Business Traveller - Tom Otley

The CEOs of all the airlines that offer UK-US passenger services joined today with Heathrow Airport and other CEOs in calling once again for the re-opening of transatlantic travel.

The bosses of American Airlines, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue, United Airlines and Virgin Atlantic pointed out that both the UK and US have world leading vaccination programmes which would allow travel to be opened safely.

In the US, 63.5 percent of adults have received at least one dose, while about half of adults – 139 million people have been fully vaccinated. In the UK, almost 68 million have received shots – more than 75 per cent of the country’s adult population. The CEOs urged both governments to take a data-driven and risk-based approach to re-opening borders to travel.

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