AOA welcomes extension of Job Retention Scheme

Thursday 17 December 2020

Following the announcement that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be extended until the end of April, Chief Executive of the Airport Operators Association Karen Dee said:

“The extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention scheme until the end of April is a welcome step that will help support the aviation sector through the challenging months ahead, but it is essential that the Government provides longer term support as our airports face a challenging and slow recovery.

“As one of the sector’s hardest hit by the pandemic it is essential that the Government brings forward a tailored package of financial support to enable our airports to play their essential role in our economic recovery as well as wider agendas such as Global Britain, levelling-up and inclusive and sustainable growth.”