Heathrow Airport are demanding that Covid testing to be scrapped for those who are fully vaccinated as around 600,000 passengers cancelled their flights in December.
The boss of Heathrow is urging the government to help the travel sector to gain traction. The airport said that lockdowns across the world had led to £2bn in annual losses with many job losses.
Chief executive John Holland-Kaye said, “There are currently travel restrictions, such as testing, on all Heathrow routes – the aviation industry will only fully recover when these are all lifted and there is no risk that they will be reimposed at short notice, a situation which is likely to be years away.”
He told Sky News, “This is not just because of the restrictions here in the UK but around the world.
“It shows that we’re on the long haul to recovery in aviation until we see restrictions taken away at both ends of the route, we’re not going to travel as normal and that’s probably not going to happen until 2025.”