Aviation industry groups have asked for the U.S./U.K. air corridor to be open by the G7 summit on 11 … [+] June.
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It was hoped that it might happen in May, after President Biden cited May as the month when U.K. travelers might be once again allowed into the U.S.–but hopes were dashed when the CDC upgraded the U.K. to a category 4, ‘Do Not Travel’ advisory level at the end of April.
Now, however, the hope is on June. In a joint letter to Prime Minister, Boris Johnson and to President Biden, a large group of aviation industry heavy hitters have called on both countries to reopen the transatlantic routes before the upcoming meeting of G7 countries in Cornwall, England, which starts on 11 June. President Biden will attend in his first international trip since taking office.
A group of 48 industry groups, led by Virgin Atlantic, have written a joint letter addressing both leaders. Bloomberg reported that the letter said that “we are confident that the right tools now exist to enable a safe and meaningful restart to transatlantic travel. Safely reopening borders between the U.S. and U.K. is essential for both countries’ economic recovery from Covid-19…