AOA response to Chancellor’s COVID-19 business support measures

Responding to the Chancellor’s announcements to support businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic, Airport Operators Association Chief Executive Karen Dee said:

“The Chancellor’s unambiguous statement of support for UK businesses is welcome and measures such as the unlimited loans to support businesses manage cashflows provide reassurance.

“However, with passenger numbers declining rapidly in recent days, airports want to hear the details of the specific support package for the aviation industry as soon as possible. We urge the Chancellor to be as bold in this aviation support package as he was on some of the measures announced today to ensure airports can reassure staff and passengers that they will be there to provide the connectivity the UK needs after the COVID-19 pandemic has receded.”