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UK: Aviation leaders continue plea for slashing of Air Passenger Duty

Leaders of the aviation sector reiterated their call to the government to slice the Air Passenger Duty in half. The call came from the different heads of airlines, airports and trade associations, who said that the “punitive” tax risks hurting the British economy as the UK departs from the European Union. Key figures that have signed their name to the letter that was recently published in The Times include the …

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IATA pushes for Heathrow Airport expansion and clarity on post-Brexit issues

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has appealed to UK authorities to improve its air connectivity by directing their efforts on a “cost-effective expansion” of Heathrow Airport and by obtaining clarity on post-Brexit issues. IATA Director General and Chief Executive, Alexandre de Juniac, remarked, “In building the post-Brexit world, the prosperity of the UK will depend on the strength of its connectivity, links with Europe and the rest of the …

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The great Brexit aviation debate. A transition deal is needed to avoid disaster for UK airlines

By CAPA – centreforaviation.com Sixteen months after the Jun-2016 Brexit referendum, nobody in the UK government or EU can say anything at all about the details of what will happen to aviation after the UK leaves the EU in Mar-2019. A debate moderated by leading aviation consultant John Byerley at the ACTE-CAPA Global Aviation Summit in Oct-2017 considered whether “Brexit will be a disaster for UK airlines”. A range of …

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Transport Secretary Chris Grayling reports progress being made on post-Brexit aviation deals

“Rapid progress” was reportedly being made on the arrangements for a post-Brexit aviation landscape, said Transport Secretary Chris Grayling. Grayling reported that deals were being made with countries such as the United States and Canada. Furthermore, he boldly declared that it was “inconceivable” that flights would be halted when Britain separates itself from the European Union in March 2019. “It’s not going to happen,” Grayling said. “I think it’s a …

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Flights between EU and Britain unlikely to be grounded—IAG CEO

International Airlines Group CEO, Willie Walsh, firmly believes that flights between Britain and the European Union will not be grounded once the former leaves the bloc. British Finance Minister Philip Hammond recently remarked that if Britain left the EU without a deal in place, this could result in flights being grounded. But Walsh, whose IAG owns British Airways, believed otherwise and said so in his remarks to a parliamentary committee. …

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Airlines need to see a clearer picture of post-Brexit aviation by October of next year

International Air Transport Association (IATA) Director General and CEO, Alexandre de Juniac said that airlines need to have a better grasp of what the aviation landscape would be like after Britain’s exit from the European Union, by October 2018 at the latest. “Brexit is not good news for aviation,” de Juniac said. IATA’s boss stressed the importance of aviation, and that negotiations had to be completed as soon as possible. …

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Air France boss says UK must play by the EU court’s rules after Brexit

By Daniel Boffey – theguardian.com As the head of Europe’s largest intercontinental airline, Jean-Marc Janaillac can speak with authority on the complexities of cross-border travel. He carries some political insight, too, because he is chief executive of a business, Air France-KLM, that is 17%-owned by the French government. At the intersection of pan-European travel and politics lies Brexit, of which Janaillac is a dispassionate observer. After all, it is not his business that …

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Customers to lose numerous protections after Brexit

UK airlines are hard at work in drafting contingency plans that would tackle changes in consumer rights after Brexit as customers are set to lose numerous protections under European Union regulations. Under existing laws, EU citizens are eligible to claim just compensation in specific situations such as a delayed or cancelled flight caused by bad weather. Current rights are also applicable to unorthodox scenarios such as unplanned downgrade, with a …

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UK Air Passenger Duty campaigners urge Chancellor to slash APD by half

Over 30 parliamentarians graced the event hosted by the A Fair Tax on Flying campaign as members described the Air Passenger Duty as a “tax on trade.” Dale Keller, the Chief Executive of the Board of Airline Representatives UK and Spokesperson for the campaign had this to say regarding the staging of the event: “This was a very significant level of political engagement and an important part of our overall …

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British Transport Minister confident that Britain won’t leave EU without new settlement

In spite of the fact that negotiations between Britain and the EU have stalled, British Transport Minister Chris Grayling reiterated his belief that Britain would not leave without settling on a new deal with the bloc. Negotiations between EU and Prime Minister Theresa May’s government have hit a snag as they try to secure a separation settlement and agreement on their future dealings, thus giving rise to the possibility of …

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