International rivals overtaking Heathrow early warning of Britain’s economy falling behindChristian Fernsby ▼ | September 11, 2020
North American passenger numbers are down on Heathrow more than 95% compared to last year.
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August passenger demand down 81.5% compared to previous year, with 1.4m people travelling via Heathrow – less than a fifth of what is usually seen in the summer getaway
Long haul markets, which are critical for UK exporters and a main source of inbound tourism, students and investment, remain closed by Government’s 14 day quarantine policy
More than 30 airports are already using testing as a safe alternative to 14 day quarantine and getting their economies moving – Frankfurt airport has overtaken Heathrow, an early warning that Britain’s economy will fall behind if we don’t protect our global trading network.
Heathrow has now trialled three rapid point of care testing solutions and has a facility for testing passengers on arrival. The airport is ready to go on testing and waiting on Government to make a decision. ■