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Anxiety mounts as UK-based airlines told to move to EU

Many are anxious about their job security after European Union officials warned UK-based airlines that they might not be allowed to remain in the UK post Brexit. Officials in Brussels have recently warned that if airports wish to continue flying routes within continental Europe after Britain leaves the bloc, a relocation might be in order. Executives at all major carriers recently and discussed the notion that in order to continue …

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Airlines insist on a having a back-up plan for post-Brexit airline operations

With Britain’s exit from the European Union looming on the horizon, Europe’s airports called for a back-up plan for post-Brexit aviation operations to avoid reverting to the previous decades-old traffic rights deal. Britain’s impending exit from the bloc will have a ripple effect on the aviation industry especially if a new relationship does not come to fruition. European Union-based airlines are free to fly to and from any country in …

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Northern Ireland tourism and flight tax could be lessened after Brexit, says Committee of MPs

Help could be on the way for Northern Ireland’s tourism industry as tax on tourism and flights could be slashed after Brexit. This was the assessment of an influential committee of Members of the Parliament as the UK prepares to leave the European Union. The hospitality industry of Northern Island actually pays more than twice the VAT than that of competitors in the Republic of Ireland. Tourism-related businesses in Northern …

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Legal Experts Fear Major Brexit Disruption for Aviation

by David Donald Eight months ago, Britain voted in a referendum to leave the European Union (EU), embarking on an uncharted path and plunging the business community as a whole into a spiral of uncertainty. By the end of this month, the UK government is expected to initiate the so-called Article 50 clause that will mark the point of no return in the complex Brexit process, through which the country …

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Brexit considerations for aviation: Are the skies becoming any clearer?

Holman Fenwick Willan LLP A great deal was written in the immediate aftermath of last June’s referendum result as to the potential impact of Brexit on aerospace interests in the UK and how the future regulatory landscape might look. Much of the literature was inevitably speculative and could only draw on existing models from other countries’ trading relationships with the EU as a guide to the UK’s possible post-Brexit arrangements. …

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Ryanair: UK must clarify Brexit aviation plan within a year

Ryanair has urged the UK to keep them abreast of their aviation plans post-Brexit within the year in order to help them efficiently strategize their routes. Speaking at an event that introduced new routes for London, Ryanair’s Chief Marketing Officer Kenny Jacobs said that aviation movers, shakers and players should not be kept in the dark with regards to what will happen to the industry in 12 months time. Most …

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Brexit: UK airlines back May to seal EU aviation deal

UK airline carriers are confident that the government will be able to secure access to the EU aviation market after the UK leaves the European Union, says a senior aviation industry representative. Airlines UK chief executive Tim Alderslade expressed to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) select committee the urgency of negotiation access to the EU open skies agreement. “We want the government to negotiate early access to …

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Ryanair chief warns UK could face NO flights to Europe in 2019

Outspoken Ryanair Chief Executive Officer Michael O’Leary warned of a potential flight shutdown in March of 2019 should UK ministers fail to strike a Brexit deal. The controversial chief of the Irish low-cost airline said that there might be no flights in and out of the UK, should government ministers continue to walk on the “cliff edge.” ‘There is a possibility, unlikely, but nevertheless a possibility that there may be …

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MPs back post-Brexit aviation deals

With the UK leaving the European Union (EU), majority of the Members of Parliament (MPs) from the House of Commons believe that the UK’s air connectivity is of utmost importance in order to ensure continuity and smooth commerce. A recent survey revealed that 86% of MPs agreed that to ensure the stability of air services between the UK, the EU and other countries such as the United States and Canada, …

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Brexit poses threat to Irish aviation sector

Ireland’s aviation interests must be looked after as the threat of a hard Brexit looms, said the head of the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA). Eamonn Brennan, chief executive of the IAA, is concerned that the growth of the country’s aviation industry can be severely hampered by the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union. Furthermore, the impending Brexit can also set Ireland’s tourism and trade back. To ensure that Ireland’s …

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