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Heathrow demands more government action to help aviation as quarantine triggers 95% crash in travellers to UK

JIM ARMITAGE
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Heathrow today demanded more action from government to stem the collapse in passenger numbers flying into and out of the UK.

Reporting a 95% drop in passenger numbers so far this summer season.

The company warned the quarantine policy for international arrivals directly caused a 10% slump in traveller numbers following its introduction in early June.

"An exit plan is now more critical than ever, as long-haul flights remain grounded and more jobs continue to be put at risk in an industry crucial to rebuilding the UK economy," it warned.