Loss of routes highlights urgent need for Aviation Recovery Package

Commenting on the publication of ACI Europe’s 2020 Airport Industry Connectivity Report which shows that 6,000 air routes in Europe have vanished because of the impacts of COVID-19 on the aviation sector, Chief Executive of the Airport Operators Association Karen Dee said:

“This report brings into sharp focus the brutal impact that COVID-19 has had on aviation and the urgent need for the UK and devolved governments to work with industry on an aviation recovery package.

“Aviation is an economic enabler, and the loss of routes will hold back our national economic recovery before it has begun. It also puts the UK Government’s levelling-up and Global Britain agendas at severe risk.

“We need action and support now to kick-start aviation’s long overdue recovery. We cannot have a full economic recovery without a thriving aviation sector so bringing forward measures to support aviation and bring back routes must be a priority for the Government.”