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Pilots ready to take off as travel for business and leisure are back on

Responding to the ending of all Covid travel restrictions, BALPA General Secretary Martin Chalk said:

“Pilots – alongside the whole aviation and travel industry – welcome the end of the travel restrictions of the Covid era.

“The aviation industry has been through the worst crisis it has ever faced, yet it will underpin the much-needed economic recovery that Global Britain needs.

“BALPA pilots look forward to taking Grant Shapps on his next trip and in the mean time, call for the Government to publish its recovery plan for the sector urgently.

“We must ensure that we can effectively compete and regain the competitive ground lost to European competitors as a result of the UK Government’s stringent and harmful approach.”