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British and US Airlines seek transatlantic restart during Biden trip

UK and US Airlines have issued a joint plea for the resumption of travel between the two countries amid US President's Biden's visit to the G7 summit in England, reports Bloomberg

10 June 2021 - 19:00
UK and US Airlines have issued a joint plea for the resumption of travel between the two countries amid US President's Biden's visit to the G7 summit in England, reports Bloomberg.

The airlines believe leisure and business trips could restart without undermining efforts to combat Covid.



Virgin Atlantic CEO Shair Weiss declared the industry is seeking to reopen travel between the UK and US by July 4 at the latest.



Prior to the Covid crisis, London-to-New York was the world's top route for revenue, generating more than US$1 billion annually. London Heathrow declared its American passengers $5.3 billion a year in the UK.



Meanwhile, airlines are lobbying for the US to be included on the UK's green list of nations from which passengers can skip quarantine requirements.



President Biden has made restrictions tighter flights in the other direction, with only American citizens and permanent residents and their families allowed in the US since March 2020.


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