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  • 25 Aug 2021

    After three attempts, I finally had the opportunity to travel through Gatwick Airport this month.  As I was flying within the UK, there was no requirement for PCR testing or passenger locator forms.  The process upon arriving at North terminal to disembarking the aeroplane in S

  • 09 Aug 2021

    Across all business sectors effort has been made to increase female representation in the workforce, and at all levels. In some businesses there has been success in others, including aviation, too little progress has been made.

  • 28 Jun 2021

    We often write about the benefits of IPA membership.  But we are now seeing a trend whereby increasing numbers of pilots are contacting us who are not union members, after the employment issue has arisen.  We cannot represent members who join us with a pre-existing employment iss

  • 21 Jun 2021

    The Travel Day of Action is taking place on 23 June 2021.  Since it quickly became apparent the impact that Covid 19 was going to have on the travel sector, the IPA has pushed for specific, targeted help for a sector that has been decimated over the last 18 months.  Responses from ministers have

  • 10 May 2021

    No one would wish to see a further lockdown in the UK.  However, with a ‘green list’ of only 12 countries and territories being published, the latest announcement from the Transport Minister fails to give the hope to the aviation sector that it so desperately needs. 

  • 14 Apr 2021

    The Global Travel Taskforce has published its further findings into the safe return to international travel following the 14 recommendations previously made by the GTT.  From the latest offering, it is clear to see why operators are frustrated and are looking at further delays

  • 06 Apr 2021

    Whilst not sitting down to watch Boris Johnson’s announcement yesterday, it is encouraging to read reports that the country is moving ahead with the second phase of the roadmap to bring us out of lockdown from Monday 12th April 2021.  Whilst the Prime Minister is at the pub, there will

  • 15 Mar 2021


  • 03 Mar 2021

    The Chancellor’s measures to protect jobs whilst the covid 19 pandemic continues are welcomed, particularly for the aviation industry which is likely to be the last industry to recover.  However, without specific tailored support to get the UK safely flying again, and a resurge

  • 23 Feb 2021

    Yesterday in the Commons, Theresa May challenged the government’s position in respect of travel, and specifically aviation.  The IPA has been concerned about the Global Travel Taskforce since its inception.  Whilst it was established with good intentions, it seems to be lacking


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