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Airlines Are Applying Pressure to Get a U.S-U.K Travel Deal

The image above: International Arrivals entrance at London Heathrow Airport. Photo sourced from CNN.

Via a coalition of airlines across the United States and the United Kingdom, pressure is being applied on the respective governments to get transatlantic travel back in the skies.

This pressure is being applied, especially in the wake of the upcoming G7 meeting due to take place next month, and are calling for announcements to be made even before Prime Minister Boris Johnson and President Joe Biden are due to meet.

In the letter, the coalition said: “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.”

The image above: RadarBox flight statistics for US-Europe flights are showing a slow and gradual climb currently. 

Data from RadarBox suggests that flights between the US and Europe, of which the UK falls in this category, are slowly rising and performing better than in the same period last year.

With a 135% increase already experienced in 2021, this indicates high hopes that there is a positive path ahead. Such announcements in the future may spar a significant increase-based spike, especially in the Summer.

Ultimately, it will be interesting to see what will come out of the talks between the UK and the US, but also from the other European leaders within the G7 such as France, Germany, and Italy, who will be banking on restoration to significant international travel. 

However, as per the continued theme of this pandemic, all we can do is sit back and wait to see what happens and hope that we can track more aircraft going across the pond in the near future. 


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