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U.K. Airline Bosses Ask for Government Help as Winter Travel Hit

  • CEOs of British Airways, other carriers write to PM Johnson
  • Latest restrictions have cut sales for crucial winter period
Bloomberg business news
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The U.K.’s biggest airlines have asked the government for economic support as new travel restrictions threaten to upend the peak Christmas season for a second year.

The government’s latest moves, which include reintroducing expensive hotel quarantines and travel bans for passengers arriving from southern Africa, are putting more pressure on airlines that were counting on Christmas travel to start to offset huge losses accumulated during the pandemic.