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Written Answers — Department for Transport: Heathrow Airport (28 Jul 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: London Heathrow Airport sought the views of the department on its proposal to move temporarily all of its operations to the northern runway before this took place on 13 July 2020. In view of the current air traffic demand and its reduced environmental impacts, and the long-term benefits to the airport from repairing its southern runway, the government endorsed the airport’s decision to...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Heathrow Airport: Night Flying (28 Jul 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: The Government’s recognises that night flights have material value to the economy, and that the aviation industry connects people and UK businesses with the world. In particular, we recognised the importance of early morning arrivals from long-haul routes such as the Far East and America, volume of onward connections supported in this early morning period, and the contribution flights in...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation (28 Jul 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: It is critical that aviation plays its part in delivering the UK’s net zero ambitions. The Transport and Business Secretaries co-chaired the new Jet Zero Council on 22 July which brought together senior leaders in aviation, aerospace and academia to drive high ambition in the delivery of new technologies and innovative ways to cut aviation emissions. We will also consult on our position...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation: Licensing (28 Jul 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: In the event that mutual recognition of EU Member State/UK pilot licences ceases at the end of the transition period, pilots with UK-issued licences who wish to fly EU-registered aircraft would need to transfer their licence to a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) member state before the transition period ended, or subsequently seek a second licence from an EASA member state. The UK...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Regional Airports (28 Jul 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: The Government recognises the impact Flybe’s collapse and the subsequent COVID-19 constraints on services, regional airports, regional economies and connectivity across the UK. We are working with industry to identify where key routes are being re-established and we remain committed to supporting regional connectivity, recognising the importance of maintaining a thriving competitive...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation: Coronavirus (24 Jul 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: The Government has published guidance specifically for both aviation operators and for air passengers on safer travel during the COVID-19 pandemic. This operator guidance maps out the measures airlines can take to protect passengers and staff on board aircraft, and includes advice on hygiene measures, face coverings, and social distancing in the aircraft setting. On the specific issue of...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aircraft: Electric Motors (22 Jul 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: The focus of our policy development and analysis to date has been on ways to meet our 2050 net zero carbon commitment. We have not specifically made an assessment of the savings that could be made if the focus were the next five or ten years, but we continue to develop policies to reduce emissions over both the short term and the medium term. The Transport Secretary recently announced the...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Airspace (22 Jul 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: Airspace modernisation is vital to the future of aviation, to delivering net zero and, now, to supporting the aviation sector’s recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a critical infrastructure programme of national importance. However, in light of the pandemic, we recognise that the timescales in which airspace modernisation will take place will change. We are working...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation: Coronavirus (22 Jul 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: Before the impact of COVID-19, the UK aviation sector, including air transport and aerospace, directly employed around 230,000 people and supported around 500,000 jobs in total, including the jobs supported through its purchase of goods and services along its supply chain. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a sharp contraction in aviation demand, which has created large revenue losses...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Airports: Coronavirus (22 Jul 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: The Department has been speaking regularly to airport operators and airlines to understand the effect COVID-19 has had on connectivity as part of our engagement on restart and recovery in the sector. We will continue to work closely with the industry, to understand how the aviation sector is recovering. This will support government in developing a clear recovery plan for aviation that...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Travel: Coronavirus (22 Jul 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: The Health Regulations relating to the self-isolation requirements remain under constant review, and are updated as required. The next formal review will be on 27 July 2020.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation: Repayments (22 Jul 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: The Department and the Civil Aviation Authority has been clear that airlines should not deny consumers their legal right to a refund, if it is requested. On 1 July 2020 the Civil Aviation Authority provided an update on its website about its review into the refund policies of airlines during the coronavirus pandemic. They are reviewing the refund policies of all UK airlines, as well as a...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation and Package Holidays: Repayments (22 Jul 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: On 1 July 2020 the Civil Aviation Authority provided an update on its website about its review into the refund policies of airlines during the coronavirus pandemic. They are reviewing the refund policies of all UK airlines, as well as a number of international airlines that operate flights to and from the UK. The review is considering how airlines are handling refunds for flight-only bookings...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation: Electronic Commerce (22 Jul 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted a number of challenges. Going forward, the department is keen to work with the regulator, industry and consumer groups on potential options for strengthening our schemes and models. The Department has recently acted to ensure that if ATOL-protected holidaymakers who have package holidays including a flight accept refund credit notes rather than a cash...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Boats: Coronavirus (21 Jul 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: My officials and I have been engaging regularly with the cruise industry on restart plans through Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). FCO currently advise against travelling on sea-going cruises only. River cruises are not included within the travel advice for cruise, however, CLIA continues to engage across industry on the safe resumption of operations. River cruise operators...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation: Coronavirus (21 Jul 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: The Government has regular discussions with countries on a range of issues. Our approach to travel corridors has been guided by the science and we have worked closely with health and policy experts from across government to ensure the steps we are taking will minimise the risk of importing COVID-19 cases, while helping to open our travel and tourism sector. Although Bulgaria was not...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Travel: Coronavirus (21 Jul 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: Our approach to travel corridors has been guided by the science and we have worked closely with health and policy experts from across government to ensure the steps we are taking will minimise the risk of importing COVID-19 cases, while helping to open our travel and tourism sector. The Joint Biosecurity Centre, in close consultation with Public Health England (PHE) and the Chief Medical...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Travel: Coronavirus (20 Jul 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: I refer the honourable member to the Secretary of State for Transport’s Written Ministerial Statement on travel corridors made on 6 July 2020.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation: Exhaust Emissions (20 Jul 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: On 12 June the Transport Secretary announced the creation of the Jet Zero Council. We have been working with the Business Secretary on the aims and objectives of the Council. It is our intention to publish draft membership and terms of reference before summer recess.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aircraft (20 Jul 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: The Department for Transport does not routinely collect statistical data on the age of the UK civil aviation fleet. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) maintains a database (https://siteapps.caa.co.uk/g-info/) of all UK registered aircraft which can be individually queried to determine the year an aircraft was built.


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