John Irving, CEO of Liverpool John Lennon Airport commented, “We are naturally pleased to hear that the Government has recognised the need to help our industry and this is an encouraging step in the right direction. However further improvements to this test and release system will still need to be made in order to see passengers return to flying in far greater numbers. In the short term cheaper and quicker tests are needed and to ultimately eliminate any need for quarantine altogether.
With airlines planning to operate flights to over 30 destinations from Liverpool in the run up to Christmas, today’s announcement will make it more attractive for passengers looking to travel from here over the coming weeks.
The Government’s decision to also provide some long awaited financial support specific to our industry is welcome news too. This much needed financial assistance is vital as we look to face the challenging months ahead and hopefully see the start of what will undoubtedly be a slow recovery.”