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Green Motion in full support of British Airways calls for pre-departure testing

Green Motion CEO Richard Lowden has issued a statement in full support of BA CEO Sean Doyle's call for pre-departure testing to revive the travel sector.

In his first public appearance since being named British Airways' new CEO Sean Doyle gave the keynote address at Airlines 2050: Beyond the Crisis, telling the industry that British Airways continues to play a crucial part in connecting Britain with the world and the world with Britain and is doing everything in its power to emerge from this crisis.

Mr Doyle said the airline believes the risk to public health of flying is low after the industry body IATA suggested that since the start of 2020 there have been as few as 44 cases of COVID-19 linked to flights. Over the same period some 1.2 billion passengers have travelled.  

Green Motion Founder & CEO Richard Lowden said, "I wholeheartedly agree with Mr Doyle's call for pre-departure testing. It is imperative that the UK Government along with their counterparts around the world have a unified system in place, testing passengers departing and arriving at airports in order for the travel industry to stand a chance of survival. Quarantine simply doesn't work."