The Society sees this change as important to the many thousands of people working in the air transport and wider aerospace industries whose livelihoods depend on a thriving travel market.
Sir Brian Burridge FRAeS, Chief Executive of the Royal Aeronautical Society, said: “The announcement of a substantial change in quarantine policy provides welcome certainty for airlines, airports and those wanting to fly abroad. The wider industry including aerospace manufacturers and engineers have also been badly hit by the pandemic and are also desperate to see the industry get back on its feet.
“This should mean that the sector will not have to withstand another ‘lost summer’ and can now begin its recovery. This will help with the regeneration of jobs and hopefully see those young people who were on the threshold of an aviation career return to training and employment.
“It is also worth stressing that in spite of the financial pressure that the sector has endured over a prolonged period in light of this pandemic the commitment to its net zero targets remains undimmed.”