AIRPORT boss blasts the UK government over its “shocking” neglect of the aviation and travel industry following lockdowns and restrictions.
Charlie Cornish, the chief executive of Britain’s biggest airport group, MAG, accused the Boris Johnson of “effectively shutting down his business”.
The MAG group, which includes Manchester and London Stansted airports, now will now to act quickly to secure their future:
“Given the huge impact on the hundreds of thousands of people working in the aviation and travel industry, it is shocking that the prime minister didn’t consider the shutdown of international travel worthy of mention… [but] symbolic of the way government has neglected UK aviation and the role it plays our economy from day one of this pandemic,” Cornish said.
“It is clear they have not understood, or even tried to understand, what the impact of this latest decision will be, let alone put in place measures to help the industry cope with the tough times ahead,” he concluded.
Cornish has said that MAG is planning to lay off 900 staff and now more than ever the government should be providing urgent support to prevent more job losses in the industry.
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