19 APRIL 2021


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Article from BTNews 19 APRIL 2021

Shapps and Doyle go public

On Tuesday (tomorrow 20 April), and for the first time, secretary of state for transport Grant Shapps, and chief executive of British Airways Sean Doyle will be live for a Zoom gathering open to all hosted by ConservativeHome.com. 

Tim Alderslade, CEO of Airlines UK, will act a moderator.

Titled 'Back to Business – reopening international travel' they will be joined by Keith Glatz, VP International Affairs, Airlines for America, the US equivalent of Airlines UK, and David Evans, Group CEO, Collinson Group, the London-based international aviation services company, who have been at the forefront of Covid-19 protection around the globe.

Following the recent publication of the Global Travel Taskforce report, there are a host of crucial questions to explore, from the return of tourism and business travel, to the reunification of families separated by the pandemic.

When and how can international travel reopen? What approach offers the best route to do so safely, promptly, and to the greatest benefit for passengers and the wider economy? After a year of unprecedented disruption, how soon will things return to normal, and what will normal look like?  Questions will be taken.  

Register here https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/3616184195176/WN_LE26eZOVQ4GeB2yzMXqVRQ

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Leslie King, Radlett

As far as I know Sean Doyle has not been seen in a public forum previously. Let’s hope the system will not be overwhelmed by people like me waiting to get their money back. Booked via an ABTA travel agent.

James Jones, West Ham

Will we be able to put a question to Mr Shapps? Where is he and his family going on holiday this year?