The Board of Airline Representatives in the UK (BAR UK), representing over 90 airlines, has welcomed the decision by the relevant authorities to re-open significant areas of UK airspace, particularly Southern England where the UK’s busiest airports are located.
Mike Carrivick, Chief Executive, said “Safety is understandably the number one priority for everyone and our member airlines recognise the cooperation that took place between NATS, CAA and the Department for Transport (DfT) that enabled the re-opening of UK airspace. A number of airlines have been proactively supporting the required research providing test flight data in order to get their customers flying again. Whilst a review of the length of closure endured is certain to take place and important lessons will surely be learned, our priority must be to ensure a rapid return to full service levels as soon as possible.”
BAR UK is fully supporting the authorities with the significant task of restarting airline operations.