Heathrow calls for UK airport virus tests after £1-bn loss

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2020/07/29 | 463 words | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | AIR TRANSPORT
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London's Heathrow airport on Wednesday urged the government to create a coronavirus testing programme for travellers to replace quarantines, as it announced more than a billion pounds in losses in 2020.The air hub, usually the busiest in Europe, said it had recorded a pre-tax loss of £1.1 billion ($1.4 billion, 1.2 billion euros) in the first six months of the year, as the pandemic decimates the aviation sector.Revenues halved year-on-year while passenger numbers dropped 96 percent in the se...(…)

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