British Airways is seeking to recruit at least 2,000 new cabin crew members amid concerns staff shortages will hold back the UK’s summer travel boom.

Reservations have already begun to multiply since the government announced that COVID tests would no longer be needed for vaccinated travellers arriving in the UK from February.

Heathrow said companies operating from the airport will need to recruit up to 20,000 people this summer and vacancies could act as a “schedule constraint”.

British Airways Boeing 777
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British Airways is allegedly contacting former employees who were among the 10,000 people who lost their jobs when the pandemic broke out in 2020.

Flight Attendants could earn up to £28,000 a year plus a tax-free allowance.

Although the travel sector was extremely hard-hit by the pandemic, the situation looks promising and airlines are hoping to reach pre-pandemic levels this year.