. The airports joined forces to urge the U.K. Government to back the sector in next week's budget. The group also requested a…

U.K. Aerospace Sector Calls on Government for Industry Support

Three organizations representing the aerospace industry in the U.K. have written to the government, calling for support to protect the sector from threats caused by COVID-19. The letter comes as the U.K. doubles down on travel restrictions amid its third national lockdown, as the government reports all travel corridors are closed and non-essential…

U.K. Introduces South American and Portuguese Travel Ban

The U.K. government has announced a new travel ban in response to a new variant of COVID-19. The new travel restrictions bar entry to the U.K. for passengers arriving from 16 countries, including many in South and Central America and Portugal from Friday 15 January at 4 a.m. The measures…

Heathrow Airport Passenger Volume Plummeted Amid The Pandemic

Heathrow Airport, the busiest airport in the UK, announced that only 22.1 million passengers traveled through the airport in 2020, a 72.7% drop compared to 2019, when the airport recorded a passenger volume of 80.9 million. In the meantime, cargo services at the airport also decreased 28.2% due to the…

New U.K. Restrictions Force Airlines to Reschedule and Cancel Flights

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced last Monday that his country was entering a new lockdown this week. Forced by the dramatic health situation due to the new COVID-19 strain, the British government ordered its citizens to stay at home unless very exceptional circumstances required. This situation will last, at…

Multiple European Countries Ban U.K. Flights Following Discovery of New…

Countries across Europe have made the decision to ban all flights arriving from the U.K. after the British government announced a new strain of the coronavirus had been discovered and had begun to spread within the country. Speaking to the country Saturday night, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a…

Aer Lingus Set to Operate Flights Between U.S. and Manchester

From the 2021 summer, Aer Lingus is starting to operate transatlantic flights between Manchester and the United States. The Irish carrier has started a new subsidiary (Aer Lingus UK) based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in order to be granted permission to carry cargo and passengers between the United Kingdom and…