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Heathrow Airport CEO sees patchy international travel this summer

FILE PHOTO: Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in London

LONDON (Reuters) - The chief executive of Heathrow Airport, Britain's busiest airport, said that international travel this summer would be "patchy" as countries worry about the risk of importing COVID-19 variants and their impact on the vaccine.

"I think over the summer, we're going to see quite a patchy opening up with international travel, which I hope will progressively improve," Heathrow's CEO John Holland-Kaye told an online industry event on Wednesday.

(Reporting by Sarah Young; Editing by Kate Holton)