“We’re saying ‘Expand the green list, get rid of this confusion over amber and make good on the promise to drive down the cost of testing.”
Jet2 and Jet2Holidays CEO, Steve Heapy, explained: “If you look at the data for a large number of countries they could be on the green list.
“The Government is being over cautious and the green list could be increased with very little risk [given] 60 percent of the UK population have had one dose of vaccine and 35 percent two doses.”
“At the moment there is no benefit from that.
“The Government approach is ultra-cautious [and] we are being left behind.”
All the bosses agreed that islands like the Balearics or the Canaries, in Spain, should be added to the list immediately.
“Some islands like the Balearics and Canaries could move to the green list.”
MAG chief executive Charlie Cornish said: “We need more countries on the green list [and] if you travel to a green country you should not be subject to tests.
“Green should mean green and you should travel without restrictions.”
“The industry will be hugely disappointed if the Government doesn’t add more countries.”
The airlines claimed that they are not receiving enough support and urged the Government to step up.
Easyjet CEO warned: “The UK industry can’t go through another ruined summer without grave consequences and in that case the Government has to step up with a plan.
“This industry was the first hit, it was the hardest hit and it looks like it will be the last to come out.”
Loganair CEO Jonathan Hinkles agreed: “The industry can’t cope with what would be a fifth winter season in succession.
“We need more countries on the green list.”
This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Travel Feed