3 AUGUST 2020


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Article from BTNews 3 AUGUST 2020

Aviation Minister to open Airport Expo

Confirming its understanding of the serious situation with the aviation industry under present circumstances the UK government has chosen the British-Irish Airports Expo 5/6 October as the showcase event to launch its commitment to the important conference, exhibitions and events market.  The present rules are relaxed from 1 October.

Opening the event, held at ExCeL London, home of the first Nightingale Hospital, will be Aviation Minister Kelly Tolhurst.  Only appointed 13 February she quickly grasped the situation in an SOAPBOX SPECIAL 20 April.  Her words are still current.  “The challenge may seem insurmountable, but we will recover from this, by working together”.

Backed by a four-airport “common interest hosting coalition” comprising Heathrow, Stansted, Gatwick and London City airports, alongside RABA, the regional airports trade association, the event is also collaborating with the British Aviation Group of 240+ UK airport suppliers.  A whole series of talks and presentations is planned including details of what could be the world’s first electric aircraft scheduled service.


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