AOA Summer 2021 Magazine

17 May should have been a great day for UK aviation, with the ban on international travel finally lifted. Instead, the restart will only be limited and risks being overshadowed by the Government’s failure to manage the border properly.

Aviation is not just important for a well-deserved holiday, but for thousands of families across the UK it is a vital link with their loved ones abroad. For example, I have not seen my sister and nephew in the US in more than a year. I know I am not alone: around a quarter of all trips abroad in 2019 were for visiting friends and relatives. Many of us have missed births, graduations and other important milestones of their children or grandchildren.

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