Pathway to reopening International Travel - 18 FEB 21




PM Boris Johnson Must Include Air Transport in UK Economic Restart Plans


The Board of Airline Representatives in the UK (BAR UK) and The International Air Transport Association (IATA) have today released a joint position paper “A Strategic Pathway to Re-opening International Aviation” ahead of the Prime Minister’s address to the nation on 22 February. The position paper is intended to stimulate thought leadership with the Government at this crucial time where engagement between the industry and Government has never been more essential in order to safely reopen international travel.

View position paper at /i/PositionPapers/BARUK_IATAPathwaytoreopeningaviationFEB21.pdf


18 February 2021 - The Board of Airline Representatives in the UK (BAR UK) is urging the Government to commence an urgent round of industry engagement to develop and implement a progressive pathway towards the safe reopening and recovery of the sector.

Dale Keller, chief executive of BAR UK said “As we check-in for the long-haul journey out of this pandemic it is essential that we put to best use the learnings of science, experience and hindsight that was lacking as Governments worldwide applied inconsistent and poorly aligned measures on international travel. The best minds in the industry and Government must come together to develop and implement a well thought out and workable plan that is needed to restore the UK’s international connectivity. The airline industry has tremendous expertise available to the Government on effective scenario planning and our thought leadership on a pathway to safely reopening international travel poses the practical questions and ideas that need to be worked through.”



For more information from BAR UK, please contact:

Dale Keller, chief executive
Tel: 07740 1174 815