• IATA latest to call on government to reopen aviation sector | News

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has added its voice to a chorus of demands for the UK government to include a vision for lifting border restrictions in a speech next week. Restarting air transport must be included in recovery plans for the UK economy, due to be outlined on Monday by prime minister Boris Johnson, the body said. The Covid-19 shutdown of the UK economy has resulted in the biggest one-year decline in GDP since 1709. Air passenger numbers fell by 76 per cent in 2020, while London lost its position as the most connected city in the world. Around 860,000 aviation, travel and tourism jobs were lost or…