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Covid-19 airport operators travel restrictions: FOI review

Published: 14 Apr 2021

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

14 Apr 2021
Covid-19 airport operators travel restrictions: FOI review
FOI reference: FOI/202100152772 review of 202100132501
Date received: 5 Jan 2021
Date responded: 18 Feb 2021
Information requested

Copies of any correspondence between airport operators, or their representative bodies and Scottish Government Ministers on the impact of Covid-19 on air travel and air passengers since February 2020.


I attach a copy of some of the information you requested.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some of the information you have requested because exemptions under sections 38(1)(b) (Personal Details) of FOISA applies to that information. The reason why these exemptions apply are explained in the Annex. Any information outwith the scope of your request has also been redacted.

Reasons for not providing information
An exemption applies

An exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA – Personal Details; applies to some of the information requested because it is personal data, i.e. names and contact details of individuals, and disclosing this would contravene the data protection principles on Schedule 1 of the Data Protection Act 1998. This exemption is not subject to the ‘public interest test’, so we are not required to consider if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption.

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