International Air Transport Association (IATA) Director General Willie Walsh spoke at the UK Aviation Club lunch yesterday, taking the opportunity to outline an agenda for the UK to restore its air transport sector to health by embracing a simpler COVID-19 testing regime, ensuring affordable, competitive airport costs, and working for net-zero air transport. Walsh emphasised the value of face-to-face meetings and the desire of travellers to get flying again. But he warned that by restricting travel and persisting with expensive PCR testing, the UK had failed to capitalise on its early start in COVID-19 vaccinations, and slipped behind its principal

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