LONDON (Reuters) – The UK will review its COVID-19 rules on international travel in January and consider reforming its airport slot allocation system as part of a new aviation strategy, the deputy said on Monday. —Secretary of State for Transportation Robert Court.
The country lifted the travel ban later than its European neighbors, and airlines are complaining that the rules governing international travel still discourage travelers.
“We will review our policy in January. We will see what we can do at this point,” Robert Courts told the Airlines UK conference.
He also said that reforming the airport slot system is a priority for the government and will be included in its new aviation strategy.
Normally, airlines must use at least 80% of the slots at their busiest airports or hand them over to their competitors, but this so-called “use it or lose it” rule was removed at the start of the pandemic. was given. Many planes were grounded due to health crisis.
(Report Kate Holton; French edition Valentine Baldassari, edited by Blandin Hainault)
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