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U.K. Airlines Risk Losing Rights in EU After Brexit

By Ian Wishart – bloomberg.com The European Union may attempt to strip British airlines of some flying rights after Brexit, with officials in Brussels warning that U.K.-based carriers could see their ability to compete across the bloc impeded. A meeting of the European Commission and diplomats from the remaining 27 EU countries has taken the first steps in sketching out the EU’s negotiating position on post-Brexit aviation links with Britain. If this …

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Price of domestic UK flights could be reduced after Brexit as Ministers consider amendment to Air Passenger Duty

Ministers revealed that the price of flights within the United Kingdom could be reduced right after Brexit as part of possible changes that would be made to the Air Passenger Duty. At the moment, passengers that are flying in economy class originating from a UK airport on a short haul flight is charged £13 in APD. On internal flights, they also have to pay the same fee on the return …

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Ryanair seeks UK AOC to save UK-EU flights; Spain the most-impacted country market

By anna.aero On 21 December, the UK CAA received a letter (probably an e-mail) from Ryanair, as the Irish airline seeks an AOC from the British regulators to safeguard its existing and future UK-originating operations against a hard Brexit amid little progress on a new aviation deal between the UK and Europe. The carrier’s move for a UK AOC follows a similar one by fellow ULCC Wizz Air in October, and …

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No sign of Brexit aviation threat being heeded

by John Whelan – irishexaminer.com Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary and the British Airline Pilots’ Association general secretary Brian Strutton may have little in common, but they are in agreement that the UK needs to urgently close out an agreement with the EU on access to the EU’s Open Skies framework post- Brexit. Fresh anxiety was pumped into the concerns of both and the wider aviation industry in mid- December when the EU …

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Ryanair applies for license to fly domestic UK routes

Ryanair is preparing for a hard Brexit and is seeking a UK Air Operator’s Certificate in order fly domestic routes in the UK. The carrier disclosed that it had already applied for one to UK regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority. Michael O’Leary, the Chief Executive of Ryanair, had consistently trumpeted the potential effects Brexit might have on aviation. He warned that flights between the UK and the EU could be …

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Heathrow cuts down airport charges for domestic flights

Air travellers flying on domestic flights can breath a sign of relief after Heathrow cut down airport charges on internal routes. The development comes as Heathrow continues its expansion with a new runway in its bid to position itself as a domestic flight center. The discount has been raised by 50pc, and passengers will pay £15 less when flying between UK airports. The discount is projected to save passengers £40m …

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Time is fast running out to prevent a Brexit aviation crisis

by Karen Walker in ATW Editor’s Blog With every ticking minute towards the day when the UK exits the European Union (EU), anxiety is growing among those in the airline industry about when replacement agreements will be secured to ensure uninterrupted commercial air traffic in and out of the UK. Anxiety levels have now ratcheted up several more notches since the European Commission Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport confirmed what everyone knew, but …

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UK flights urged to comply with EU environmental regulations after Brexit

UK flights must adhere to European Union environmental regulations after Brexit if Britain wants to keep its access to the European aviation market. Transport group Transport & Environment (T&E) made the call in a report that took at look at how guarantee environmental protection remains in the aviation sector post Brexit. The report recommended that EU regulations on the aviation emissions trading system (ETS) and state aid should still be …

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UK cannot benefit from ETS in case of Brexit

The EU Institutions have settled on a safeguard mechanism for European emissions trading should Britain leave the EU ETS in March 2019 without an agreement in hand. The development is considered to be one of the more noteworthy achievements during the negotiations about the inclusion of air traffic in the EU ETS. “If UK companies no longer have obligations under the EU ETS, then they cannot expect to continue to …

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US Federal Aviation Administration presses UK over future standing as key safety body

Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta flew to London to meet with British Transport Secretary Chris Grayling before moving on to meetings with European Union officials in Belgium. He shared that he was there to “bring a level of urgency” to the UK’s discussions over what safety standards it would implement for the manufacturing of aviation products and aircraft maintenance. The FAA has accepted the competency of UK companies because …

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