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Airline CEOs urge US, UK to reopen travel routes ahead of G7 Summit: 'Follow the science'
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Business leaders in the commercial airline space want the U.S. and U.K. to reopen for transatlantic travel.
In a joint letter published to Virgin Atlantic’s corporate website on Monday, multiple airline CEOs called for the two countries to ease travel restrictions that were put in place for the coronavirus pandemic, including American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue, United Airlines and British Airways.
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AMERICAN AIRLINES GROUP, INC.
DELTA AIR LINES INC.
UNITED AIRLINES HOLDINGS
The new call to action comes days before the 47th annual G7 Summit, which is set to be held between June 11 and 13 in Cornwall, England.
Ahead of the economic summit, the open letter has suggested that reactivation of suspended airline routes between the U.S. and U.K. could provide a boost to the world economy.
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For the U.K. in particular, the letter claims the European country is losing nearly $32.5 million per day due to current travel restrictions that are allegedly hindering its trade with the U.S.