AOA welcomes Brexit deal

Thursday 24 December 2020

Commenting on the Brexit deal announced today, Chief Executive of the Airport Operators Association Karen Dee said:

“We welcome that the UK and EU have reached a deal that provides much needed certainty for passengers and our aviation sector.

“Our airports have faced the greatest challenge in the history of aviation over the last year, with the brutal impacts of the pandemic likely to last well into next year.

“We will continue to engage constructively with the Government on some of the challenges that will arise from the new EU-UK relationship and on the urgent need for a full aviation recovery package to enable airports to support the government’s global Britain ambitions.

“This must be matched with the elimination of quarantine which is currently holding back passenger demand by putting in place a comprehensive, UK-wide testing system, which could include cheaper and quicker tests as well as pre-departure tests.”