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Manchester Airports Group calls for urgent Covid testing of arrivals

Exclusive: boss says UK ‘stood still’ while other countries had introduced mass testing

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The biggest UK-owned airport group has urged the government to urgently introduce coronavirus testing for arrivals, warning that its travel policy was “a millstone around the neck” of the aviation industry.

Charlie Cornish, the chief executive of Manchester Airports Group which owns Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands airports, said the UK had “stood still” while other countries had introduced a mass testing regime for travellers.

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