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BALPA response to traffic light system news 14/07/2021

In response to the latest news on the trafficlight system, BALPA Acting General Secretary, Brian Strutton said:

“Chopping and changing the rules for the most popular destinations continues to prevent aviation from fully taking off this summer and the sector can’t survive on scraps.

“Extended sector specific furlough for aviation is now a necessity so that skills and expertise are not lost whilst vaccination programmes around the world catch up with the UK.

“This latest announcement also highlights the importance of clarity over the traffic light system criteria. BALPA is calling once again for the data to be published and for transparency on how the list is compiled so that the travel industry can plan and passengers can feel confident to book.”